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Only Way to Guarantee You Don’t Need Probate

People are frequently confused as to whether they need to probate an estate or not. The best way to guarantee that your estate does not have to go through probate is to die owning nothing and owing no one. Frankly, most of us would prefer to leave a… Read More
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Can I Revoke My Will?

You may revoke your Will by destroying it or by preparing a new Will. If you destroy your Will without preparing a new Will, your assets will pass at your death according to the laws of “intestate succession.” If you decide you no longer want the… Read More
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Where Should I Store My Will?

Your Will is an important document and should be stored safely. Although the office will keep a copy of your Will, you have the only original. The choice of where to keep your Will is yours. You can keep the Will in a safe place at home or you can pl… Read More
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Can I Handwrite My Will?

Florida law allows you to refer to a list made separately from your Will which states who will receive certain items of personal property. Your Will includes a reference to such a list. The following applies to your list: -The list can dispose of onl… Read More
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When Are Changes Necessary For My Will?

Any number of things could happen that would require you to change or rewrite your Will. Several of the more common ones include: An unexpected death or disablement; A change in your marital status; A considerable change in your economic picture; A n… Read More
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Estate Planning- Preparing for the Future

Estate Planning At some point in life, we all wonder “What will happen to my family when I die?” The idea of our mortality is often terrifying, but it doesn’t have to be. Planning your estate with a few documents ahead of time is on… Read More
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Will setting up a trust help my family avoid probate after I am gone?

This is a question frequently asked of any lawyer who handles probate and estate planning matters. The correct, and frustrating answer to that question is, “It all depends.” A trust can be a tool used to seamlessly transfer your property, such as… Read More
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Categories: Estate Law