Charitable Organization

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Many times, an individual enjoys organizations that enrich the lives of others, save animals and preserve the environment.  In order to show their appreciation, they want to name the charitable organization as a beneficiary of their will or other estate plan, such as a trust.  When an individual gives to such a beneficiary, the philosophy is that they help to … Read More


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Will I WANT TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO A CHARITY IN MY WILLYou need a will to make sure all of your worldly possessions go to the person you want. You also need a will to give to those charities or foundations that you believe help the causes that you support for the good work that they do.Plan Gifts too OrganizationsHow ... Read More

Letter of Instructions

Letter of Instructions For WillsMany people have certain ideas about what they want done after they pass away. In most cases, the individual’s will does not give any idea about funeral arrangements: which funeral home to use, whether cremation is an option, certain rituals or religious beliefs to be followed. That is where a Letter of Instruction could be key ... Read More

Powers of the Personal Representative

Powers of the Personal RepresentativeIn Florida, the person or entity (ie. trust department of a bank) who is named in a will or who is appointed by the court to take care of the estate of the deceased individual during probate proceedings is the Powers of the Personal Representative. In other states, the Personal Representative is the executor. Here in ... Read More

Personal Representative

WHO CAN BE A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF An ESTATE? (Executor) A  Personal Representative is what the executor of an estate is called in Florida. A Personal Representative is the individual who is appointed by the court to administer the estate.There are 2 types of estates: 1) Testate and 2) IntestateA Testate estate is one where there is a will. An ... Read More

Storing Estate Planning Documents

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ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS Now that you have your Will Package: Will, Living Will, Designation of Health Care Surrogate, Declaration of Pre-Need Guardian, HIPAA Release, and your Durable Power of Attorney signed, witnessed, and notarized, it needs to be kept in a safe place. Not because they could be stolen, but to make sure they are not lost. The first thought for ... Read More

Advance Directives

When Should I revise my Advance Directives and Will?If you have a major life change, you should consider revising or updating your will and other estate planning documents, including your Advance Directives.Consider reviewing and possibly revising your will, advance directives , and other estate planning documents.Review your Will if any of the following occur: You get married. You have children or ... Read More

Probate Lawyer in Tampa

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Probate lawyer in TampaDeath of a loved one and Income Taxes We are in the middle of “tax season” and many people are anticipating a tax refund. What happens if a loved one dies and a tax refund check in their name arrives? In certain cases, Florida probate law covers such an issue.TaxesIf the person that is to receive a tax ... Read More

Advance Directive

Advance Directive One must plan for the unknown and inevitable in life. If you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions for yourself, you need to make sure that what you want is known and can be followed by those who are treating you. The only way that can happen is if you have your decisions in writing. Here in Florida, ... Read More

What is Probate Law

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WHAT IS PROBATE LAWProbate Law is the administration of the estate of a person who has passed away. We call this person the decedent. Probate administration distributes the decedent’s property to the beneficiaries or heirs and resolves any claims against the estate.There are different types of probate LawSummary Administration for estates that total less than $75,000.00 and Formal Administration for ... Read More

Ways to Avoid Probate

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Avoid ProbateWhen someone dies and leaves real (house, land) and/or personal property, it must be legally transferred to the individual’s heirs or beneficiaries. This is called probate. In some cases, probate can be avoided, regardless of whether someone dies with or without a will. If you die with a will, the individuals named in your will are beneficiaries. These people ... Read More