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  • Understanding Probate in Florida - Questions Answered

    Understanding Probate in Florida Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and marshaling a deceased person’s (decedent’s) assets, settling the decedent’s financial affairs after his or her death, and distributing the decedent’s assets to his/her beneficiaries. Florida has established three types of probate administrations to settle a Florida estate: Disposition without administration ...
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  • When Should You Start Thinking About Estate Planning?

    Many young people aren’t worrying about the distant future often. However, when it comes to making sure your family and things are taken care of, you should seriously consider taking an active role in estate planning. Planning your estate allows you to prepare for the unlikely event of your own incapacity due to a disability, illness, or death. It also helps keep your belongings, money, and ...
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  • Questions To Ask Yourself As You Begin Estate Planning

    Planning your estate is not a simple process. As your life grows and evolves, you need to make new considerations for the different people and responsibilities in your life. Although your estate will have its own unique needs, these questions can help you make an outline and prepare you for a conversation with your estate planning attorney . What Documents Do You Need? An estate plan consists of a ...
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  • How to Possibly avoid Probate with an Estate Plan

    When you pass away, and you do not plan properly, your estate may require a costly and time-consuming legal process called probate to distribute your assets. This process can take 6-9 months to complete because the court needs time to appraise your estate and validate your will. Your “estate” encompasses all the financial assets and real properties you own at the time of your death. Your “estate” ...
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  • Estate Planning & Divorce

    Estate planning involves how your estate, or assets, will be passed on to loved ones after you die. Usually, this preparation is done with a will. If people die without a will, the government decides to whom they should allocate these assets. The consequences of leaving no will behind after a divorce or breakup can be significant. Many people forget to make a will because they think of death as a ...
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