Category: Estate Planning Law

How to Use Estate Planning to Ease the Tax Burden on Your Family
Nothing in life works as well when you have to do it at the last minute. Your term paper is never as good when you write it at 3 am [...]
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Can You Amend an Irrevocable Trust?
Imagine that you are the creator or a beneficiary of an irrevocable trust whose terms are no longer satisfactory. You might think that there is nothing you can do since [...]
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What Is a Private Trust?
To start with the basics, a trust is a legal device that lets a person designated as a “trustee” (who is usually an unrelated third party) take care of, and [...]
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What Is a Generation-Skipping Transfer?
When considering giving gifts to family members, you should consider the possible tax consequences of those gifts. Nothing ruins a grand gesture quite like a hefty tax bill. So, when [...]
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How Does Florida’s Anti-Lapse Statute Work?
When you create a last will and testament, you designate those beneficiaries who will receive your property and other assets when you pass away. You make the assumption that those [...]
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What Is a Health Care Surrogate?
A health care surrogate is someone who is appointed to make health care decisions for you in certain circumstances. Traditionally, you would designate in writing a competent adult who would [...]
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Has The Coronavirus Changed the Need for Estate Planning?
The coronavirus pandemic has not changed the need for estate planning. In fact, it has made estate planning all the more necessary. While it is never a bad time to [...]
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How Do I Choose the Right Attorney to Draft My Will?
We are in the middle of a pandemic. It is scary, no doubt, and it is forcing many of us to contemplate the unpleasant notion of “what might happen if [...]
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How Do I Execute a Will in a Time of COVID-19 Social Distancing?
It is a sad reality that this terrible coronavirus pandemic has caused all of us to start thinking about some less-than-pleasant “what ifs.” Accordingly, in an effort to know what [...]
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Estate Planning During the Coronavirus: Should You Get Your Estate in Order?
This is a challenging, scary time for everyone. Not since the 1918 flu pandemic or the polio epidemic in the 1940s and 50s, have we had to worry about getting [...]
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