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Do You Need A Power of Attorney for Estate Planning?

Planning your estate is one of the best ways you can protect all you have and continue to work for.  It not only makes the process of handling assets easier when it is your time to go, it also takes care of issues that may come up in the event you are incapacitated.  According to […]

How a Mediator Can Help Your Litigation Claim Avoid Further Costs

By the time you have decided to submit a claim to the Florida Court system, you will have been paying out pocket.  Throughout the process, there are attorney’s fees, document submission fees and more.  You have to ask yourself if the claim is worth pursuing.  Once you get through the four basic stages of litigation: […]

What is the process of settling an estate without a will?

Having a will prepared is something most people think about at some point in their life.  Many people think they need to have a substantial amount of wealth to have a will.  Or they think they need to own property to have a will.  And what about your minor children; do you need a will […]

Being Appointed A Personal Representative

Your father or best friend asks you to be their personal representative of their estate should something happen to them.  That doesn’t sound too hard.  Now years down the road, it’s time for you to assume that role.  Do you know what to do?  Where do you start?  This article should help you get started […]

What is Formal Administration?

When a loved one passes and they have left behind adequate assets that go above and beyond the expenses of their funeral and burial, formal administration of their assets may be necessary. This of course can be avoided if they have a will or trust that names specific beneficiaries or there is joint ownership of […]

Achieve Peace Knowing Your Finances are in Order

Throughout each day there are thousands of people who pass away all over the world. Each of these deaths are devastating to the family and loved ones. They can never be replaced and no amount of monetary value will even come close to replacing them. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tragic […]

Dividing the Estate of a Deceased Loved One

When a loved one passes away there should always be a grieving period before their estate is gone through. This grieving period may create feelings or create scenarios where the family may not necessarily agree, but can come together and support one another. However, once you throw in the deceased person’s estate, property, money, and […]

Achieve Peace Knowing Your Finances are in Order

Throughout each day there are thousands of people who pass away all over the world. Each of these deaths are devastating to the family and loved ones. They can never be replaced and no amount of monetary value will even come close to replacing them. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tragic […]

Key Elements to Consider in a Will

Unfortunately, most people die without a will, and of those people more than 50% have children. The majority of individuals feel that they don’t have the knowledge to create a will or that it will take too much time to prepare or that they really don’t have anything to leave behind so they feel there’s […]

Top Six Facts About Estate Planning

When making arrangements for your passing, the discussion, although necessary, is never really an easy adjustment to make or accept. Nonetheless, everyone, at some point in time, needs to have the discussion and do the paperwork. Here are six facts about estate planning that will make the process a bit less daunting. Trusts aren’t just […]

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