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Legal Options For Enforcing A Florida Divorce Decree

By Laurie R. Chane |

In an ideal world, by the time parties are enter into a final judgment  in a Florida divorce case, both will be satisfied with the result and do their part to enable a smooth transition. Unfortunately, most divorces proceed in the real world. Whether out of spite, procrastination, a disagreement with how the order… Read More »

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Assets You Should Exclude When Preparing A Will

By Laurie R. Chane |

The point is driven home quite often, but many Floridians can use a reminder of the importance of creating a will. As noted by the financial planning and wealth management team at Forbes, everyone needs one regardless of age, wealth, or family situation. Your will enables you to pass assets to beneficiaries and choose… Read More »

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Florida Child Support: Dealing With Medical Expenses

By Laurie R. Chane |

Regardless of whether you pay or receive child support in Florida, there are basic amounts that you expect. Costs for food, living arrangements, education, extracurricular activities, and personal needs certainly add up, but they are just the beginning when it comes to the financial investment of raising a child. When addressing child support, parents… Read More »

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4 Reasons To Revoke A Florida Power Of Attorney Or Advance Directive

By Laurie R. Chane |

It was a smart move to execute a power of attorney and/or health care advance directive as part of your estate plan, as these two documents go a long way toward protecting your interests if you become incapacitated. Florida defines incapacity as lacking the ability to manage and make responsible decisions regarding your assets… Read More »

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Understanding Different Types Of Wills Under Florida Law

By Laurie R. Chane |

When you consider that a will is one of the most fundamental components of an estate plan, it seems unfair that the various types available under Florida law can create such confusion. The basic definition of a will is any instrument which disposes of a person’s property at or after death, including a document… Read More »

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Parenting Coordination In Florida Divorces: Things To Know

By Laurie R. Chane |

A bitter, hostile divorce can be devastating for the parties, but the toll on children can be extremely stressful and traumatic. You certainly want to spare children the unpleasant experience, yet it is not possible to shelter them from child custody and parenting time issues completely. The judge WILL enter a court order outlining… Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRO)

By Laurie R. Chane |

As you are contemplating your Florida estate plan and working out details for advance directives, it is important that you not overlook a key document: A Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNRO), which can be critical in end-of-life situations. In short, this document is a statement of your wishes if health care providers must decide… Read More »

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4 Signs A Loved One May Be Ready For Assisted Living In Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Aging and planning for long-term care can be a touchy subject for many people, but it is a topic you may need to address on behalf of a loved one in coming years. According to the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), 1 in 5 Floridians is aged 65 and older and the population of… Read More »

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Avoid These Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

By Laurie R. Chane |

Of all the different reasons cited for not addressing estate planning, not being rich enough seems to make it on the list for many people in Florida. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most damaging misconceptions: According to Forbes, one of the top myths about estate planning is lack of wealth or assets… Read More »

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Overview Of Florida’s Spousal Elective Share Statute

By Laurie R. Chane |

Some of the most dramatic moments in film or TV occur when the long-suffering, surviving spouse finds out that he or she has been cut out of the will. While these scenes make for great entertainment, you would be devastated to find yourself in this type of real-life scenario. Being eliminated from your spouse’s… Read More »

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