The Florida Constitutional Homestead exemption can be viewed as both a privilege and a burden. A privilege as it offers protection, but a burden as it places limits as to what you can do with your property after death.
The probate process varies state to state and even county to county, in terms of costs, money and the time it takes from start to finish. Usually, the estate must hire an attorney to assist the Personal Representatives in all of the tasks and necessary paperwork. A simple probate takes a few months. If litigation is involved, it may take several years. The average probate may last a year.
Almost everyone knows it is important to receive these documents but many don’t do that. And we wondered why. Why do people avoid getting necessary documents? So we did our own informal survey and discovered the people are just overwhelmed with a seemingly large vats of documents they need to give to an estate planning attorney in order to get their own plans in order.￼
In the next couple of weeks, we are excited to begin beta-testing our new Virtual Will Camp. This is a modern, virtual way to obtain estate planning documents quickly, easily, “at a distance” and accurately. Yes, we are doing this to respond to the new practice of “social distancing,” but, to be honest, this has …