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As most Americans are painfully aware, the novel coronavirus arrived on the scene in late 2019, and before long was causing major disruptions to life in the United States.  Millions of Americans were put out of work, businesses throughout the country had to close up shop, and even family life was affected.  Previously innocuous visits […] Read more

Children have some of the strongest inheritance rights (after a surviving spouse) under Florida succession law (where there is no last will or trust designating the estate beneficiaries).  This legal protection for children has been around for centuries and is what many people want, anyway.  However, when the law talks about “children” or “issue” (which […] Read more

Marriage is a beautiful institution, and a wedding is a pivotal event.  You’re starting an optimistic new chapter in your life, and you want to be prepared for all the major personal changes a new marriage entails. A second (or third) marriage, while often every bit as significant, bring a host of even more “changes […] Read more

This article is more about our firm than the usual post because it pertains to our unique approach to estate planning and involves the question of what is estate planning. We’ve come a long way as a “beautique” Florida estate planning law firm.  Our practice began with “yours truly”, as a young Florida estate lawyer […] Read more

The reason for hiring an attorney who is a seasoned estate planning expert is to have someone guide you to consider Florida estate planning questions that you would not normally think of asking. Sometimes, attorneys who focus in a practice area such as family law or litigation just purchase some software to create estate planning documents for […] Read more

This week’s inspirational topic was prompted by a bit of philosophy from the author Osho. As many of my readers know, I believe that estate planning involves so much more than providing the essential estate planning documents.  Yes, the right documents and preparing them well is so important as is updating your old estate planning […] Read more

The topic of estate planning in Florida, or wherever your home state may be, is not usually thought of as exciting, and it might even be considered a bit boring depending upon the audience.  However, regardless of the topic, many people are perpetually bored with themselves or their life, and you might say this is a […] Read more

When people think about Florida estate planning, and most other states, most of the time their focus involves the legal estate planning documents that need to be put in place. However, there is another side to estate planning that involves various tools that can be strategically used to support your overall estate planning goals. One […] Read more

There are 3 Florida estate planning steps you can take now which are relatively simple and yet may prevent major estate planning complications. 3 Important Florida Estate Planning Steps to Take Now The following 3 Florida estate planning steps you can take now are simple steps that can prevent some common estate planning pitfalls and are relatively simple: Double […] Read more

One of the hard facts of life is that many of us do NOT take action on the things that we feel most inclined to do. There are a number of reasons for this tendency. Perhaps the desire isn’t important enough or maybe it is just too difficult. Perhaps we believe that we have lots of time. Of […] Read more