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How to Avoid Probate in Florida

When it comes to planning for the future, having a clear and well-considered life plan is essential to preserving your assets, protecting your family, and...
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An Introduction to ABLE Accounts for Florida Parents of Children with Special Needs

Enacted in 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act provides important benefits to families that have children with special needs. Under the ABLE...
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Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes: Sonny Bono

What happens when you die without a will? When Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident in 1998, the court battles that followed provided a...
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What are Your “Digital Assets” and How Should They Factor into Your Estate Plan?

Increasingly, more and more aspects of our lives are going online. From social media accounts to online businesses, and from digital media storage to cryptocurrency...
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Estate Planning Considerations During the COVID-19 Crisis (and Other Unprecedented Events)

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed life in America in unprecedented ways; and, at this point, it is not clear when-or if-things will completely...
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Special Estate Planning Considerations for Women

On average, women tend to live longer than men, and the gender pay gap continues to place women at a financial disadvantage. These two facts...
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Using a Postnuptial Agreement to Plan Around Florida’s Homestead Laws

In a recent article, we discussed some of the estate planning implications of Florida's homestead laws, and we noted that creating a postnuptial agreement may...
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Can (and Should) You Use a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement as an Estate Planning Tool?

As a fiancé or spouse, it is never too soon - or too late - to plan for the future. In fact, putting together a...
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Planning Your Estate with Children from a Prior Marriage? Use a Prenup!

For parents who are in a second (or subsequent) marriage, life planning takes on some unique aspects in Florida. These are not challenges per se,...
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Kobe Bryant and the Importance of Estate Planning

When Kobe Bryant tragically passed away with his daughter and family friends, he reportedly left behind an estate somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 million....
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7 Considerations for Using a Prenup or Postnup Agreement In Your Estate Plan

What Factors Should You Consider When Contemplating Use of a Prenup or Postnup for Estate Planning Purposes? So, is a prenup or postnup right for...
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How Do Florida’s “Homestead” Laws Impact Your Estate Plan?

If you are a homeowner in Florida, you are probably at least somewhat familiar with the state's "homestead" laws. Article X, Section 4(a) of the...