When considering if you or a family member needs to hire an elder law attorney, believe this – elder law issues are complex and one wrong word or move can mean the difference between a good result and a bad one. Aside from this, the two reasons listed below should be enough to convince you. . .
Knowing what to look for when choosing a good nursing home for your loved one is essential. Here in Florida, some nursing homes in Miami got into some serious trouble after Irma hit because there were not compliant with State regulations. That raised the question, “How do you choose the best nursing home for your. . .
Answer: After you’ve created a Will, the next decision is where to store the Will so that your Personal Representative can easily find it when needed. A physical copy of a Will should be stored in a safe and accessible place and the Personal Representative should know exactly where it is kept. I suggest to. . .
It is a common misconception that having money means you hire the best advisors and have your life completely in order, but this is not always the case. With all the millions some celebrities have, you’d think they would be able to afford proper Estate Planning advice. But too often after celebrities die, we learn. . .
Short Answer: Yes, divorce does void beneficiary designations as well as will provisions. Why it’s Important: If you want your ex-spouse to still to inherit in your estate as it was written when you were married, this needs to be addressed again after your divorce. If you do not update the Estate documents, your estate. . .
Short Answer: A complication of diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease is that the person may lack or gradually lose the ability to think clearly. This change affects his or her ability to participate meaningfully in decision making and makes early planning even more important. In my practice, I advise putting together advanced directive documents in. . .
In my practice, I preach about talking to your loved ones about their end of life paperwork and Estate Planning. What I didn’t consider, until I ran across a Facebook post by Brendon Burchard, is what WE lose when a person that has shaped our lives passes away. You may regret not knowing certain things. . .
A love one has passed and now the probate process starts. But where to begin? First let’s define what “Probate” is per the Florida Bar website: “Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s debts and distributing the decedent’s assets to his or her. . .
Technology has created new jobs, a new industry, and a new step in estate planning. The days of just gathering just paper documents folder so your love ones can find it when necessary are over. There is one more step – digital assets. Digital assets are commonplace and need to be considered when putting together. . .