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Estate planning tips for women (and men)

Let’s face it: because women live about five years longer than men, on average, they should take estate planning seriously. (So should men, of course.) It should be noted that if you don’t have an estate plan, it is likely that your assets will wind up in probate, with the state of Florida deciding who should your assets.

Estate planning mistakes to avoid

One of the most important parts of life is to learn from the mistakes we make so that we can avoid making those same errors again. It is also important to share information with family members and friends so that they can learn from our mistakes, too, and likewise avoid taking those same missteps.

Advice to daughter: Avoid repeating mom's estate planning error

We all make mistakes. That is simply an unavoidable part of the human condition. Of course, when we make a mistake – or notice a mistake someone else has made – it can be an opportunity to learn from the error and avoid making the same mistake in the future.

Estate planning can begin with a conversation with a loved one

Though Thanksgiving is in the rear-view window, we still have much to be thankful for, including children, loving spouses, good jobs, comfortable homes, wonderful weather here in Brevard County and so on. One of the things that people are grateful for at this time of year is the opportunity they have to share their wealth with their loved ones.

Part II: James Brown's Estate Isn't Settled 12 Years After Death

Regular readers of our Brevard County legal blog will undoubtedly recall that in a previous post we shared information about the Godfather of Soul. Twelve years after James Brown's death, his estate is yet to be settled, Forbes reports.

Part I: James Brown's estate isn't settled 12 years after death

No singer had more soul, funk or fire in front of an audience than James Brown. When he died on Christmas day 2006, the world lost one of the 20th century's most influential figures in arts and entertainment.

Attorney: Aretha Franklin died without will or trust

In her storied career, the Queen of Soul had gold and platinum records galore, a priceless talent and the enduring love of millions of devoted fans. However, Aretha Franklin did not have a will or trust when she died of pancreatic cancer a few days ago.

This isn't the way to avoid Florida probate

You want the best for your children, of course, so you would like for them to avoid legal complications when you're gone. So you've hit upon a way for them to avoid Florida probate on your estate and dodge its time-consuming complications - or so you might believe.

A winding tale of money, prison, probate and family

The story of a father and son winds though life and death, from Florida to New Hampshire, and from freedom to prison. Both the father and son lived in both states at times before the older man's death in 2010. The 53-year-old son currently lives about 100 miles north of Brevard County in DeLeon Springs.

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