Creating your last will and testament is an essential step in securing your family's future and ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. It is the first step in developing a strong estate plan with your experienced Florida estate planning attorney. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that a will alone is sufficient to safeguard...
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...
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...
Out-of-state Personal Representative complicates a complicated process. Probate is the proving of a deceased person’s Will, authenticating that the document was executed properly.  It also means the time during which the executor, officially known as the Personal Representative, settles the deceased person’s estate. The probate process can be time consuming, and it’s even worse when an...
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...
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