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Blog Posts in February, 2017

Does Your Estate Plan Protect Your Digital Assets?

In July 2016, the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act went into effect, providing guidance on how Florida residents can plan for the management and disposition of their digital assets if ...
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Is Estate Tax Repeal on the Horizon?

With both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan supporting the repeal of the estate tax -- and Republicans in control of both the House and the Senate -- reaching that goal may not be too far ...
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How the Elderly Can Avoid Financial Abuse

Many financial experts say their elderly clients had suffered some kind of financial abuse at the hands of a family member. Here are some tips on how the elderly can avoid becoming a victim of ...
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Top 10 Estate Planning Guidelines for Women

We all know that, on average, women outlive men. What we generally neglect to consider is that they also generally earn less than men and have to manage expenses longer due to their longer life ...
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Debunking the 5 Biggest Retirement Myths

There are common myths about retirement that continue to persist despite current research that proves them to be false. Here are five of the biggest retirement myths and why they are not true anymore ...
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Tips on Gifting Without Remorse

An irrevocable trust has historically been a preferred method for avoiding estate and gift taxes, but once implemented, it cannot be undone. One of the downsides of creating an irrevocable trust to ...
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Tips on Choosing a Fiduciary

A fiduciary is someone you select to be your estate executor, the trustee of a trust, or your agent under a power of attorney. Choosing the right fiduciary for these important roles takes careful ...
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How Blended Family Members Can Gain Legal Protections via Estate Planning

America has become a nation of blended families, and that this emerging demographic trend has made estate planning more challenging and contentious. With the rising number of stepparents, ...
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Learn What a Trustee Does Before Making Your Choice

Naming a trustee for your estate should be done with considerable forethought, with a focus on who can perform the duties of a trustee carefully and completely. This will not always be someone who is ...
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Guidelines for Protecting and Passing on Assets

Recent statistics indicate that many Americans are not planning their estates. And while there may be understandable reasons why estate planning is not a priority for you right now, those reasons ...
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Getting a Divorce? You Need These Asset Protection Tips

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, there are steps that can be taken to try to gain control over circumstances before they gain control over you. Options range from finding professional ...
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Who Should You Name as Executor for Your Estate?

One of the key decisions you must make when creating an estate plan is who will serve as executor of your estate. Here are some considerations you should take into account when making that critical ...
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Why Creating an Estate Plan is Necessary at Any Age

Boomers are renowned for clinging to youth, but there are several critical end-of-life documents that are necessary at any age. Accidents and illnesses happen to people of all ages, and not being ...
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Hold Off on These Decisions Following the Death of a Spouse

Often decisions made too soon in the aftermath of a spouse’s death can have adverse financial and emotional consequences. If you have recently lost a spouse or this unfortunate event is looming ...
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Challenging the Validity of a Florida Will

One of the most common ways to challenge a Florida will is to question the testamentary capacity of the person who made the will. Testamentary capacity is a person’s ability to understand the ...
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These 3 Estate Planning Tools Can Help You Avoid Guardianship

If you or someone in your family becomes mentally or physically incapacitated, it may become necessary to have a guardian appointed in order to protect your legal rights. Many families wish to avoid ...
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