Potential Estate Tax Changes in a Biden Administration

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Potential Estate Tax Changes in a Biden Administration

Any time a new president takes office and a new congress takes shape, there are questions about what that could mean for the United States tax code and other types of legislation. As American politics become more polarized, tax policy becomes more dynamic, changing with the political party that holds power. Now, at the beginning […]

The Benefits of Virtual Meetings With Attorneys During COVID-19

During the time of COVID-19, it has become commonplace for attorneys to meet with their clients virtually whenever possible. There have been so many benefits to virtual meetings that it is expected they will continue to be a service offered by many law firms even after the pandemic has subsided. Here are a few examples […]

How Has Coronavirus Impacted the Probate Process in Florida?

The impact of COVID-19 has been evident in just about every area of business, including the legal world. The impact has been particularly severe on the probate court here in Florida. As of mid-November, there had been more than 870,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida and nearly 18,000 deaths, with the hardest-hit areas being […]

The Importance of Estate Planning During the Pandemic

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up a lot of the ways we live and work in the United States. It has also added a sense of urgency to estate planning, particularly for people in high-risk demographics. The growing case numbers and death counts serve as a constant reminder of our mortality, and […]

Yes, Electronic Signatures Are Legally Binding

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a greater reliance on electronic signatures for a wide variety of legal documents, including estate planning documents. Some people might not have experience in using e-signing tools, and thus might wonder if they are legally binding. The answer is yes: documents signed electronically have the same […]

Alternative Methods of Estate Planning You Can Use During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a much greater need for flexibility with work and communication. People are now working remotely and having virtual meetings and conferences in place of in-person ones. With many legal offices and courtrooms being closed or having certain limitations in place due to the pandemic, it has become important for […]

Issues to Consider When Developing Advance Directives

Advance directives are important to include in your estate plan, and it has become especially important now to revisit your advance directives in the wake of a global pandemic that has killed more than 140,000 people (and counting) in the United States. Here are a few of the most important issues to consider when developing […]

Estate Planning Tasks to Get Done While Quarantined

Most of us are stuck at home for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you’re still working from home, chances are you’re finding yourself with quite a bit more free time than you’re used to. This down time is a perfect chance for you to get some important tasks done at […]