21Jan, 2019

Estate Planning: Choosing the Right Type of Trust

January 21st, 2019|Estate Planning|

Estate PlanIt is an all-too-common misconception that a trust is a sophisticated legal instrument reserved exclusively for only the wealthy. The reality, however, is that trusts are one of the most commonly used estate planning arrangements with a proven track record for being a highly reliable method of ensuring an individual’s final wishes are implemented correctly.

Regardless of age, amount of assets, or family size, everyone should […]

8Jan, 2019

Florida Guardianship Alternatives: Understanding the “Least Restrictive Means” Requirement

January 8th, 2019|Family Law|

Do you have a loved one who has become recently incapacitated? Are you concerned that someone you care about lacks the mental or physical abilities to take care of themselves? While Florida guardianship statutes offer many options to ensure the people important to you are adequately cared for, the judicial system can be complex and intimidating. The experienced attorneys of Beller & Bustamante, P.L., can […]

21Dec, 2018

I Am in My 20s (or 30s). Do I Need an Estate Plan?

December 21st, 2018|Estate Planning|

Estate planning Beneficiaries and BequestsWhen is the “right” time to put together your estate plan? While there is a common perception that preparing an estate plan is something you do when you start to approach the age of retirement, the reality is that there are plenty of important reasons to put a plan in place while you are in your 20s or 30s.

Why? First, while we […]

8Dec, 2018

A Family Member Named Me as Their Trustee or Personal Representative. What Do I Need to Know?

December 8th, 2018|Estate Planning|

estate planning documentsIf you have recently lost a loved one, we offer our deepest condolences. Regardless of the circumstances, dealing with the death of a family member is a trying time. And no matter how many clients we represent, it never gets easier to witness someone grieving a tragic loss.

If your loved one named you as their trustee or personal representative, you will play a central […]

21Nov, 2018

Checklist: Preparing to Meet with a Divorce Attorney

November 21st, 2018|Divorce|

divorcing couple signing paperwork togetherIf you are contemplating a divorce or are concerned that your spouse may be preparing to file to dissolve your marriage, preparing now can help make the process less stressful and potentially quite a bit smoother. If you have concerns, it is never too early to start planning. And if you are thinking about meeting with a divorce attorney, taking certain […]