Who Will Make Medical Decisions for You if You Can’t?

If you are suddenly unable to care for yourself physically or mentally, do you know who will make medical decisions for you? Unfortunately, many people find themselves in this position because they haven’t discussed their plan with anyone – or perhaps have a plan at all.  Appointing someone to make medical decisions for you when…

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Virtual Services in Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

We are pleased to announce that Amy L. Phillips, PLLC is now able to serve clients in two states, and recently opened a new office in Pittsburgh, PA with a focus on virtual estate planning services. This is in addition to our main office in Winter Haven, Florida. Now, with both locations, the firm has even…

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FAQ: Should I give my home to my child or add his or her name to the deed?

Maybe—but do so carefully. One of the biggest benefits of adding a child (or children) to your deed is avoiding probate. If done correctly, at your death, your children would automatically own your home, saving them the expense and time of a probate case. Avoiding probate can also help eliminate problems with creditors after your…

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FAQ: If I don’t have a will, will the State of Florida get my money?

No—that’s almost never the case. If you don’t have a will, your estate is what’s known as an intestate estate. That means you don’t have a last will and testament, but it doesn’t mean your family won’t inherit from you. The Florida Statutes on intestate estates assume that what most people will want is for…

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