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Blog Posts in September, 2015

How a Late-Life Divorce Can Affect Your Estate Plan

While the overall divorce rate in the U.S. has declined over the past 20 years, it has doubled for Americans over the age of 50. Financial experts warn that the stakes are higher for those divorcing ...
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Why Estate Executors Need a Probate Attorney in Florida

If you are a Personal Representative (executor) of an estate, Florida law is clear as to your responsibilities and obligations. Florida law specifically requires you to retain a Florida attorney. ...
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Time to Face These Financial Facts of Retirement

Financial planning for retirement can be difficult for many people, mainly because of the stark realities many of us are reluctant to face. Among those realities are: You will likely spend 20 to 25% ...
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What Married Couples Need To Know About Portability

Last year, Congress made permanent a great estate tax break for married couples called portability. This allows surviving spouses to add any unused portion of a deceased spouse’s lifetime ...
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Estate Planning Strategies for Couples Without Children

Estate planning takes on a different shape when there are no children in the picture, and there are some specific strategies that couples can use to be sure assets are protected for each other and ...
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College Myths That Can Ruin Your Retirement

Approximately one-third of the student loan debt in the U.S. is held by those over the age of 40. Statistics also show that almost 60% of parents with adult children are providing some type of ...
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10 Ways to Catch Up on Your Retirement Savings

It’s no secret that millions of Americans’ retirement savings took a wallop during the recent recession, and many pre-retirees are scrambling to catch up. Here are some ways to help you ...
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How to Transfer Property with a Quitclaim Deed

A quitclaim deed is typically used to transfer ownership of property without being sold, usually to family members or other trusted parties. There are several reasons why you might want to use a ...
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Living Trust: The Best Way to Leave Assets for Minor Children

If you are the parent of minor children, you are undoubtedly concerned that your children will be well taken care of should something happen to you. You may have already planned for this by naming a ...
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10 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Will

Creating a Will as part of a comprehensive estate plan is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. However, there are some common mistakes people make when creating a will ...
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How to Make Sure Your Florida Will is Still Legal

Reviewing your Florida will when life brings change – like a birth, a death, or a divorce – will help ensure your will is valid and does what you intend for it to do. Here are some other ...
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How to Divorce-Proof Your Florida Business

Whether it is due to the high unemployment rates that hit several years ago or the entrepreneurial itch Baby Boomers are now scratching instead of retiring, many married people have started their own ...
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7 Steps to Ensure Your Family's Financial Future is Secure

Estate planning is rarely something we do for ourselves -- although we do benefit -- but instead is something we do for our families, to ensure they are taken care of when we are no longer around to ...
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How to Protect Assets for a Special Needs Child

Millions of American families include a special needs child, and there is probably no greater concern that parents of these children have than how to take care of them after you are no longer around ...
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Religion and the Florida Advance Health Care Directive

A Florida advance health care directive – also known as a Florida health care power of attorney – allows you to detail in writing your instructions and desires for those who will be making ...
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Top 10 Ways To Get Your Retirement Back on Track

If your retirement nest egg is still suffering from the Great Recession, here are 10 ways you can get your retirement back on track: Evaluate cash flow. Take a look at your income and detail where it ...
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Most Common Ways to Fund Your Retirement

Research shows that a majority of Americans will fund their retirement through a variety of different resources; here are the most common ways to pay for your retirement: Social Security – the ...
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Wide Age Differences in Married Couples Can Create Unique Estate Planning Challenges

Estate planning for married couples can always yield a few surprising differences, but when a decade or more in age separates the couple, it can add a few more wrinkles into the mix, including: ...
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Top 5 Ways a Trust Can Benefit You & Your Loved Ones

Trusts play a pivotal role in helping protect and preserve your estate for your benefit as well as for the benefit of loved ones. There are a number of different types of trusts that can meet almost ...
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How to Make Sure Your Heirs Receive Your Life Insurance Benefits

If you have gone to the trouble and expense of maintaining a good life insurance policy, you want to make sure your heirs receive the benefits when the time comes. However, there are several common ...
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How to Avoid 6 Common Setbacks to Retirement

A majority of Americans have experienced at least one major setback that threatened their ability to retire. Here are some tips on avoiding six common setbacks: Not saving enough. The average employee ...
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