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Estate Planning During COVID – The Importance and What It Entails

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, 2.04 million Floridians have contracted COVID-19. Sadly, over 33,000 residents have died from the disease, while over 83,000 Floridians have required hospitalization for the virus. Even if the first two numbers weren’t tragic enough, that last number alone should give all of us pause. While mere exposure to COVID means […]

How Permanent Insurance Fits Into Your Game Plan to Build and Protect Wealth

Permanent Insurance: Using the Two-Way Player Game Plan The pandemic caused me to watch more football this past season than any other. The game has changed much over the years. One remnant of a bygone era is the “two-way player,” who played both offense and defense. With a few rare exceptions, the two-way player is […]

What Is Probate and Should You Avoid It?

For many families, avoiding probate may be a worthwhile endeavor in which to invest time and money. Estate planners, wealth management advisors and attorneys have built an industry helping people bypass probate. However, there are also common misconceptions about probate and the need to avoid it. To help give you a better understanding of the […]

What Is the Purpose of a Lady Bird Deed?

Many individuals wish to pass their property down to their heirs without probate. One way to do this is with a life estate deed where the owner retains possession of the property while they (or another person) are alive, and then another person becomes the fee simple owner of the property. However, this type of […]

If You Are Invited to a Death Dinner, What Should You Bring?

The concept of “Death Dinners” is a growing trend gaining momentum nationwide.  Talking about death over dinner may not seem appetizing, but this idea is the result of the chronic problem of our societal avoidance of the most unpleasant and certain event in life.  There are organizers, both volunteer and for profit, facilitating gatherings where […]

The importance of having a Power of Attorney

Partner Jim Ippoliti explains the importance of having a Power of Attorney and a will.  Jim helps individuals and their families develop plans to ensure their health care wishes are honored.

How to Take Care of Your Children When You’re Gone Through Estate Planning

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq., Widerman Malek Celebration Law Office (407) 566-0001 charles@cpclaw.net www.celebrationlaw.com © 2017, All Rights Reserved Start by thinking about it Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we parents know that it’s pretty much all for our children.  We work so hard to make them happy and give them […]

Use Land Trusts to Protect Your Assets

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq.  (c) 2017 All rights reserved. If you own real estate assets, you should know about asset protection strategies.  Real estate investors have long used land trusts in Florida to hold title to their properties.  There are many reasons to use land trusts, but this article will focus on the asset […]

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Tips on Planning Your Estate

If you have worked hard over the years and amassed a sizeable estate, you will want to make sure you have a definite plan for passing it on to your heirs. If you don’t have a will, your estate will run the real risk of going through costly and time-consuming litigation, and whatever does end […]

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