The Florida Probate process is so famous for its delays, costs and aggravation that most people try to avoid it, if possible. Some people, however, are known for saying something along the lines of, “It won’t matter, I will be dead.” (insert canned laughter). While it is true that your probate would occur after your […]
Guardians for Minor Children
Have fears as a parent? We did too. Let us guide you as we plan from a parent’s perspective.
If you’ve delayed getting your estate planning documents together, this year, 2021, is the year to get it done. Think about it. You are stuck in this pandemic which took away your control over so many things. You cannot travel and visit with others as you wish. This entire time can be viewed as a complete time waster, if we do not act to create something of value. How about using 2021 to create the joy of accomplishment?
If you have young kids, a cookie-cutter estate plan won’t work. Do Florida parents need revocable trusts? Parents of young kids need estate plans as unique as their own children.
People under the age of 65 account for more than 20% of COVID-related deaths in the US. However, young people are less likely to have estate planning documents, like a will or advanced directive, in place than those of older adults. This means that many people who are dying from coronavirus likely do not have documents in place to dictate who cares for their children or what happens to their home or money.
If you are confused about setting up legal documents and plans for your minor kids, you are not alone. Most parents know they need to do something, but experience confusion over making the right choice and fear over how much it costs to accomplish their goals.
Turning eighteen is a special time in life. High school graduation, new job, and possibly college. While your son or daughter may still seem like a “child” to you, turning eighteen brings about many legal changes for your newly-minted adult. But, there are some things that parents of 18 year olds must know. Parents of
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