How to Prevent Your Heirs from Blowing Their Inheritance

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How to Prevent Your Heirs from Blowing Their Inheritance

An important part of estate planning is determining how you will pass down your assets to your children and grandchildren. In some cases, you might have some concerns about how you can do this in a way that will prevent them from blowing all of the money at once. Here are some tips to help […]

Tips for Managing Your Money When You’re Retired

Part of estate planning is setting yourself up for long-term stability with your finances so you can distribute your assets to your loved ones as you wish. Here is a quick overview of some helpful tips for managing your money in retirement. Continue to create income in retirement: This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to […]

Common Estate Planning Myths and the Truths Behind Them

There are a number of misconceptions that exist about the estate planning process. People who have not talked to an attorney about planning their estate may be under false impressions about what the process involves, or whether it’s truly worthwhile. Here are a few examples of some common estate planning myths and the truths behind […]

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 […]

Eligibility for Medicaid in Florida for Nursing Home Care

If you have a loved one who may need nursing home care but would like government assistance in paying for it, you will need to make sure the candidate meets all of the criteria in Florida to receive Medicaid for nursing home care. These criteria are as follows: Legal residency in Florida A need for […]

Governor DeSantis Signs New Florida Guardianship Bill Into Law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed 21 new bills into law, which included House Bill 709/Senate Bill 994, which amended some of the state’s guardianship laws. Under the new legislation, seniors have additional protections while in the care of a guardian. The bill also contains changes to guardian oversight and reporting requirements. Changes to Florida […]

How You Can Choose the Right Personal Representative for Your Estate

Selecting the right personal representative for your estate helps you ensure all matters of your estate will be administered smoothly after your passing. But how do you know who is the right person for the role? Here are a few considerations to keep in mind. Responsibility: Anyone who assumes the role of personal representative should […]

Tips for Discussing Your Estate Plan With Your Family

While it can be difficult to spend time thinking about your own mortality, it can be extremely helpful and even freeing to discuss your estate plan and end-of-life wishes with your family. Sharing your intentions in advance can help you to prevent arguments from happening after your death. It might be particularly beneficial if you […]

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 […]

Writing Your Advance Directives

An advance directive is a legal document you fill out to leave behind instructions for the type of medical care you wish to have if something happens and you’re unable to act on your own behalf.  This ensures your family members and doctors will know your wishes for particular situations, and can act according to […]