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Blog Posts in October, 2016

Don't Miss These Three Vital Retirement Financing Moves

If you’re worried about making your retirement goal and still young enough to do something about it, there are three essential money moves you should make that could make you an extra $280,000 ...
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Florida Estate Planning for Parents of Minor Children

Florida parents who want to create an estate plan to protect their minor children in the event of their premature death or incapacity need to think beyond just choosing a guardian. Here’s what ...
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What a Florida Pooled Trust Can Do for Your Disabled Loved One

A Florida pooled trust can be helpful for keeping elderly and often disabled loved ones in their homes instead of a nursing home. While not all states offer pooled trusts, Florida does as long as ...
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Florida Wills: What is Testamentary Capacity?

In order to challenge a Florida will, it may be necessary to prove that the person making the will -- the testator -- lacked what is known as testamentary capacity. In other words, that the person ...
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Florida Elder Law Attorney's Tips on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

The incidence of seniors who are victims of financial continues to rise in Florida, whose large elderly population makes the state a targeted location for identity thieves and others who prey on the ...
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Rules for Choosing a Health Care Surrogate in Florida

A Florida Health Care Surrogate is the person you choose to make medical decisions on your behalf, in case you become incapacitated and cannot make them for yourself. This should not only be a person ...
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Why New Florida Residents Need to Check Existing Estate Plans

Now that the Florida economy has regained its momentum, people are flocking back to the Sunshine State in larger numbers than ever before. In fact, current research shows that Florida adds about 700 ...
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A Guide to Budgeting for Retirement

One of the most difficult tasks in planning for retirement is trying to accurately gauge what your living expenses will be once you do finally retire. While it is fairly easy to eliminate line items ...
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6 Costly Estate Planning Pitfalls You Need to Avoid

Floridians needing an estate plan should take steps to avoid these six potentially costly estate planning pitfalls: Not having a plan. Actually, everyone has an estate plan – if not one of your ...
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7 Reasons to Tell Your Kids About Their Inheritance

Most parents are reluctant to talk to their children about what they will – or won’t –inherit, and we’ve found the reasons for this vary with each family. Some parents find it ...
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4 Social Security Mistakes That Could Cost You Plenty

Social Security make up a majority of most Americans’ retirement income, so making a mistake that prevents you from maximizing those benefits could cost you plenty once you retire. Here are four ...
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5 Great Reasons to Start Your Estate Planning Now

There are five good reasons why you shouldn’t delay in putting together an estate plan to protect your family: 1. The plan the state has provided for you. If you don’t create your own ...
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4 Estate Planning Steps to Protect Assets from a Dementia Diagnosis

It is estimated that 1 in 8 Americans will suffer from some form of dementia after the age of 65; here are four estate planning steps that can help protect assets in case you or someone you love ...
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Is Your Estate Plan Vulnerable to Attack?

Many people mistakenly believe that they have a simple estate, or one over which there won’t be any dispute. These people may choose not to obtain the help and guidance of a Florida asset ...
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Are You Ready to Retire? Here's How to Tell

If anyone kept statistics on such things, Friday is probably the workday that has more people thinking about retirement than any other day of the week. But being mentally ready to retire is not enough ...
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How to Help Aging Parents Manage Their Money

More and more adult children today are becoming an important source of support for aging parents. One of the most common duties is helping elderly parents manage their money. Here are some tips on how ...
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A Legal Checklist for Florida Trustees

If you have been entrusted with a solemn responsibility of being the trustee of a trust, you no doubt want to do the best possible job. Here are 10 things you should do after you are appointed ...
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3 Ways a Florida Will Can be Contested

Many states recognize no-contest clauses in wills -- a clause stating that if someone challenges your will and loses, that person is disinherited from the estate -- but Florida is not one of them. ...
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