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September 2019 Archives

Are you a new parent? Time for first estate-planning steps

If you and your significant other have just had your first child, your hands are full. There a long list of important things for new moms and dads to take care of. But one of those things that should be on that long list for new Brevard County parents is estate planning.

Talking to your parents about their estate plan

Everyone needs to plan their estate at some point in their lives if they want to dictate how their assets will be distributed. It's generally a good idea to start the process of planning your estate sooner rather than later, since this will give you peace of mind while allowing you to make minor changes to your plan when circumstances change.

A look inside Florida’s “homestead” definitions

When Florida became a state back in 1845, it was well before electricity and air conditioning were in homes. In an effort to try to get folks to pull up stakes and move to Florida, leaders devised a way to provide settlers protections they would not be likely to get elsewhere.

How a Plan B can help you help your loved ones

Janet Reno was both an important and controversial figure in American history. Our goal in today's Brevard County blog post isn't to dissect the pros or cons of our nation's first female Attorney General, but rather to discuss how her estate illustrates an important aspect of Florida estate planning.

Part II: planning for death of a spouse

Regular readers of our Brevard County legal blog know that we recently wrote about steps couples can take to protect themselves and their assets. It is simply inevitable that one spouse will pass on before the other, so it is important to plan ahead so that the survivor does not have to deal with complex legal matters or needless expenses in an already difficult time.

Part I: planning for death of a spouse

At the very top of lists of the most stressful life events is the death of a spouse. Though planning for it can be emotionally difficult, it is a step to be taken with an experienced Brevard County attorney that will help to spare the surviving spouse needless legal complications and expenses in a time of grief and loss.

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