Are you a Florida resident? Do you want to have your estate avoid probate when you pass away? In fact, are you planning for your estate to not go through probate when you pass away because you have created a Florida last will and testament? The fact that you have created a Florida last will and...
Are you a Florida resident thinking about creating an estate plan? Have you recently moved to Florida and have an out-of-state estate plan? Have you been putting off getting an estate plan, thinking it is not important? Have you just been too busy moving to update your estate plan? We would encourage you to continue to...
Have you just completed your Florida estate plan? Are you wondering where you should safely keep your original documents, as well as copies? Do you have a safe deposit box at your bank where you store other important documents and valuable items? Do you consider a safe deposit box the best place for storing important documents?...
Your Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. So, it makes sense to have a Will that is complete. To do so, you will need to understand the most important elements of a Will. The Testator and the Will For a Will to be valid, the testator must: be of sound...
Florida executor requirements are stringent.  Choosing the right personal representative for your estate is an extremely important decision. Personal representatives take on responsibilities and duties that will affect loved ones. This is not a decision to be taken lightly, so you may want to consider some of the following qualities when looking for your ideal personal...
If you have been named as the executor of an estate in Florida (the specific term for this role is “Personal Representative”) by a loved one who has recently passed away, you will quickly realize that there are a lot of things you are responsible for. An executor is chosen to make sure the final wishes...
An executor is a key component in an estate plan. In the state of Florida, we formally refer to that person as the Personal Representative.  He or she is entrusted with safeguarding the property of a deceased person until all taxes and liabilities have been paid, and then disbursing the rest to the designated and/or eligible...
For many people, probate is an intimidating concept that they need to deal with at one of the worst times in their life, just after a loved one has passed away.  The probate process is set up to identify assets of a person after they have died so that they can be used to pay debts...