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The Basics of Estate Planning

Estate planning documents are tools created to allow individuals a sense of security and protection for their wellbeing during their lifetime and for their assets once they pass away. The five main documents that serve as a fundamental foundation to any estate plan include: Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, […]

Common Law Marriage in Florida: A Guide for Unmarried Couples

Common law marriages are legally recognized marriages between two partners that have been together for a set amount of time, in many places, for example, seven years. Despite the term, common law marriages are not very common in the United States and are only recognized in a few states. In Florida, the belief that common […]

Validity of a Springing Power of Attorney in Florida

A Springing Power of Attorney is a specific type of power of attorney that is activated only upon the incapacity of the principal party. Upon the principal party’s determination of incapacity by a physician or a Court Order, the agent designated in the Springing Power of Attorney is then able to secure and manage the […]

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Blended families are becoming more common as time goes on. Estate planning, specifically for blended families, is vital to ensure parents’ wishes and distribution plan are followed, children and stepchildren are provided for, and family issues are reduced or eliminated following the death of a parent. Without estate planning documents, the statutes outline what percentage […]

Secure Your Future and Your Legacy: Why Estate Planning is a Must for Young Adults

Estate planning may seem like something that only older adults or those with significant assets should worry about; however, it is important for all adults, especially young professionals, to complete as well. 5 Reasons Why Estate Planning is a Must for Young Adults 1. Protecting Your Loved Ones Estate planning allows you to protect the […]

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