How to Choose a Good Nursing Home

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. . .

Ask Heidi: Where Should I keep my Estate Planning documents for safekeeping?

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. . .

Estate Plan

Even the Famous Make Estate Planning Mistakes

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. . .

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Regarding Your Estate Plan

You do not have to have a ton of assets to need an Estate Plan. You do need an attorney specializing in this area of law to properly put together any type of plan. An Estate Plan is more than big assets. It is the plan that comes into play when you can no longer. . .

Interview Loved Ones and Not Just for Estate Planning

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 – Now What?

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. . .

How to Include Your Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

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. . .

The End of the Year is the Perfect Time to Update Your Asset Inventory

When someone passes away, finding all the accounts, insurance policies, and necessary information to close an entire estate can be a monumental search. When I do an Estate Package for a client I put together a binder. This binder contains all the documents of the Estate Plan for convenience, safe keeping, and future review. Yearly. . .