15Sep, 2020

Which of Your Assets Are Subject to Probate?

September 15th, 2020|Estate Planning|

A gavel, money, key and probate sign.When preparing your estate plan, addressing the costs and risks associated with probate is an important part of the process. Although probate is a necessary part of estate administration in Florida, the scope of probate can be greatly reduced with careful planning, and this can save your loved ones significant time, costs, and stress as they wind up your final […]

5Sep, 2020

Special Needs Trusts: What You Need to Know

September 5th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Two hands protecting a pink piggybank.If you have a child or spouse with special needs, ensuring that your child or spouse will have adequate access to financial resources throughout his or her lifetime is likely to be one of your top estate planning priorities. Fortunately, there is an estate planning tool that is designed specifically to help in this situation. This tool is known as the […]

15Aug, 2020

How To Terminate Guardianship in Jacksonville, FL

August 15th, 2020|Guardianship|

Guardianship and Parenting book; A gavel on the side.While appointing a guardian for a minor child, an adult child with special needs or an aging loved one can serve a number of invaluable purposes, there are various reasons why the need for a guardian may come to an end. There are also circumstances in which someone may find it necessary to seek to have a guardian […]

5Aug, 2020

What Happens If You Don’t Probate a Will?

August 5th, 2020|Probate|

Probate stamp used in a trial court.When a loved one passes away, there are certain legal steps that need to be taken in order to administer his or her final affairs. If your loved one left behind a will, one of these steps will be to have the terms of his or her will executed through the probate process.

The probate process is fundamental to estate administration […]

15Jul, 2020

How Do I Talk to My Elderly Parents About Estate Planning?

July 15th, 2020|Estate Planning|

An estate planning worksheet and glasses.There comes a time in every adult child’s life that they need to learn about their parents’ estate plan. Understanding your parents’ estate plan is important, it is not selfish, and it is prudent for your parents and for you.

But, none of this makes talking to your parents about their estate plan easy. Regardless of how close you are (or aren’t) […]

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