Category: Estate Planning

What is a Declaration of Domicile in Florida?

Did you know that Florida is the third most populous state, and that nearly 1,000 people move to Florida every day? People come for many reasons, such as retirement, weather, low taxes, and jobs. Moving to the Sunshine State, however, is different than becoming domiciled, which can be important for estate planning, taxes, and other… Read more »

Tips You Need For Ancillary Probate

Estate planning tends to be a foreign concept for most people. Besides creating a last will and testament and placing funds into a trust, many of us do not know all of the planning options available or how those options protect our assets. Without planning, your estate may end up in probate when you die.  A… Read more »

Key Considerations for Why You May Need a Florida Durable Power of Attorney

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. We know it can be difficult to think about who will handle your affairs in the event you become unable to do so yourself. Have you ever considered, however, how stressful it would be for your loved ones to make important medical or legal decisions on your behalf with no specific… Read more »

Reasons Why You Should Consider Health Care Documents in Your Florida Estate Plan

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. When was the last time you updated the documents in your Florida estate plan? Does your current planning reflect your important health care decisions and wishes? For example, in addition to your living will, are your medical care wishes detailed in the event of a serious accident or terminal illness?… Read more »

What Is My Lawyer Saying?

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Written by Erica R. Berger-Hausthor, Esq. Reviewed by Matt Rheingans, Esq. A what kind of deed? A subtrust for whom? A specific devise of what now? Are you confused by what your lawyer is saying? As lawyers, sometimes we forget that we are trained to read and speak a different language. By the end of an… Read more »