As a parent with a minor child (or two or more minor children), ensuring that your child’s (or children’s) needs are met in the event that you die unexpectedly is an important part of the estate planning process. In addition to appointing a guardian, there are financial considerations to address as well, and there are several questions you will want to answer to ensure that you […]
Administering a family member’s estate through the probate process in Florida involves a number of important steps. While many of these steps (such as providing notice to creditors and distributing assets to your loved one’s heirs and beneficiaries) are dictated by the probate process itself, there are issues outside of probate that need to be addressed as well. As a personal representative, heir, or beneficiary, […]
While preparing an estate plan allows you to address a number of important legal issues, for most people, estate planning is about peace of mind. You want to know that you will receive medical care according to your wishes should you become uncommunicative. And you want to know that, at the time of your death, the burdens on your loved ones will be no greater than […]
You have a will. Maybe you worked with an attorney years ago, or maybe you went online and bought an “estate plan” that consisted of a basic will and a power of attorney. Now, time has passed, some things in your life have changed, and you are wondering: Do I also need a trust?
Let us start by saying that everyone’s estate planning needs are different. An […]
Guardianship affords the opportunity to care for a person without assuming the role of a parent through adoption. For parents of children with special needs, planning for guardianship after age 18 can ensure continued access to government benefits and the ability to continue to make decisions on your child’s behalf. In short, establishing guardianship can serve a variety of important purposes, and there are a number […]