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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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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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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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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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U.S. House Votes to Repeal Estate Tax

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Tax reform has been a top priority for President Donald J. Trump and Republican leaders in Congress since the start of 2017. Recently, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive tax bill that includes an eventual repeal of the federal estate tax. While this tax currently affects just a few hundred Florida estates annually,… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Restrictions on Marriage Rights for Persons Under Guardianship

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Establishing a Florida guardianship means restricting a person’s legal rights. Under Florida law, this can include removing a guardianship ward’s right to vote, hold a driver’s license, seek employment, or even marry. And even when these rights are not removed outright, the courts may still impose certain restrictions if they are deemed in the… Read More »

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How Florida’s “Slayer Statute” Can Affect Your Estate Plan

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In the normal course of events, when you die your property passes as directed by your Florida will or trust. The courts will typically not second-guess your estate planning choices. If you want to leave a greater share of your estate to one child–or give your spouse everything and your adult children nothing–that is… Read More »

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Palm Beach Court Rejects Efforts to Sue Professional Guardian

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida guardianship practices continue to draw media and legal scrutiny. Recently a state court in Palm Beach brought an anticlimactic resolution to a long-running dispute over alleged guardianship fraud. The case reiterates the importance of careful estate planning to avoid the necessity for a guardianship in the event the worst happens to you. According… Read More »

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Can Your Email Provider Refuse to Give Your Estate Access to Your Account?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2016, the Florida legislature adopted the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.” This law, for the first time, created a formal legal process in Florida whereby a person could authorize an agent (through his or her estate plan) to access their various online accounts, including their email and social media. Such legislation was… Read More »

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