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Category Archives: Estate Planning

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4 Estate Planning Lessons We Can Learn from Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

On October 15, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the time of his death, Allen was one of the wealthiest men in the world. His assets included two professional sports teams–the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers–and he was also a noted philanthropist. Although… Read More »

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Can I Contest a Will Before Someone Dies?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

For many people, making a will is not a one-time deal. Throughout your life you may create, revise, or revoke several different wills as your circumstances change. Of course, whenever you do make changes to your will, some family members (or other interested persons) may object. But is there anything they can do about… Read More »

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How Long Should I Delay My Children’s Inheritance?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many Florida residents make an estate plan when their children are still young. But even if you have children who are now all grown up, you might still think they are not ready to handle a large inheritance from your estate should something happen to you right now. So what are your options for… Read More »

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What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Trusts serve many functions in estate planning. One is to ensure assets do not go through probate after a person dies. But trusts can also help you save on your taxes while you are alive. A good example of this is a charitable remainder trust, which is a special type of estate planning trust… Read More »

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Can I Use a “No-Contest” Clause in My Florida Will or Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

One of the biggest reasons people make an estate plan is to minimize the potential for litigation among family members. You have no doubt seen stories in the news about heirs fighting for years in court over a loved one’s estate. In some of these cases they are not even fighting over a particularly… Read More »

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How Does a Reverse Mortgage Affect My Estate Plan?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many elderly Florida residents have trouble paying their bills each month. For those residents who own their homes, a so-called “reverse mortgage” may provide the answer to their cash-flow problems. A reverse mortgage–which is known in legal terms as a “home equity conversion mortgage”–is basically a loan the homeowner does not have to pay… Read More »

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What Is “Exempt Property,” and How Does It Affect My Florida Estate Planning?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There are a number of unusual legal terms you may come across when preparing your Florida estate plan. One of them is “exempt property.” This term appears in a specific Florida statute that is part of the state’s overall laws governing individual estates. So what does it mean? And is it something you need… Read More »

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Do I Need to Include My Timeshare in My Will or Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

If you’re thinking about creating an estate plan, you probably know it’s important to make provisions for your house or condo. But your estate plan must cover all of your real property. For example, what about that timeshare you bought 15 years ago? Does that also need to be addressed in your will or… Read More »

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Which Family Member Has Priority to Serve as Executor of My Estate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Estate litigation is often the consequence of a person dying suddenly and without leaving a will. Different heirs and family members may assert competing legal rights in the deceased person’s estate. Florida’s intestacy laws are designed to sort out such claims, which can still require the parties to expend a good deal of time… Read More »

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A Delay in Naming a Personal Representative Can Prove Costly to an Estate in Court

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

An often overlooked reason for making a last will and testament is there may be a need to maintain litigation on behalf of you–or your estate–after you are gone. A common example is a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a special type of personal injury claim where your personal representative may sue one or… Read More »

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