Things People Forget in Their Estate Plan

April 18, 2024
building blocks of a home

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?

April 4, 2024
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a young couple talking about their will

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

March 20, 2024
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a couple over 50 planning their marriage with a prenup

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

March 7, 2024
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an over-50 couple reviewing documents for a gray divorce

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

February 21, 2024
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woman looking at her post-divorce financial to-do list

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

February 6, 2024
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post divorce checklist

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

January 18, 2024
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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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Why Hire a Local Divorce Attorney

January 4, 2024
woman taking off her wedding ring after signing her divorce papers with her attorney

Florida allows you to file for divorce without the help of a lawyer. Because of this, we are often asked why someone should hire a local divorce attorney if legally they can divorce without one. There are many reasons; in short, a divorce lawyer brings a lot of experience and knowledge that will work to…

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Common Misconceptions About Florida Probate

December 20, 2023
estate planning image with a Will and keys

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

December 7, 2023
man looking at a will with questions about probate

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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