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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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Basic estate planning documents that can bring peace of mind

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Many Floridians know that the only certainty in life is uncertainty. But when it comes to estate planning, uncertainty can be a recipe for disaster. Failing to provide specific instructions for the distribution of one’s assets after death means the state will decide how to distribute them. But with a little effort, a person… Read More »

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How much power can be granted with a Florida power of attorney?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many Fort Myers, Florida, residents either have a close relative or a friend who refuses to develop an estate plan. These people are quite stubborn, and despite advice from friends and family, they believe their financial situation is under control. Many have even failed to take the simple step of giving a close family… Read More »

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Fort Myers’ Residents Seeking Streamlined Estate Planning Ideas

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Locally, Fort Myers and Lee County residents maintain some of the most dynamic and active lifestyles in the country. From schooling to working to enjoying retirement and all the family, friends and activities in between, Floridians have little spare time. As a result, they often eschew things like proper estate planning. Despite this blog’s… Read More »

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Some things women should keep in mind when estate planning

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

A recent article published here in Fort Myers suggests that many women suffer from what one study terms “Bag Lady Syndrome.” As ominous as it may sound, the condition is nothing more than a fear of losing their financial independence. Of those suffering from Bag Lady Syndrome, over 60 percent were the primary earner… Read More »

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Florida residents can take a few steps to enact an estate plan

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Estate planning is often viewed as a myriad of confusing forms, trusts, regulations and difficult decisions. In reality, most estate planning can be done with a few, mostly painless, steps. By knocking out some of the more fundamental exposure areas, local Lee County residents can set up a plan that surpasses that of many… Read More »

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Proper execution of a will is not automatic in Florida

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

When someone dies, the distribution of their assets is determined by local laws. Here in Florida, the distribution of assets is first decided by the person’s will, also known as a last will and testament. In its most basic form, this document is nothing more than a recitation of a person’s desires when it… Read More »

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Florida estate planning nightmares

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Despite the stakes, many local Florida residents are surprisingly hands-off about what will happen to their assets after they die. Often times, when these individuals finally decide they want to direct their inheritance, they are too weak or disabled to fully engage in effective estate planning. While default laws are meant to assume the… Read More »

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Estate planning documents that should not be neglected

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

It is an unfortunate reality that many Florida residents put off planning their estate or do so in a haphazard fashion. Neglecting this very important process can lead to unwanted consequences for both the estate planner and family members. In fact, a non-existent or poorly planned estate could result in higher estate taxes, family… Read More »

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Online assets increasingly important in estate planning inventory

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

When you visit a Florida estate planning attorney to begin the process of preparing your estate planning documents, one of the first instructions you will likely get is to prepare an inventory of your assets. That will require you to go through all of your financial assets, such as bank accounts and retirement plans,… Read More »

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