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Are There Any Key Gaps in Your Florida Estate Plan?

By Laurie R. Chane |

When someone asks whether you have an estate plan in place, you’ll probably answer with a confident “YES” if you’ve already executed a will. You might even go a step further by taking the time to review the document and make necessary updates based upon different life events. There may be a crucial flaw,… Read More »

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Types of Alimony in Florida Divorce Cases

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you’re considering or going through divorce in Florida, one of the key considerations in your case may be alimony. Whether you could be paying it or receiving it, spousal support can be one of the most hotly contested issues. Still, when you understand the objective of alimony, you’ll see why it might be… Read More »

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How to Create a Holiday Schedule: A Guide for Parents Sharing Child Custody

By Laurie R. Chane |

With the holidays right around the corner, many parents will need to adjust scheduling related to timesharing issues. Even when things run smoothly the rest of the year, there are special challenges when it comes to divvying up time between two households. You may have come to an agreement regarding holiday co-parenting in the… Read More »

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Answers to the Top 5 FAQs About Reverse Mortgages in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you’re starting to explore your estate planning options, you may see the term “reverse mortgage” come up in connection with your research. The specifics vary, but the general arrangement is that you access a portion of your home’s equity as a loan. You don’t have to pay monthly mortgage payments, and you can… Read More »

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Don’t Overlook Your Digital Assets When Working on an Estate Planning

By Laurie R. Chane |

Whether you have a will or die intestate, there are certain procedures under the Florida Probate Code for distributing your assets to your surviving loved ones. Aside from jointly owned items, and designations on bank accounts or life insurance, there’s no “automatic” transfer of your property. Your heirs and beneficiaries must go through the… Read More »

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5 Tips for Handling Business Interests in a Florida Divorce

By Laurie R. Chane |

Divorce has implications for almost every aspect of your life, and one of the primary issues in the process is dividing marital assets. Florida’s divorce statute requires an equitable distribution of all marital property, which can create some complications when one of these items is your ownership interest in a business. Regardless of whether… Read More »

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What Does a Florida Elder Law Attorney Do?

By Laurie R. Chane |

Data from the US Census Bureau reveals two very important demographic trends that adults of all ages should note over the next couple decades. The year 2030 marks the first time in our nation’s history that older individuals will outnumber individuals under the age of 18, and by 2035 there will be 78 million… Read More »

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Tips on Choosing a Nursing Home in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

According to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, population of residents aged 60 or older in Pasco County is expected to increase by 35 percent by the year 2040. Based upon these figures, it’s likely that you may be in the position to choose a nursing home for yourself or a loved one in… Read More »

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How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes

By Laurie R. Chane |

Not having a will seems to always top the list estate planning errors, but many people are already aware of the implications of dying without one. Florida probate code on intestate succession applies, which takes the handling of your estate out of your hands – so administration proceeds according to a set of strict… Read More »

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Attorney Laurie R. Chane Admitted to the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals

By Laurie R. Chane |

We are proud to announce that attorney Laurie R. Chane was recently admitted to the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals (TBACP) is a highly selective non-profit association of independent attorneys, neutral financials and neutral facilitators who specialize in and commit to collaborative divorce. Source: https://tbacp.org/

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