Safeguarding Your Wealth: Asset Protection Strategies in Florida


Life throws curveballs. Lawsuits, accidents, and unexpected expenses can threaten your financial security. But what if you could build a wall of protection around your hard-earned assets? Asset protection, a key component of estate planning, is all about safeguarding your nest egg for yourself and your loved ones.

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Seamless Life Planning: Your Pre-Vacation Checklist


As Spring ushers in dreams of vacations to Disney World, sandy beaches, and serene Florida vacation homes, it’s the perfect reminder of the importance of estate planning. Just as you meticulously plan your vacation to ensure a seamless experience, estate planning (or as we call it, life planning) serves as the backbone to protect your family’s future; offering peace of mind amidst life’s unpredictabilities.

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Guardianship vs. Guardian Advocacy: Understanding the Best Path for Your Loved One


In the journey of caring for a loved one with disabilities, two critical legal tools can provide necessary protection and support: guardianship and guardian advocacy. Though these terms may sound similar, understanding their differences is crucial for making informed decisions that best suit your family’s needs. Let’s explore these options to ensure your loved one’s…

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Trusts Avoid Probate? We’re Debunking This Myth

If you’ve been researching estate planning in Florida, you might have encountered the notion that a Revocable Living Trust (RLT) is a guaranteed shield against probate. While RLTs offer numerous benefits, it’s crucial to dispel the misconception that they automatically safeguard your assets from probate proceedings. Here’s the truth: In Florida, a Revocable Living Trust…

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Client-Attorney Communication: The Key to Successful Planning


At The Law Offices of Mark F. Moss, we recognize that effective communication is the backbone of successful estate planning – or as we prefer to call it, life planning. This process is about much more than just legal documents; it’s about carefully crafting a plan that honors the essence of your life and your…

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Beneficiary or Heir: Knowing Your Rights in Estate Planning


In the realm of estate planning (or as we call it, life planning), understanding the roles and rights of beneficiaries and heirs is crucial. At The Law Offices of Mark F. Moss, we encounter many clients who are unsure about their status and rights. Let’s delve into the distinctions and why knowing them matters.

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Three Things We’d Never Do As An Elder Law Firm


At The Law Offices of Mark F. Moss, we understand that navigating elder law and Medicaid planning can be daunting. Many of our clients seek assistance with obtaining Medicaid eligibility to manage the rising costs of long-term care, which can be financially overwhelming. However, certain actions can inadvertently affect Medicaid eligibility. We’re here to shed…

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Probate and Your Florida Timeshare


Walt Disney World, EPCOT, the Magic Kingdom, Universal, the white sandy beaches of Destin, and the Treasure Coast are all easy annual vacation spots for you and your loved ones thanks to your timeshare. However, it’s important to understand how the timeshare will be handled after you pass away. Without proper life planning, your timeshare…

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The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Life Planning

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We’ve heard it many times before. “Why pay an Estate Planning attorney to do something that I could just do myself?” With accessibility to the internet, sure–one can absolutely find what appears to be the appropriate template and documents one needs and create your own Living Will or Trust. What many people may not realize,…

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Ancillary Administration in Florida

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We understand that the Probate process can sometimes be confusing and difficult to navigate. There can be many facets involved in a Probate case, one being Ancillary Administration. To help you better understand what that is, we’re breaking it down here for you today. What is Ancillary Administration? To put things into the simplest of…

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