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April 2013 Archives

Estate planning can include end-of-life care

Florida residents who are considering drafting estate planning documents are usually thinking about what will happen to their assets after they pass away. It's important to think about one's legacy to family, however, there is an important aspect of estate planning that is concerned with matters before death, and this is the question of what to do when someone is no longer capable of conveying their wishes about health decisions.

New and part-time residents must make sure Florida is home

Florida is famous for being a destination for retirees and Northerners fleeing winter weather. These recent arrivals and part-time residents may think of Florida as their home, but for purposes of estate planning, they should make sure the law agrees with them.

Second marriages require revamping estate plan

Studies show that an increasing number of people in Florida and the rest of the nation will be married more than once in their lives. Second marriages can bring happiness and companionship, but they can also bring complications, both emotional and financial. One aspect of a second marriage which many people neglect to consider is its effect on estate planning.

Same-sex marriage case boils down to estate planning

When the U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in two cases involving same-sex marriage, many people in Florida and throughout the country wondered what this might mean for marriage as an institution. But when one looks at the details, at least one of the two cases is not so much about marriage as it is about estate planning.