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’s 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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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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Common Misconceptions About Florida Probate

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As a probate attorney, I wish that Florida probate was simple and straightforward. Afterall, any family dealing with the loss of a loved one has enough grief and stress. However, it is not, and the deceased assets and liabilities must be dealt with, and the process in which that happens is probate. Here are a…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Probate

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As Pinellas County probate lawyers, we hear many questions about probate. Some are asked during the process of drawing up a will or trust. Others are when we help settle an estate. If you have never been through the process in Florida, you will likely have many questions. Here are answers to some of the…

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3 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

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Because it is Financial Literacy Month, we thought we would share some common estate planning mistakes families in Pinellas County and throughout Florida make. Estate planning is important so your estate does not go into intestate, a process that takes time and complicates the process of estate distribution for your loved ones and beneficiaries. 1. Not…

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Financial Literacy Extends to Your End of Life Plans

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Financial literacy is much more than understanding not to spend more than you make and to pay your bills on time. True financial literacy includes an understanding of income, investments, retirement, tax implications of your income and investments, and even what will happen to your wealth upon your death. As an estate attorney we help…

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Why You Should Contact a Family Law Firm When You Marry

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No one ever thinks that their lives will end tragically. However, it seems that every time we turn on the news there is another tragic death in Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, or the Tampa Bay area. There is always someone left behind who has to take care of the deceased person’s belongings and more. When…

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