The Green Way to Eternal Rest

Funeral homes are getting in on the “green” movement. They now offer different types of “green” burials. Chemicals are not used in these types of burials and you can opt for a biodegradable casket, or a “natural” burial where no embalming fluid is used and the body is wrapped in a biodegradable material, buried in […]

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The Reading of the Will – Fact or Fiction?

Inevitably, after a client has passed away, a family member will call and ask, “Will there be a reading of the Last Will?”  The answer is:  only if the family wants it.  The “reading of the will” is generally something you only see in the movies.  It adds to the movie drama (cue the music), […]

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Cryopreservation – Not just for the rich anymore

Have you ever wished you could see into the future? Not just 5 or 10 years ahead, but 100 or 200 years ahead? It may now be possible. The field of cryogenics – the study of what happens to things at really low temperatures – has spawned the process of cryonics.  Cryonics is the process […]

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A Tale of Forty Heirs

Do you have an estate plan?  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: If you don’t have an estate plan, the State of Florida has one for you and it may not be the one you want.  The majority of Americans likely do not have a relevant and proper estate plan. Not having […]

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Divorce Your Spouse Not Your Money

No one likes to contemplate divorce. Unfortunately, the reality is that 40% to 50% of marriages will end in divorce. This raises issues that should be addressed by couples considering dissolving their union. Jeff, and his wife, Sue, were in the process of divorcing when Jeff unexpectedly passed away. The divorce was contentious, to say […]

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Estate Planning for Your Business

When you own and operate a business, your Buy-Sell Agreement is probably the last thing on your mind.  It’s something your business attorney drafted years ago and most likely you have not thought about it since.  Or, maybe you don’t have one at all!  Just like your personal estate planning, having an estate plan for […]

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