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How the Medicare Secondary Payer Rule Can Impact Your Florida Estate

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

One potentially critical task for your probate estate is managing any litigation arising from your death. Unfortunately, many Floridians die each year due to acts of negligence or medical malpractice. The task of seeking damages against the responsible parties often falls to the estate, which is why it is so important to name someone… Read More »

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Who Can Serve as a Florida Guardian When No Family Members Are Available?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida guardianships are often necessary to protect elderly and vulnerable adults from potential exploitation. A guardianship may be especially appropriate when an adult lives alone, has no immediate family, and is unable to cope with a recent physical or mental trauma without professional assistance. In such cases, a probate court may appoint an individual… Read More »

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Can a Relative Sign a Contract For Me Without a Power of Attorney?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida power of attorney means there is someone with the authority to act in your name should you be unavailable. Having a power of attorney is therefore crucial if there is any need to execute a contract on your behalf. After all, you cannot be legally obligated by a contract that neither you… Read More »

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Answers to Common Questions About Taxes and Your Florida Estate or Trust

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

When it comes to Florida estate planning, we often think about questions like, “Who will take care of my children?” or “Who will inherit my property?” We usually do not think about some of the secondary legal issues that may arise in the course of administering our trust or estate, such as, “Do I… Read More »

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Can a Stepchild Inherit From a Florida Estate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Dying without a Florida will means your probate estate will pass under the state’s intestacy laws. Many people do not see the problem with this. Say you are unmarried and are survived by two children. Under Florida intestacy law, your children would automatically inherit your entire estate in the absence of a will. Sounds… Read More »

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Have You Reviewed Your Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations Lately?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

An important aspect of Florida estate planning is reviewing–and when necessary, revising–any beneficiary designations on assets such as life insurance or retirement accounts. Keep in mind, when an asset is deemed payable to a named beneficiary, it does not pass as part of your Florida probate estate. So even if you execute a new… Read More »

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What Happens If I Sign a Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement Under a Power of Attorney?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many Florida residents are faced with the burden of placing a parent or elderly relative in a nursing home. If you do admit a family member to a facility while holding their power of attorney, you need to be aware of how this may affect their legal rights in the event that something goes… Read More »

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

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

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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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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