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Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples The majority of folks, gay or not, ought to consider creating an estate plan. But gay couples have more to gain from creating an estate plan than do heterosexual couples, because many same-sex...
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4 Considerations in Making a Will

Life changes constantly, and your Will should evolve to reflect these changes. There are some obvious situations which require updates to a Will, like divorce or marriage, but other times aren’t so obvious and are just as critical....
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4 Reasons to Consider A Living Trust

Living trusts often are the subject of small talk on the golf course or in social gatherings; however, not many folks understand what they do. They are called “living” because they’re created while you’re still living. You will...
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The Importance of Estate Planning for LGBTQ Partners

In recent decades, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other (LGBTQ) people have seen significant progress when it comes to their legal rights. Today, same-sex couples can marry and adopt children, something that was unheard of not long...
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DO I NEED A TRUST?

Do I Really Need a Trust? People often ask, “do I need a trust”?  The simple answer is “no.”  You don’t need a trust any more than you need a bank account, or a car, or a will...
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DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY LIVING WILL FOR COVID-19?

Clients have been asking if they need to change their Living Will in the new age of Covid-19. There is a simple answer and more nuanced answer to this question, and it raises some very important issues. The...
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CAN I SIGN MY LIFE PLAN DOCUMENTS ONLINE?

The easy answer is, not until July 2020. The ability to execute an electronic will takes effect on July 1, 2020. To confuse the issue however, online notarization of documents other than a will became effective on January...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE TAX LAWS HAVE CHANGED

I hope the transition to the year 2020 brought joy and a fresh outlook.  If you follow the news, you also know that it brought changes to the tax laws that may impact your life and estate planning....
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BUSINESSES CAN’T USE PICTURES FROM YOUR PHONE

Businesses use pdf documents, not pictures.  When a business – perhaps your lawyer, accountant, title company, etc. – asks for a scanned copy of a document, they need it in a specific format called “pdf.”  This is an...
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What Not To Do with a Power of Attorney

Is My Current Power of Attorney Effective? Do not assume that your old power of attorney will be effective. The Florida power of attorney statute changed dramatically in 2011.  Effective on October 1, 2011, the Legislature amended Chapter...
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Life Plan Documents Everyone Should Have

Life planning is the thoughtful arrangement of assets and preparation of legal documents to organize your life and direct your affairs according to your values and choices. It allows you and your loved ones to navigate through emergencies...
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Protect Your Phone Data Now!

Many times a month I hear stories about people losing all or most of there data due to damaged, lost, or a stolen phone’s.  It seems the most important data we carry with us. With the holidays coming...
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