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Category Archives: Estate Planning

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When Can Creditors Pursue Claims Against Trust Assets?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida trusts are not just useful when it comes to estate planning. They can also provide valuable protection for your assets against creditor claims–not to mention family members who have difficulty with managing money. For example, a spendthrift trust is a useful tool that allows you to help a relative while ensuring your money… Read More »

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How Does a Buy-Sell Agreement Affect My Florida Probate Estate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Just because you die in Florida, that does not mean all of your assets are governed by Florida law. If you own shares of a corporation or partnership, for example, your estate’s rights may be governed by the laws of another state. Furthermore, your estate may be restricted in terms of how it may… Read More »

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What Florida Estate Planning Do I Need as a Single Parent?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Everyone needs an estate plan. But if you are a single parent with minor children, it is especially critical to have all of your legal affairs in order should the worst occur. If your children’s other parent is already deceased or no longer part of their lives, you need to make sure that they… Read More »

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What Happens to Civil Lawsuits I Filed After I Die?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Even if you do not own much in the way of property, you still need to have a valid Florida will if for no other reason than to ensure there is a personal representative to take charge of your affairs as soon as possible after your death. While Florida law does provide for the… Read More »

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Will Adding My Child to My House Deed Help Avoid Probate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

A common estate planning goal for many Florida residents is keeping a home or other real property within the family. There are a number of options to accomplish this objective. You can simply leave the property to a family member in your last will and testament. But this means the home will need to… Read More »

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How Does Winning the Lottery Affect Your Florida Estate Planning?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There is always a great deal of media attention paid to large lottery jackpot winners. For instance, a Florida man recently claimed a lump-sum Mega Millions prize of nearly $282 million–actually $211.4 million after federal income taxes are withheld. While many of us would greet such a windfall with excitement, sudden wealth of any… Read More »

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How Florida Law Alters Your Estate Plan Following a Divorce

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people create a Florida will or trust and then simply forget about it. But estate planning is rarely a one-shot deal. Over the course of your life many things may change, including the status of your existing family relationships, and that should prompt a review and, if warranted, a revision of your existing… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to Challenge a Florida Trust Procured by Undue Influence?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Ideally, a Florida trust will avoid the need for probate or any extended court proceedings involving your property. But in reality, relatives and other beneficiaries can just as easily challenge a trust as a will. Under Florida law, a trust may be declared partially or completely invalid if there is evidence of undue influence… Read More »

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Miami Doctors Debate Whether to Honor DNR Order Tattooed on Patient’s Chest

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Every Florida resident should a valid power of attorney for health care and a living will. The former names a person to make medical decisions for you or speak with your doctors if you are unable to do so. The latter provides advance instructions as to your wishes in the event you have a… Read More »

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Does Signing a Prenup Affect My Rights Under My Spouse’s Will or Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida estate planning typically involves executing a will or trust. But there are other legal documents that can affect your estate plan as well. If you are married–or about to get married–you and your partner may wish to have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. Although we usually associate such agreements with divorce,… Read More »

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