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Who should you name as executor of your estate?

There are several components to an estate plan that you need to think about as you’re getting yours together. Obviously, the primary concern is setting things up so your loved ones can just follow the plan.  You need to name someone who will take care of the estate...

Don’t forget these 2 real estate contract terms

Whether we realize it or not, all legal transactions are founded on a contract. When we go to the store and purchase groceries or visit our local hairdresser for a trim, these are legal transactions that rely on contract law.  Because of the sums involved in real...

Can you use Medicaid for a nursing home?

You may be interested in using Medicaid if you’re going to be moving into a nursing home. You want the government benefits to pay for your long-term care. You know how expensive this care can be, but it’s also crucial to your quality of life. The problem is simply...

Reasons to exclude someone from your will

You are taking measures to modify your estate plan, and the first step is to draft a new will. You have organized your assets and now know how you would like to distribute them. You’re also aware that there are certain people you wish to disinherit. Let's look at just...

Setting up a power of attorney

Estate planning largely focuses on the division of assets. These assets are divided through the will, placed into trusts, given as gifts or otherwise passed on to the next generation. The estate plan is just a plan for how all of this should take place. This is a good...

What does it take to be an executor?

You may have had a loved one reach out to you when they created their will or trust. They may have asked you to take on the role of executor of their estate. There may not have been many details discussed but your loved one was convinced you were the right person for...

How can you avoid probate in Florida?

Whether you have an estate plan or not at the time of your demise, your estate will pass on to someone or some entity. If you die without an estate plan (intestate), Florida laws will dictate how your assets are distributed. However, if you have an estate plan, your...

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