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Congress Reforms Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Taxes Thru 2026

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We recently discussed proposed changes to the federal estate tax. Final changes have now been adopted by Congress and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump as part of a comprehensive tax reform package. Here is what you need to know about the new law as it pertains to your Florida estate planning…. Read More »

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How Can a Florida Medicaid Lien Affect My Estate Planning?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many low-income Florida residents require assistance to pay their medical bills. Medicaid provides such coverage with an important caveat: Florida officials may seek reimbursement for any medical costs paid from the recipient’s assets. This includes the estate of any deceased recipient. This is why many people with a family member receiving Medicaid benefits choose… Read More »

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Do I Need an Estate Plan If I’m Filing for Bankruptcy?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Estate planning is largely about disposing of your property. But what if you have filed for, or are contemplating, bankruptcy? Suppose you were to suddenly pass away before your bankruptcy is settled. What happens to your case, and what effect might it have on your Florida probate estate? Chapter 7 Liquidations Most individual debtors… Read More »

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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?

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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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