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Investing Generational Wealth
Investing Your Inheritance What should you do when a sizeable amount of money comes your way in the form of inheritance? Your first step should be meeting with an attorney who is also familiar with business and family law. Preferably, this attorney should already be working with your family. Whether [...]
5 Things To Know About Trusts
What is a Trust? There are many kinds of trusts. Some trusts have very specific purposes for estate tax or income tax planning. Most of the trusts are included in this type. Other types of trusts are more exotic in nature and typically directed at preserving extreme wealth. For most [...]
Do You Qualify for the Florida Homestead Exemption?
Florida Homestead Exemption A Florida Homestead Exemption can save you a great deal of money in terms of property taxes. Successful applications attract a typical $25,000 cushion to add to further relief of a similar amount. This brings the total amount of relief to a tax exemption of up to [...]
Estate Taxes 101
Estate Taxes 101 It is the tax that kicks into effect upon the death of a person while handing down their estate (which could be money or property). However, it’s not always the case that the beneficiary of the property transfer has to pay an estate tax. If the value [...]
Transferring Property Upon Death in Florida
Transferring Property Upon Death in Florida Naturally, the laws on inheritance vary from one state to another. However, there are a few laws that remain commonplace across the board. Summary and Formal administration are the "standard" forms of probate administration. These govern deaths for residents of the entire state of [...]
Exploitation of the Elderly
What is Exploitation of the Elderly? I'm sure you've heard of countless examples of poor treatment in retirement homes, but it doesn't stop there. In probate law, we see the exploit of elderly individuals by caretakers or distant relatives when the elderly person is no longer competent. This incompetence leads [...]