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High Net Worth Divorce In Florida: Real Life Versus TV Drama

By Laurie R. Chane |

Many people are familiar with the legal concepts and process through fictional accounts and some may even have personal experience with high net worth divorce in Florida. While TV shows and films do an excellent job of achieving their goal, which is to engage and entertain you as the audience. However, the methods are… Read More »

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Moving To Assisted Living In Florida? Considerations Regarding Your Home

By Laurie R. Chane |

You have probably heard how a large percentage of elderly Americans will require some sort of long-term care during their lifetimes, but things really come into focus when you start to weigh your options. Cost will be a significant factor, especially in light of statistics regarding long-term care in the US. Almost one-quarter of… Read More »

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How To Open A Conversation About Prenuptial Agreements In Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you will be making a trip down the aisle any time soon, some figures regarding divorce will certainly be encouraging. According to the Institute for Family Studies (IFS), divorces have been steadily falling in the US in recent years, hitting a record low in 2019. For every 1,000 couples who married that year,… Read More »

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Key Sections Of A Florida Designation Of Health Care Surrogate Form

By Laurie R. Chane |

When you think about the concept of civil rights, your mind probably turns to freedom of speech, protection from discrimination, and other basic constitutional principles. You probably do not expect these issues to touch upon estate planning, but Florida lawmakers take a different view: The Florida statute on Health Care Advance Directives actually falls… Read More »

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4 Important Points To Include In Your Florida Parenting Plan

By Laurie R. Chane |

Some of the most contentious disputes in a Florida divorce  involve child custody and timesharing, but parents are allowed – and even encouraged – to work out the details by agreement. If they are able to reach a consensus, the Florida statute on parenting and time-sharing requires the parties address decision-making responsibilities and the… Read More »

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Florida’s Five Wishes Approach To Planning For Incapacity

By Laurie R. Chane |

The majority of Floridians recognize the importance of creating an estate plan that instructs loved ones on final affairs at death; however, many are unfamiliar with their options for incapacity and end-of-life care. Without proper documentation in place, your loved ones ill equipped  to handle health and well-being decisions if you are unable to… Read More »

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Guardianship for an Elderly Family Member

By Laurie R. Chane |

You may not give much thought to your loved ones’ need for assistance as they grow older, but statistics indicate that the topic of guardianship may come up in the future. US Census Bureau figures reveal that the nation’s elderly population has expanded considerably since 2010, with the 65+ age group growing by 34.2… Read More »

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Types of Estate Administration in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

When a person dies with real estate, bank accounts, and personal property in not held in trust, there is a legal process surviving loved ones must go through to distribute these assets to the people entitled to them by law. The details are covered in a section of the Florida Probate Code on Administration… Read More »

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“Birdnesting” in Florida Divorce: Weighing Pros and Cons

By Laurie R. Chane |

Going through a Florida divorce is especially tough for parents, who often struggle to find an ideal custody and visitation arrangement that supports the child’s needs – along with their own personal and professional lives. Fortunately, the laws are in your favor in many ways. It the public policy of the state that children… Read More »

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Facts About Advance Directives in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Every competent adult has the right to make decisions regarding health care and medical treatment, but there can be serious complications when it comes to the concept of competency. You might not think too much about what would happen if you were hurt in an accident or suffer from a medical condition that affects… Read More »

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