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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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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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Can My Ex-Spouse Still Inherit from My Estate If I Never Changed My Will?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Estate planning is often an overlooked detail when a couple divorces. In many (if not most) cases, a person does not want to keep their ex-spouse as the beneficiary or personal representative under their will. This is why an experienced Florida estate planning lawyer will always advise a client to update a will after,… Read More »

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Is It a Good Idea to Add My Child’s Name to My Bank Account?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

When it comes to estate planning, many Florida residents look for shortcuts. And while there are certain legal tools you can use to minimize the burden of the probate process for your heirs, you need to think carefully before taking steps that might actually make things worse for you while you are still alive…. Read More »

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Will Florida Accept My Handwritten Will?

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There is a famous story in Canadian estate planning law about a farmer who died in 1948 after getting pinned underneath his own tractor. The day after the farmer died, neighbors noticed some writing on the side of the tractor. It turned out the dying farmer used his pocket knife to scratch out a… Read More »

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Who Is the “Qualified Beneficiary” of a Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Trust disputes often arise between the beneficiaries of the trust. According to Florida law, a beneficiary is “a person who has a present or future beneficial interest in a trust, vested or contingent, or who holds a power of appointment over trust property in a capacity other than that of trustee.” There is also… Read More »

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Should I Name Co-Executors for My Florida Will?

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One of the first decisions you need to make when preparing a Florida will is selecting the person you wish to serve as personal representative or executor. In many cases this is not a difficult decision. Most married persons name their spouse or a child. But what if you are unsure about who to… Read More »

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What “Snowbirds” Need to Know About Florida Estate Planning

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Florida has always been a welcome refuge for people looking to escape the harsh winters of colder climates. Indeed, it is common practice for many of these “snowbirds” to buy and maintain a second residence in Florida. If you are one of these people, you need to be aware of how owning real property… Read More »

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Protecting Your Estate Plan During Florida’s Hurricane Season

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As we enter another potentially deadly Atlantic hurricane season here in Florida, it is important to think about how you can protect certain critical estate planning documents in the event you are forced to suddenly evacuate your home. After all, if you have gone to the trouble to make a will or trust but… Read More »

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How Can I Limit My Florida Power of Attorney?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people are put off by the idea of a Florida Power of Attorney because they fear giving someone else complete control of their property and finances. But powers of attorney are not an all-or-nothing proposition. To the contrary, you are free to grant as many, or as few, powers to your agent as… Read More »

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