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Reasons To Consider Changing Your Florida Will

By Laurie R. Chane |

You get a great sense of accomplishment when you work with your Florida estate planning attorney to prepare and execute your Last Will and Testament. Your will is one of the most important cornerstones of your legacy when you pass, and it may work in conjunction with a living trust or other documents. However,… Read More »

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Considerations When Cutting An Heir Out Of Your Estate Plan In Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Finding out that someone has been cut out of a decedent’s estate plan can be among the most jaw-dropping moments in a TV or film drama, but many people do consider their options in real life as well. Essentially, the objective is to leave out a person who would normally inherit part of the… Read More »

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Decisions Florida Law Makes For You When You Die Without A Will

By Laurie R. Chane |

The list of reasons people avoid making a will or estate plan is long, but some will probably sound familiar. Procrastination, financial considerations, and viewing estate planning as a morbid topic are often cited for not preparing a will. Whatever your reasons may be, it is essential to know what happens when you do… Read More »

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Types Of Florida Estate Litigation You Avoid With A Will

By Laurie R. Chane |

Most people will do all they can to avoid litigation during their lifetimes, but you might not expect that legal action could even arise after your passing. Though your estate may be in the position to sue or defend claims, some of the most common lawsuits involve administration of the estate itself. The best… 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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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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What Can a Will NOT Do Under Florida Estate Planning Laws?

By Laurie R. Chane |

For many people, creating a will might seem like an overwhelming task. Caring.com, an online resource for information on issues that affect aging individuals, surveyed 2,400 respondents to find that under half have executed a will or other estate planning documents. The individuals provided different reasons why they have not undertaken the process, but… Read More »

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Four Types of Wills Under Florida Estate Planning Laws

By Laurie R. Chane |

A last will and testament is one of the most important, foundational estate planning documents you prepare. It gives you control over where your assets go upon your death, thereby giving you peace of mind during your lifetime knowing that your final affairs are addressed. By law, creating a will is relatively straightforward: You… Read More »

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5 Tips for Choosing an Executor When Making Your Will in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you are getting ready to make your will, it is likely that one of your first issues is choosing the person who will handle your final affairs upon death. One place to start is Florida’s probate code rules on qualifications of executors, which require someone at least 18 years old, who has not… Read More »

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Four Tips to Avoid a Florida Will Contest After Your Passing

By Laurie R. Chane |

Creating a will is already a challenging task, so it’s difficult to think that your efforts could be all for naught when loved ones contest its provisions after you die. Unfortunately, certain individuals may do so: Florida is the only US state that specifically prohibits no-contest clauses in wills, declaring them unenforceable. This means… Read More »

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