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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 […]

Seek Your Independence through Proper Estate Planning

As we get ready to celebrate the United States of America’s Birthday and Independence Day, let us remember to acknowledge and honor the sacrifice of the many who over the years, and to this day, have enabled us to live in freedom in the greatest country on God’s green earth. Our system of justice and […]

Ian L. Gilden, Esquire Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

LAKE MARY, FL. (June 23, 2016) – Ian L. Gilden, Esquire of Ian L. Gilden, P.A. was recently recognized in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.  The list of 1,144 honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit […]

Providing Donations to Charities in Your Estate Planning Documents

You have fortunately been able to provide for your family and have the financial ability to also make donations to charities that you regard as carrying out worthwhile efforts. You can, if you have a Last Will & Testament or a Living Trust, provide by specific bequests certain designated amounts to particular charities of your […]

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