There’s always a plan, just not always a good plan.

  • Posted by Katie White
  • November 29, 2011
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Everyone has an estate plan. It’s either one they did themselves, or one done for them by the state.

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Important Change to Florida law

Starting October 1, 2011, step-parents in Florida have even more incentive to have a Last Will.

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Move Cars Out of Estate Quickly

  • Posted by Bruce McDonald
  • September 12, 2011
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Who Are Caylee’s Heirs?

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When It Comes to Stocks, Stop the Loss

Executors handling stocks in estates should consider stop-loss orders.

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Only One Father Per Child

When it comes to inheritance, you only have one father or one mother.

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Debts Also Die

Sometimes the executor of an Estate can ignore an old debt, because the Florida limitations period (usually four or five years, but not always) has expired. But that works both ways- an estate cannot collect on a promissory note made out to the deceased person if too many years have passed.

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Grandchildren inherit in probate unless otherwise stated

A common myth in Florida: in order to inherit from a parent, a child must survive the parent. In Florida that is not true.

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Finally, a book to recommend

People often ask us if we can recommend estate administration or estate planning services, software or books, and we’ve been looking, honestly. Meanwhile, we did find a good book on organizing all the information and records that many modern Americans come to possess. It’s called Get It Together – Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To, by Nolo Press.

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The Function of the Florida Personal Representative in Florida Wrongful Death Cases

Recently, a further complication has arisen in the form of Medicare set asides under federal law, and the obligations the law places on attorneys for both wrongful death claimants and the defendants and their insurers. The law is relatively new and still evolving.

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