Estate Planning

How much control may I have with a living trust?

A revocable trust, which is also referred to as a living trust, gives you a great deal of control over your assets until your death. As noted by Bankrate.com, your trust may own your property and you may transfer assets in or out of it at any time. After creating your...

A basic estate planning checklist

Floridians who are preparing to create estate plans can follow a simple checklist to simplify the process. Estate planning should be viewed as an ongoing process instead of the creation of static documents. Preparing properly and following some simple tips can help to...

Avoid probate by registering a transfer on death

Most Florida residents have heard about using estate planning as a way to avoid probate. The probate process can take a long time and incur fees and tax consequences that chip away at an estate. One way to get assets straight to your beneficiaries and skip probate is...

Preparing for incapacity

It is a reality of life that people think that nothing bad will happen to them. This is why many Florida families end up in a lurch when a loved one ends up incapacitated. This is something that you can plan for ahead of time as part of your estate plan. You can...

What should someone know about POA documents?

A power of attorney document might be an essential item in an estate plan. With proper POA authority, a Florida agent could handle the financial affairs of the grantor. The person granting POA rights needs to be mindful of potential limitations to address them. The...

Do you need a trust or a will?

Florida adults know that estate planning is a necessary part of life. Unfortunately, many people get confused about the various terms that are thrown around regarding the topic of estate planning. Two of the most important for people to understand are wills and...