Category: Estate Planning Law

New Year’s Resolution – Review Your Estate Planning for 2020
We are beginning a whole new decade. There could not be a better time to think about our legacy. It is most likely you have a number of New Year’s [...]
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Sibling Squabbles – How Estate Planning Can Avoid Fights Over Inheritance
Sadly, the phrase “It’s such a shame that we can’t get along,” is something you commonly hear when adult siblings are in a lawyer’s office trying to resolve issues surrounding [...]
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Top 10 Estate Planning Steps to Avoid Family Inheritance Disputes
Doane & Doane not only represents trustees and personal representatives who are named in the estate plans that we have prepared, but our firm also works on behalf of clients [...]
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5 Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples
There is no question that couples are waiting a lot longer to get married than couples did 20 or 30 years ago.  In fact, a recent study shows that as [...]
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Estates 101: The Four Types of Probate in Florida
Life is a long, beautiful marathon with an indistinct finish line. Having a will in place is not always enough to ensure that what you want to pass down to [...]
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The Grantor Retained Unitrust – Not as Complicated as It Sounds
Thinking about retirement and providing for your family after you have passed away can be daunting. For one, let’s be honest, it is not the most exciting, uplifting, joyous subject [...]
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The Truth About Irrevocable Trusts
The key factor in an irrevocable trust is right there in the title – irrevocable. That means that, as you would expect, the trust cannot be revoked, right? Well, as [...]
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What Is An Incentive Trust?
Financial mogul Warren Buffet once said about leaving an inheritance to children that the perfect inheritance is “enough money so that they feel that they could do anything, but not [...]
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What are the Top 8 Tax Planning Strategies?
Did you know what one of the most efficient things a government can do to persuade its citizens to make a particular choice? It can make tax policy. Indeed, people [...]
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Answers to the 5 Top Questions about Advance Directives
Every person has the right to make his or her own decisions about his or her medical care, including the right to refuse medical treatment. Florida law protects that right, [...]
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