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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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The Benefits of a Living Trust

Traditionally, one of the primary reasons for establishing a living trust has been to avoid probate. But there are several more benefits of a living trust that can help you do much more than that: ...
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Why You Don't Need to Treat Every Child Equally in Your Estate Plan

It is natural for parents to want to treat their children equally when it comes to inheritances. However, equal treatment is not always the best course of action when it comes to estate planning and ...
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Estate Planning for Your Digital Afterlife

If you’re like most Americans, you have a rich digital life. You may bank online, invest online and certainly interact socially online. But where do those assets go after you do? Unfortunately, ...
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Estate Planning Misinformation You Can Ignore

Estate planning is an area of the law that has lots of misinformation surrounding it. Unfortunately, some of these pieces of misinformation are what prevents people from establishing the comprehensive ...
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Estate Planning for Blended Families

The term “blended family” has become commonplace in our society and refers to a family where one or both spouses were previously married and have children from the prior marriage. In many ...
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Estate Planning Strategies to Protect Your Pets

Americans will spend an estimated $63 billion on their pets this year, a figure that has risen steadily over the past decade. Add that to the fact that 67% of American households have a pet, and ...
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The Benefits of an Incentive Trust

Recent research about inheritance trends reveals that many wealthy Americans are leery of passing along assets to children with no strings attached. Some feel that they would be taking away a ...
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10 Estate Planning Tasks to Complete Before 2018

1. Create an estate plan. Set Dec. 31 as your own personal deadline for getting your estate planning done. If you don’t know an estate planning attorney, ask friends or family for a referral. If ...
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Follow These Rules When Making Gifts

The timing of making year-end gifts is important because a transfer of property is only counted as a gift once a donor has unconditionally relinquished all control over it. Here are the rules ...
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How To Protect Your Retirement From These Expensive Myths

According to the New York Federal Reserve, student loan debt has grown steadily over the past five years across all age categories. Surprisingly, Americans aged 60-69 have experienced a shocking 90% ...
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