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How Your Estate Plan Can Reduce Adult Sibling Rivalry

By Laurie R. Chane |

My mother came from a large extended family full of long standing rifts. For most of my life, she didn’t speak to her oldest sister who lived across from us and that sister didn’t speak to the youngest one who was her next door neighbor. It is a family joke that she would suddenly… Read More »

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Is Florida Collaborative Divorce the Right Fit for Me?

By Laurie R. Chane |

Ending your marriage is a challenging, emotional life event, but divorcing couples do have options for making the process relatively smooth and stress-free. One strategy to consider is proceeding under Florida’s Collaborative Law Process Act, which can be more amicable for the parties. A collaborative divorce can effectively work for couples with children (young… Read More »

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Overview of Florida Law on Grandparent Visitation Rights

By Laurie R. Chane |

A divorce is technically the dissolution of a marriage between two spouses, but the reality is that the case impacts entire families. Many grandparents are justified in having concerns about their ability to see their grandchildren, particularly where they did not get along well with their own child’s spouse or that person wants to… Read More »

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Debunking 3 Common Myths About Florida Estate Planning

By Laurie R. Chane |

Estate planning is not a topic that most Floridians think about regularly, perhaps because they see it as morbid and depressing to confront your own mortality. There are countless individuals who take this view, but there are many others who may avoid making a will, creating a trust, or executing powers of attorney because… Read More »

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4 Types of Trusts to Consider in Your Florida Estate Plan

By Laurie R. Chane |

Trusts can play an important role in anyone’s estate plan, regardless of your financial net worth. Even individuals with moderate wealth want to seek certain objectives and deal with circumstances that a will alone cannot properly address. A recent article published by Forbes describes some of the goals that trusts can help you achieve… Read More »

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Florida Estate Planning for Millennials and Young Adults

By Laurie R. Chane |

Some Millennials and young adults do not make estate planning a priority because they mistakenly believe that you must be wealthy or old – or both – to even think about developing a strategy. Results of a survey conducted by Caring.com, an online resource for information about issues facing aging adults, prove this point…. Read More »

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Long-Term Health Care in Florida Estate Planning: A Look at Your Options

By Laurie R. Chane |

Floridians of all ages understand the importance of creating a solid estate plan, including a will, powers of attorney, trusts, and other documents appropriate for their unique family situations. However, many overlook one critical aspect of an estate plan: Long-term health care. Statistics about long-term care in the US from Morningstar, Inc., an online… Read More »

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New Law on IRAs May Affect Your Florida Estate Plan

By Laurie R. Chane |

Whether you are still working or already retired, you may need to review and make adjustments to your existing Florida estate plan under a new federal law that went into effect in January 2020. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act implements key changes to many retirement plans and the rules… Read More »

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Common Florida Parenting Plan Violations and What You Can Do About Them

By Laurie R. Chane |

When going through divorce, one of the most important issues you will address is child custody and visitation under Florida’s statute on time-sharing and parenting plans. The laws favor both parents participating in  important decision-making, which means each of you will have rights and responsibilities. Even where one parent has the child the majority… Read More »

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Common Grounds for Probate Litigation and How to Avoid Them

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you are like many people, the last thing you want to happen after your passing is disagreements about your estate among your heirs, beneficiaries, surviving loved ones. Unfortunately, infighting and legal disputes are much more common than you might expect. The animosity often leads to lengthy, time-consuming – and costly – probate litigation… Read More »

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