Why a Will Won’t Help You Avoid Probate

When you die, the estate you leave behind must go through the probate process unless you’ve taken actions that remove everything from your estate in some way.  During probate, the court supervises everything while your personal representative notifies creditors, pays bills, files taxes, and distributes remaining assets to your loved ones. Many people have heard…

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Why You Should Get Your Estate Plan in Order Before Going on Vacation

In addition to getting someone to water the plants and take care of mail while you’re away, there’s one more task you should add to your “to-do” list before you head off for your big vacation. Make sure your estate plan is up-to-date. Why now? Some critical tasks can help if you experience an emergency…

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How to Leave Property to Adult Children

Leaving property to adult children in Florida can raise many questions. Do adult children inherit automatically? Should you jointly title assets with an adult child to make estate administration easier? And what happens if a parent decides to leave a child out of their will? The information below can help you understand the estate planning…

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