Estate Planning Basics

When you think of the words “estate planning,” what comes to mind? Many people associate estate planning with creating a last will and testament. While wills are an integral part of the process for many people, there are several other types of legal documents and services that also fall under the estate planning umbrella. In … Continue reading

Wills and Trusts in Estate Planning

It’s never easy to consider a world in which you are no longer present, but this process is critical for the protection of your legacy — and for the wellbeing of your loved ones. Equipped with a will, you can enjoy greater peace of mind in knowing that your wishes will be carried out.  What Is … Continue reading

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Family Law in Florida

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Family Law in Florida   Ending a marriage, trying to establish support, and sorting out custody of your children is stressful under the best of circumstances. That stress is often aggravated by uncertainty. Your own family law attorney will be the best source of information about Florida family law … Continue reading

How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

Child support is a critical issue for both parents, since child support obligations impact not only the parents’ ability to provide for the child, but also the income available for living expenses for each parent as they establish separate households. Fortunately, Florida child support is generally predictable, meaning that an attorney experienced with child support … Continue reading

Must Have Requirements Of A Florida Divorce

Jurisdiction – The Residency Requirement To obtain a divorce in Florida a person must meet certain jurisdictional requirements. Required is that at least one party seeking the divorce must have resided in Florida for at least 6 months prior to filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage. The Florida statute residency requirement is as … Continue reading

Estate Planning for Physicians – Your Complete Guide

While nearly everyone can benefit from estate planning, physicians have unique needs. It’s important for doctors and their families to plan deliberately for the orderly management and distribution of estate assets and liabilities during periods of lifetime incapacity and at death. In addition to considerations about who will get what and who is in charge … Continue reading

Florida Probate & Trust Administration Checklist

Closing an estate according to a deceased loved one’s wishes is a high honor. However, it involves extensive paperwork and careful compliance with the law. Survivors who are mourning a loss often find themselves overwhelmed, but plenty of help is available. Understanding the Florida Probate and Trust Administration   Probate is a legal process that … Continue reading

Are Estate Planning Fees Tax Deductible in 2019?

  Not long ago, this was a complicated question. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, some personal legal fees were tax deductible, though most were not. Those that were deductible were, for the most part, deductible as “miscellaneous expenses,” which meant that they were deductible only if they exceed 2% of … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Legal Questions About Wills & Probate Law in Florida

Can I Modify/Amend My Will? Yes, you can modify a will after it has been created. In fact, there is even a special term used to describe will amendments: codicil. A codicil can be used to add new provisions to a will, modify existing provisions, or substitute a new provision for one that is currently in place. … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Legal Questions About Divorce Laws in Florida

  If you are considering or are going through the process of getting divorced, it can be a tumultuous and emotional time in your life. Dealing with an unfamiliar legal process can add to an already stressful situation; understanding more about what you can expect may help ease some of that stress. Here are answers … Continue reading