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Ancillary Probate for Out of State Property

One of the situations a lot of people may not be familiar with, is what must be done if a Florida resident dies, but also owns property or assets outside of the state of Florida. This is why it is so very important to carefully review what the decedent owned, and where all the assets […]

Deciding When Your Aging Parent Needs Help at Home

Aging hopefully will be a process that involves new adventures, continued learning, and quality time with family and friends.    However, certain situations may require some assistance, perhaps from an Orlando guardianship attorney, for that to safely occur. One of the most difficult decisions can involve whether an aging parent can continue to live in their […]

Why Do I Need a Probate/Estate Planning Attorney Instead of an Attorney That Does Everything?

In today’s practice of law it is very difficult to do all kinds of law and excel in all areas. The practice of law is constantly evolving and changing. It is impossible to keep current in all areas of practice and provide appropriate legal services. Beware the Attorney who practices “Door Law”. That is, they […]

Proper Storage of Your Estate Planning Documents

You finally have your Orlando Estate Planning Documents properly prepared by an experienced Estate Planning Attorney, now where should your original documents be stored? You have the choice of storing your documents in your safe deposit box, or if you have a secure safe in your home or office that is another option. However, if […]

You Are Not the Personal Representative of the Estate, Do You Need an Attorney to Represent You During Probate?

The Orlando Probate process can at times be confusing and frustrating. This can apply especially if you are a beneficiary of an estate. You may have questions regarding the probate process, what information you are entitled to receive, what your rights are as a beneficiary, and what you can or cannot do as a beneficiary. […]

Estate Planning When an Elderly Parent Divorces or Their Spouse Dies

After your elderly mother or father divorced, or their spouse died, you should try to have a discussion about their Orlando Estate Planning Documents. That may not be an easy discussion, but one that should occur. It is crucial that the proper Estate Planning Documents have been properly updated, or if none exist, to have […]

How Do I Plan to Obtain a Successor Guardian, When I No Longer Can Act As a Guardian?

You have been the Court Appointed Guardian for your spouse or other family member for many years. However, you are getting older and have your own challenges to deal with that are making it very difficult for you to continue your obligations as Guardian. How can you arrange for someone else to replace you as […]

What Is a Pour-Over-Will and Should It Be Part of My Orlando Estate Planning?

You have met with your Orlando Estate Planning attorney and have decided to, among other documents, have a Trust prepared to accomplish your Estate Planning goals. You think you have completely funded your Trust, but forgot some assets. For example, some bank accounts were in your name, and you did not have them re-titled into […]

Do Not Forget to Fund Your Trust or your Estate Planning Goals May Fail

You took the steps (or should, if not done so yet) to retain an experienced Orlando Estate Planning Attorney, to prepare a legally valid and appropriate Trust. You now have a document that should act to protect your family and loved ones, and to properly distribute your Trust assets in the manner you want, and […]

Take a Vacation, but not from your Estate Planning Goals

A vacation from work, is a wonderful and often a much needed break from your everyday routine. However, the obligations to your family and loved ones to have an appropriate and effective Estate Plan does not go away on vacation, and is an ongoing goal to accomplish. Family situations change and the need for a […]

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