Can You Leave Assets to Your Former Spouse?

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Can You Leave Assets to Your Former Spouse?

Often, when couples divorce, they’re advised to update their estate plan as soon as possible—otherwise, their ex-spouse may inherit all or part of their estate. Not all divorces are contentious, however, and some people actually want to leave assets to their former spouse. For example, they may regard their ex fondly and want to make […]

What Types of Trusts Are Used in Florida Estate Planning?

Depending on what kind and how many assets you have and what you want to do with them once you are gone, your estate plan can be very simple or extraordinarily complex. In addition to recording your wishes in a will and putting money into joint accounts, you might choose to make use of trusts […]

What Are the Fiduciary Duties of a Florida Trustee?

Trusts are some of the most powerful tools in an estate plan. There are many types of trusts, but typically they work by allowing someone to transfer assets into the trust and then putting those assets to work to care for specific people or further a defined goal. In some ways, a trust functions like […]

Does Florida Law Allow Parents to Disinherit Their Children?

While many people create a will to ensure that their property passes to their children, not all families wish to do so. Under Florida law, it is possible to prevent a child or anyone else from inheriting property or assets from your estate. Traditionally, people have tried to find creative solutions to make sure that […]