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Transferring Ownership of a Business in Florida

If you are ready to divest your ownership in your business, a Florida business attorney can help you examine the options, which can include: Immediate Sale If you own a business that is not performing ...
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How to Keep Your Florida Will Legal

If it’s been awhile since you created your Florida will, there have probably been some changes in your life that could affect is validity. To keep your Florida will legal, here are some steps ...
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Florida Probate: Keeping the Family Home in the Family

It is important for Floridians to realize that your house — which you may have left to your child or other family member in a will — may never belong to them if your end-of-life care or ...
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Don't Forget to Fund Your Trust! Here's How

The most important step in creating a trust is funding it. There are a number of different types of assets you can use to fund your trust; here are the proper steps for the most common asset types: ...
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A 7-Step Guide to Creating an Estate Plan

Most people believe that estate planning is a difficult and complex process and so put it off until another day. However, putting off estate planning indefinitely is doing a big disservice to yourself ...
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5 Things a Business Lawyer Can Do For You Better Than DIY Legal Help

Here are five things a business lawyer can do for you better than DIY legal agreements: 1. A business attorney can set a firm legal foundation for your business. The first step every business owner ...
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How to Avoid Missteps When Incorporating a Business

Incorporating a business is essential in order to protect business owners from unnecessary risks, including potentially jeopardizing their own personal wealth due to business liabilities. There are ...
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Florida Probate: What Executors Need to Know

Once you have been appointed as executor, you are considered the responsible party during the Florida probate process and can be held accountable by the beneficiaries. If the estate is large or ...
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How to Maintain the Personal Liability Protection of a Corporation or LLC

The personal liability protection granted by incorporating or forming a LLC is very practical and absolutely necessary. In fact, many people incorporate solely to limit their personal liability when ...
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5 Myths About Incorporating a Business in Florida

If you are not up to speed on the benefits of incorporating your business, you could miss out on some big advantages when it comes to protecting and preserving your personal assets. There are some ...
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5 Key Advantages of a Florida Living Trust

The five key benefits of a Florida living trust include the following: Help heirs protect assets. By law, minor children cannot inherit property. If you die before your children reach the age of ...
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Business Succession: The Price of Not Planning Ahead

Any number of factors can work against your dreams if you have not planned ahead. The IRS could value your closely held Florida business for more than it can be sold for, and your family will not be ...
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Florida Estate Planning: 10 Best Ways to Transfer Wealth in 2018

The lifetime gift and estate tax exemption is $5.6 million for individuals and $11.2 million for married couples in 2018. Here are the top 10 ways to transfer wealth under these generous exemptions: ...
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Tips On Finding The Right Business Attorney For Your Company

While you may be great at solving problems that confront your business, an experienced business lawyer is trained to identify potential legal problems before they can adversely impact your company or ...
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Legal Guide for Startups

The number of business startups continues to rise in the U.S. as more people decide to seize control of their own destinies by starting their own companies. But even if you already own a business, you ...
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10 Steps to Protect Your Children Legally (Part 2)

One of the most difficult things to do is think about the possibility we may die unexpectedly or too early, leaving our children without one of the most important people in their lives. But stepping ...
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10 Steps to Protect Your Children Legally (Part 1)

One of the most difficult things to do is think about the possibility we may die unexpectedly or too early, leaving our children without one of the most important people in their lives. But stepping ...
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Dealing with Death and Taxes

The two things we cannot avoid – death and taxes – are unfortunately the two things most of us do almost anything to avoid talking or learning about. Yet we want both to be as painless as ...
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How to Plan for Passing On a Family Vacation Home

For those of us fortunate enough to have a vacation home – whether it’s a fish camp on a lazy river or an oceanfront estate – we enjoy using it to make good memories and celebrate ...
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The Benefits of Creating a Trust to Pass On an Inheritance

You created them, you raised them and, if you’re still doing your job right as a parent, you have created an estate plan to safely pass on your legacy of love and your assets to your children. ...
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Estate Planning Tips for the Newly Single

Whether you have a lost a spouse through divorce or death, being thrust into singlehood can be an emotionally and financially jarring experience. To get yourself back on firm footing, at least ...
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Before Making Financial Gifts to Grandchildren, Consider These Things

If you have grandchildren, you know the special joy they bring. After all, you can now leave all the heavy lifting to the parents and just enjoy connecting with them. Many grandparents who enjoy ...
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Asset Protection Strategies for Female Business Owners

Female-owned business ownership is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, with the number of women-owned businesses doubling over the past 20 years. Many women who run their own ...
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How to Tell If It's Time to Change Your Will

Current research shows that only about half of Americans have a will, and probably less than that have changed their wills when certain life circumstances dictate that a change is in order. There are ...
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Be Sure to Fund Your Trust Properly to Avoid Probate

A common estate planning mistake many people make – including some notable celebrities – is not funding the trust you have created. If you do not transfer your assets into your trust, it ...
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