22Dec, 2021

Common Misconceptions About Florida Probate

December 22nd, 2021|Probate|

A probate case of an elderly woman in Florida.There are plenty of probate misconceptions in Florida. Whether you’re the executor or beneficiary of an estate, you should know what’s true and false about Florida probate.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of handling someone’s estate after their death. It involves:

  • Proving the validity of a will, if one exists;
  • Identifying assets;
  • Notifying creditors;
  • Paying debts; and
  • Distributing […]
10Dec, 2021

Pros and Cons of Do-It-Yourself Florida Wills

December 10th, 2021|Wills and Trust|

A man deciding whether to make a do-it-yourself will.There’s no requirement for a lawyer to prepare your will. You know what you want to have happened after you pass away, so why not just write it yourself? While that’s certainly an option for some, and one that plenty of people choose, do-it-yourself Florida wills come with inherent risks.

What Is a Do-It-Yourself Will?

A do-it-yourself will is a will […]

22Nov, 2021

Single Mothers: Guide to Financial Planning

November 22nd, 2021|Estate Planning|

Smiling single young mum embracing little daughter.As a single mother, your top priority is providing for your kids and yourself. All the pressure is on you to ensure the physical and financial well-being of your child.

It is so important to have your daily finances in order, but this is just half of financial planning. What about planning for the future? Are your assets protected? What would happen […]

10Nov, 2021

What You Should Know About Guardianship and Mental Illness

November 10th, 2021|Guardianship|

Male patient having consultation with doctor about mental health.Mental illness affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. every year. About one in four adults (approximately 26%) suffer from some type of mental illness. This disease spares no one. In fact, young people (ages 11-17) are currently struggling the most with their mental health.

Seeing a loved one […]

22Oct, 2021

What Is a Trustee and Why Is It Important?

October 22nd, 2021|Trust and Estate|

Trustee certification.For most people, the thought of creating an estate plan is not something they look forward to. However, in large part, this is because the world of estate planning contains many unfamiliar terms and concepts. For example, trusts are not something that most people have everyday experience dealing with. As humans, it’s normal for us to be hesitant to engage in something that we know very […]