Do you have a Will? Do you have a Trust? Do you have a Power of Attorney? Do you have a healthcare proxy? Do you have a Living Will? Do you have all your important documents in one place? Do

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A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that you use to name a representative in the event that you become incapacitated.  It allows your representative to make financial, business, real estate, and other decisions on your behalf while you

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Why Do I need to go Through Probate When I have a Will?

Probate is a court process that transfers assets owned by a deceased person to the beneficiaries named in their Will. Probate is required even when a decedent has a valid Will. When someone dies with a Will, a probate judge

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What You Need to Know About Guardianship in Florida

When a person is incapacitated or unable to care for their own legal matters, another individual may be assigned guardianship. Guardians are individuals assigned by Florida courts. They oversee the well-being of an incapacitated person or a minor. Guardianship often

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What to Consider When Updating Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

Divorce brings a season of change to your life. Some of the changes may be difficult, while others are welcomed. But some changes are incredibly necessary. Updating your estate plan falls into the last category. It is essential your estate

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4 Key Considerations for Volusia County Guardianship

In Florida, when a loved one requires extra assistance to care for themselves, the courts can appoint a person to legally become their guardian. A Volusia County guardianship will allow you to assist your loved one in 4 ways: 1.

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Learn How a Lady Bird Deed Applies to Estate Planning

In Florida, the practice of using “lady bird deeds” to transfer property following a death has become increasingly popular. The term got its name from former president Lyndon B. Johnson, who used a deed to leave property to his wife,

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The Pros and Cons of a Lady Bird Deed

If you’re looking for a way to transfer property ownership without going through the probate process, a lady bird deed may be the right solution. This type of deed gives the owner continued control over the property until their death,

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The Difference Between A Living Will and DNR

Q: Is there a difference between a “living will” and a “do not resuscitate” order? A: Many people wonder about the difference between a living will and a do not resuscitate order (DNR). While they both address end-of-life wishes, they

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How Revocable Trusts Can Help You Ease the Probate Process

The average person usually doesn’t know much about how their assets are distributed at the end of their life. How is the will handled? What does probate even mean? How can a revocable trust help you in the probate process?

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