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Category Archives: Estate Administration

Typical functions of a will executor

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An executor is an individual named in a testator’s will who is charged with taking care of any legal and financial responsibilities that the deceased individual needs to settle. This can include paying any outstanding taxes for the testator’s estate, settling any debts for the estate and selling off any property that is required…. Read More »

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What usually happens during the process of probate?

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It is only after someone’s death that the process of actually settling their estate and distributing their assets can begin. For most beneficiaries, this means that their family member’s estate documents will need to go through probate. But to many Florida residents, the process of probate can sound very mysterious. So what exactly happens… Read More »

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Tips that can help someone choose the right executor

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Picking the right person to act as an executor of an estate is not a simple task. Many times people who seem to be a logical choice, such as a spouse or a son or daughter, may not have the qualities needed to properly take care of a testator’s estate. But, there are some… Read More »

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Preparing for baby? Three tips to get your finances in order.

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Getting ready for a baby is an exciting and terrifying time. Putting together a crib and changing table prove to be bonding experiences of epic proportions for parents. This is true both with the emotional it’s-really-happening as well as the typical putting-together-furniture-is-so-frustrating issues. Amid these bonding experiences, you may find yourself having panic attacks… Read More »

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What are some steps executors in Florida can take?

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Being an executor of an estate in Florida can be a little intimidating. After all, there’s a lot of responsibility that’s abruptly thrust upon that person. One moment, they’re living their normal life, and then suddenly they have to make significant decisions about the estate for a family member or friend who has just… Read More »

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Simple estate planning steps that can provide real benefits

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Most Florida estate planning experts agree that Floridians do not need to be wealthy to enjoy the benefits of a good estate plan. A good estate plan can help ensure that all of the testator’s wishes are properly carried out. However, it also does not matter if the testator is a financial mogul or… Read More »

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Typical IRA mistakes that can hurt your estate planning

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An IRA can be the cornerstone of an effective estate plan. It can guarantee income to one’s beneficiaries as well as protect the testator’s assets from excessive taxes. But, far too often, people make mistakes when initially filling out their IRA forms. These mistakes can then be forgotten until the testator’s assets go through… Read More »

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What federal taxes must be paid during the probate process?

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The probate process is intended to settle the estate of an individual who has recently died. It is overseen by a court and identifies and collects all of the testator’s assets and tries to distribute them to any beneficiaries that have been named. But probate must also identify any debts that the testator had… Read More »

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Is there a difference between summary and formal administration?

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If an individual living in Florida dies without owning any property or other asset in their name alone, it may be possible to avoid going through the probate process. However, if that person did indeed own property or other assets in their name alone, then their estate must go through probate. But many Florida… Read More »

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What assets does a Florida court consider to be probate assets?

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Probate is the process by which the assets and property of a deceased individual are identified and labeled by a court and then distributed to the testator’s beneficiaries after these assets are used to first pay off any outstanding debt that the testator may have had, including probate costs. But, there are many different… Read More »

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