Tag Archives: The Villages Wills Attorneys
Revoking A Will In Florida
Writing a will is an important part of estate planning. Depending on the assets owned, a will can be written easily and as long as it meets the legal requirements under Florida law, it will be valid. However, as life changes, a person who writes a will may want to make certain changes in… Read More »
Disclaiming An Inheritance
The idea of someone renouncing or disclaiming a gift given to him in a will can sound strange to other people. However, sometimes some people have good reasons to choose to refuse a bequest. One reason a person may want to disclaim an inheritance is to avoid any tax liability associated with inheriting the… Read More »
Can A Will Distribute Property Already In A Living Trust?
Most people who have at one point or another sought advice on estate planning have heard of wills and trusts, and been advised that is wise to have one or both in order to have a solid plan in place. While having both a will and a trust can be wise, taking care to… Read More »
Things to Consider Before Writing Your Will
It may be difficult to think about death, but it is important for your sake and the sake of your loved ones to prepare for that eventuality by making a comprehensive estate plan that may include a will. However, there are some things that you should think about before sitting down to write your… Read More »
How to Choose the Right Executor of Your Will
Making a will is an important part of estate planning. One of the things that you need to decide is who you want to be the executor of your will. If you choose a person as opposed to a law firm or other entity, you will also want to have an alternate in case… Read More »
When Families Fight in Probate Court
In a world where elder law attorneys seem to make more money representing feuding siblings than from providing skilled preventative advice to seniors, it should come as no surprise that probate has become one of the most controversial and contentious areas of practice in recent years. Will contests, trust disputes, and adult children fighting… Read More »
Is an Estate Plan Part of Your New Year’s Resolution?
It’s true that setting up an estate plan may not be the most tantalizing New Year’s resolution, but it does make a lot of sense. You may be surprised to learn that according to the Static Brain Research Institute, just eight percent of Americans actually keep their New Year’s resolutions, despite the fact that… Read More »
Changing Family Structures Impact Estate Planning
Family structures and dynamics have changed drastically over the last several decades. The New York Times reports that the birthrate in the U.S. is half of what it was in 1960. Fewer women are having children – 10% fewer women are having children than in the 1970s, and 41% of children are born to… Read More »
What is a Will and Do I Need One?
The prospect of estate planning can be daunting. There are different instruments – wills, trusts, powers of attorney – and they can be difficult to understand. It can be complicated to figure out which instruments are best for you. A good place to start is to understand your options. What are wills? Wills are… Read More »