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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...
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How Does Getting Divorced Impact Your Estate Plan?

It's fair to say that getting divorced is a life-altering experience. Once the judge signs your divorce decree, your marriage is over, and all of...
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What Do Florida Parents Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts?

As the parent of a child with special needs, ensuring that your child retains his or her access to government benefits into adulthood is a...
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Should You Sign a Lady Bird Deed?

Dealing with real estate can be one of the most complicated aspects of the life planning process. You want to make sure your intended beneficiary...
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DNRs, DNIs, and Chemical Codes

Comprehensively Planning for Your Health Care in the Event of Incapacity. Planning for incapacity is an important component of the estate planning process. This is...
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Is All Probate Created Equally?

Nothing about coping with the loss of a loved one is easy. From making funeral arrangements to struggling with the emotional toll, nothing can prepare...