Things to Consider Before a Gray Divorce

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“Gray divorce” is the common term for those over 50 divorcing. Although divorce is never easy, a gray divorce is often easier and less contentious than a divorce by those in their 30s and early 40s. However, there are often more things to take into consideration as an older couple divorcing. Social Security and Retirement…

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What Does a Probate Attorney in Florida Do?

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This is not an uncommon question at all. If it is the first time you have been involved in the distribution of an estate, either as a beneficiary or personal representative, you may not know why you want to involve a probate attorney in Florida. Legally, not all estates are required to hire a lawyer…

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Choosing a Personal Representative for Probate

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Part of setting up an estate plan is choosing your personal representative, or, more commonly known as the executor of your estate. For most married couples, the spouse or adult child is the logical choice. However, if you are unsure who is the right choice to handle your estate, here are some tips to help.…

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Things People Forget in Their Estate Plan

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An estate plan is a very personalized thing. Rarely are two individuals or family‚Äôs situations identical. Because of this, working with experienced local attorneys who know what questions to ask to help you include all the right elements for your estate is very important. As you begin planning for your initial meeting with an estate…

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Do I Need a Will?

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This is a question you may be asking yourself, especially if you are young and healthy. We answer this question often by asking a few more questions to help you determine if you need a will. If you are 18 or older and answered yes to either of the other two questions, then yes, you…

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Marriage & Divorce Over 50 – Part 2 – Gray Marriage

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Marriage for the first time or remarriage at an older than average age comes with different considerations than those who are young and marrying. You are likely in a different place financially. There may be children, either still in the home or adult ones. And, of course, you may both have a house full of…

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Marriage & Divorce Over 50 – Part 1 – Gray Divorce

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Over the past decade there has been a surprising increase in both marriages and divorces of people over 50. Over the next two blogs, we are going to share some advice as a family law firm that you should take into consideration whether you are looking for a divorce attorney or someone to handle a…

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Plan a Visit with Your Attorney & Financial Advisor Post-Divorce

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As much as you may want to take a break and exhale when your divorce is finalized, you now have a new to-do list. In addition to attending to everyday life to-dos, your post-divorce to-do list includes some important things. We put some of our recommendations in our previous blog, but because the legal and…

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Your Post-Divorce Checklist

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There are still a few things you and your attorney will need to do post-divorce. We will go into that as well as what you should discuss with your financial planner in more detail in our next blog. However, after working in family law for decades, we know there are many things that newly divorced…

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Dividing Assets & Debts in a Divorce

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Because Florida is a no-fault divorce state, assets and debts are often divided equally between spouses. However, that is more of a generalization than a rule. In fact, there are exceptions in the law regarding division of both. The financial implications can be significant if you do not have an experienced divorce lawyer helping you…

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