Overcoming Estate Planning Excuses

Maria has a small child, a daughter named Alyssa. Lionel is an unmarried business owner. Simon is a college student with few possessions or debts. They all have something in common: they don’t have estate plans. In fact, when asked why they don’t have Wills, they all engage in the same estate planning excuses. They don’t know, yet, that there are ways to overcome those excuses. Excuse #1: I don’t like to talk about Read More

How to Protect Your Business from an Owner’s Incapacity

If you own a business, ask yourself this question: What would happen to my business if I could no longer work? Fortunately, there are ways to protect a business from an owner’s potential incapacity. The best way is to develop plans before incapacity strikes. Start at the Beginning Legal documents usually are prepared when forming a business. The number and type of documents varies depending on the type of entity Read More

Which Power of Attorney Is Right for You?

It’s recommended that your comprehensive estate plan include at least one power of attorney. But, there are several documents that include “power of attorney” in the title. Legal documents that have similar names may have very different purposes and consequences. It’s important to know a little about powers of attorney to make sure you choose the right one for you. Florida Power of Attorney Law. The basic power of Read More

How to Plan for Incapacity or Disability

When a car breaks down, the driver usually pulls over to the side of the road and activates the car’s hazard lights. If a boat runs into trouble, the operator may radio a Mayday call and send up flares to summon help. But when an individual becomes incapacitated, their ability to alert others that they need help ends, sometimes abruptly. Just as it’s important to pack an emergency kit in your car or file a float plan Read More