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Tag Archives: Will

6 estate planning steps for new parents

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When your first child is born, you’re obsessed with setting up the nursery, getting baby clothes, and trying to figure out a brand new sleep schedule. Provided you can sleep at all, that is. This is an exciting and chaotic time, a huge transition in your life, and there’s a lot to be done…. Read More »

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Does Florida recognize a holographic will?

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Classic cinema is big in Charlotte County, Florida, and many residents are familiar with the Hollywood version of the reading of a will. In the movies it always appears that the evil heir of a beloved family member is just about to inherit all of the deceased’s estate through trickery and forgery. Suddenly, the… Read More »

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What are the advantages of a living will?

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Many of us have a beloved senior citizen in our lives, and they may live in Fort Myers or elsewhere here in Florida. They could be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or special family friend. These people fill our lives with joy, and we treasure the special times we are able to share with… Read More »

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What critical items must be included in a Florida will?

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Death is a subject that no Florida resident likes to talk about. Whether referring to themselves or friends and family members, the topic of death rarely, if ever, makes it into the day’s conversation. That’s because the topic is unpleasant and it reminds people of their own mortality. However, there is at least one… Read More »

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What are the Florida statutes for will execution?

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Under Florida law, there are certain factors that must be considered when it comes to will execution. These must be followed for the will to be valid after the testator’s death. Understanding these laws and adhering to them will help ensure that the decedent’s wishes will be met. The will must be in writing,… Read More »

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Incapacity Can Undo the Execution of a Will

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Whether it’s signing a deed when closing on the sale of a home or inking your name on a release form for your child, we have all provided our signature to legal documents. Given the magnitude of some of these documents, formalities are often required. Whether its being witnessed by a notary public or… Read More »

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Proper execution of a will is not automatic in Florida

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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 Supreme Court Rules Against Do-It-Yourself Will

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The Florida Supreme Court issued a recent opinion which could potentially impact anyone opting for a do-it-yourself will downloaded from the internet. The underlying case revolved around a woman who used an online form to draft her will. Unfortunately, the will did not include a residuary clause, or catch-all, to dispose of property not… Read More »

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Things for Florida parents to consider when drafting a will

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Drafting a will is often seen as an older person’s chore, not something those in their 20’s or even 30’s need to worry about. This myth is built around the logic that not only do young people have a long time to live, but also because of the common reality that younger adults do… Read More »

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Do-it-yourself wills could be problematic in Florida courts

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For many Floridians, saving money can play a huge role in many decisions. We may forego the name-brand item in favor of the generic version in an effort to keep more in the piggy bank. However, in some situations, going with the higher value option may actually be a better decision in the long-run…. Read More »

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