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September 2015 Archives

Estate administration may not be as simple as it sounds

Everything that a person owns is part of his or her estate. This includes tangible assets like a home or car, but it also includes the less obvious property, like an ownership stake in a small business, or a retirement account. When the person who owns these assets dies, all of the assets get distributed according to the deceased person's will or through other instruments that the deceased person may have set up.

Florida’s Health Care Surrogate Act

Advancements in medicine and technology have meant that people now are living longer than ever before. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average life expectancy amongst people in the United States is more than 78 years. While it is good news that people are living longer, old age can come with new challenges.

Privacy concerns a good reason to turn to trust administration

Curiosity is a common attribute for people from all walks of life. Curiosity can unlock enormous potential amongst human beings and it can lead people to find ingenious solutions to complex problems. On the other hand, when it comes to curiosity about each other, people can cross the line and become downright nosy and insensitive. This is perhaps amongst the many reasons why some people choose to lead very private lives.

Are oral and holographic wills legal under Florida law?

Nobody wants to plan for, or likely even think about his or her own death, but the reality is that everyone will inevitably die. Therefore, many people consider it a responsibility to plan for their deaths by ensuring that their financial affairs will be properly settled upon their demise. This is especially important where the person has assets that he or she wants to pass down to family or other people.