What are the Differences Between Wills and Revocable Living Trusts?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When you start thinking about estate planning in Florida, the terminology can be a little intimidating: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills… It can get confusing. There are important differences between these estate planning tools, each accomplishing a different task (or multiple tasks in some cases) within a […]

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Can’t I just make my will online and transfer my assets over to my kids when (or before) I die?” This is one of the most frequent questions we get asked. Do-it-yourself is a strategy that can be successfully applied to a great many things in life. Unfortunately, it is rarely […]

How Long Should I Keep These Documents?

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to become inundated with bank stubs, receipts from purchases and other documents or scraps of paper of varying importance. While we cannot (and should not) hold on to everything, understanding which documents should be kept secure and safe and which documents can be replaced or are unnecessary […]

Estate Planning with No Heirs

If you are single or in an unmarried relationship and do not have children, there is still plenty you can and should do to ensure your property and assets are handled according to your wishes after you die.

What is a Living Will and Why Do You Need One?

A living will is a written directive that allows you to state your wishes regarding what sort of end-of-life care you want to receive. Florida law recognizes the right of any capable adult to create a living will, which can then be used if that person becomes incapacitated and unable to communicate their wishes to their doctor and loved ones.