Tag Archives: Florida Wills and Trusts
Ademption And Failed Bequests In Florida Wills
Not every person who makes a will remembers to update it following significant changes that could affect the nature of gifts that were bequeathed in the will. Unfortunately, failing to update a will could result in a beneficiary losing out on an inheritance. Generally, a testator may make a general bequest to a beneficiary… Read More »
Can I keep My Will And Trust Documents Private During My Lifetime?
There may be a variety of reasons that many people want to keep private the plans they have made for the distribution of their property after their death. Once someone has decided who she wants to leave her assets to after she passes away, she may be worried about other people finding out and… Read More »
How Your Estate Is Distributed If You Die Without A Will
It is sometimes said that by failing to plan, a person is planning to fail. This is often the case when a person dies intestate and his estate is divided up without regard to what the person would have wanted. Making a will does not always have to be a complicated or even expensive… Read More »
Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney is an important part of an estate plan. In general, a power of attorney is a legal document where one person designates another person to have the legal ability to make certain decisions for them and to participate in certain transactions on their behalf. The person who is the… Read More »
Who Should I Choose for my Trustee?
Many people include one or more kinds of trusts in their estate plans, especially the common revocable living trusts. When a grantor creates a trust, he or she also needs to name at least one trustee. Depending on the kind of trust, it may make sense for the settlor to name him or herself… Read More »
Basics of Revocable Living Trusts
Revocable living trusts are a common part of elder law and estate planning. In fact, revocable living trusts are one of the most common estate planning tools. Therefore, it is important to have a clear understanding about living trusts, what they are, and what they do. Important Definitions Talking about trusts is sometimes like… Read More »
What Are Advance Directives?
As we get older there are a lot of things that we need to start considering. One thing that we need to make sure we have completed are our advance directives. People of all ages should complete their advance directives and make them available for their loved ones and medical professionals, but this becomes… Read More »
Using Trusts to Provide for Minor Children and Disabled Adults
Most people worry about providing for their children after death. Wills and trusts offer unique vehicles through which people can provide financial security for future generations. However, for those with disabled adult children or minor children, there is the added concern about who will care for those children and how. Some of the big… Read More »