Where Should I Keep My Original Florida Estate Planning Documents?

Where Should I Keep My Original Florida Estate Planning Documents?

Do you, like many Floridians, keep your important paperwork, documents and valuables at your local bank in a safe deposit box? Are you confident that renting a safe deposit box is much safer than keeping everything at home? Have you decided, now that your estate plan is complete, to keep your original documents in your safe deposit box at the bank? If you have, we would like to share the pros and cons of your decision here in this blog. Some...
Do Not Let Your Mom Lose Her Life Savings to a Nursing Home

Do Not Let Your Mom Lose Her Life Savings to a Nursing Home

Are you caring for your aging mother? Have you talked about her plans for the future, especially if she were to need critical nursing care? During the month of May both National Elder Law Month and National Older American Month are celebrated. Both of these observances are crucial for you and your aging mother because of the support that both you and she can receive. With National Elder Law Month, Florida elder law attorneys will be out in...
Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Do you know if your parents have created an estate plan, including a durable power of attorney? Right now is the perfect time for this question. Even though your parents are healthy now, what would happen if one or both of them were to suddenly become incapacitated? For example, one or both might lose their mental or physical capacity due to an accident, a sudden decline in health, or the inevitable factors that come as they age. Be aware that...
3 Reasons Why Most Trusts Will Fail

3 Reasons Why Most Trusts Will Fail

Are you considering adding trusts to your estate plan? Are you familiar with what a trust can do for your estate plan, but also what you must do as well? First, a trust is a legal document that identifies the purpose of the trust, the trustee of the trust and his or her powers, the beneficiaries of the trust, and the requirements for distributing the trust assets to the beneficiaries. Secondly, the trustor must fund or place into the trust his...
Do You Know What Happens If You Do Not Have A Last Will and Testament or Other Estate Plan?

Do You Know What Happens If You Do Not Have A Last Will and Testament or Other Estate Plan?

As a Florida senior adult, enjoying life in the Sunshine State, do you have an estate plan in place? Did you know that research tells us that less than 50% of all Americans have an estate plan or even a will. We want you to know that without an estate plan in place your family may face difficulty after you pass away, including sorting out your assets and any debts you may have. In regard to estate planning, no matter how big or how small,...