It may be no secret that we live in a litigious society. Business owners, people worried about an expensive divorce, working professionals who operate in a legally treacherous environment, and others, are all potentially at risk of devastating lawsuits. Did you know, however, that a Domestic Asset Protection Trust is one way to protect yourself? First,...
Were you aware of the fact that there are many different types of trusts in estate law? For example, a marital trust can be a legal arrangement that transfers assets to a surviving spouse after the trustmaker’s death. A credit-shelter trust allows married couples to take full advantage of state and federal estate tax exemptions. A...
Do you realize how important it can be to have an estate plan in place? The recent spread of COVID-19 is a stark reminder about how unpredictable life can be and how the tragedy of serious illness can strike seemingly out of nowhere. Let us take these unprecedented times as an opportunity to focus on what...
Did you know that Individual Retirement Accounts are outstanding tools for a broad range of Americans to prepare for their post-working years? They are not, however, without drawbacks. Understanding the pros and cons of these popular investments can help account holders decide whether to contribute more during this year’s extended deadline. Due to the COVID-19 crisis,...
Did you know that you are never too old or too young to begin estate planning? In many cases, the process leads to a greater awareness of what is truly important and how to protect it. Family and finances are the most common estate considerations, but another critical aspect is health care. Too often, younger adults...
Alzheimer’s Disease is a well-known problem in the United States, but many people fail to appreciate how devastating the disease truly is. Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and that seniors live on average just four to eight years after a positive diagnosis? Or that Alzheimer’s is...
Do you remember when you were a little kid and your mom told you to put your favorite toy in a safe place? Then, you put it somewhere so safe that you could not find it? Believe it or not, the same thing can happen with your valuables now as an adult. When it comes to...
Did you know gifting estate assets to family members is a common strategy for avoiding estate taxes levied after you pass away? It is not, however, as easy as handing over property and investments and calling it a day. Knowing the rules of estate planning and utilizing specific wealth-building strategies can not only help you mitigate...
When it comes to estate planning in Florida, we all have goals. We have goals for ourselves, our children, our businesses, and also for our legacy. We know that you have dreams and plans for your legacy.  While many people think about the here and now, which can include health care decision-making, financial decision-making, and plans...
There has been much conversation and many discussions in the news surrounding the use of a Living Will during the Coronavirus pandemic. While most statements are correct, others range from mild to dangerous. For example, some claim you will not receive any medical treatment should you have a living will while others state that you will...