Mar 122013
 

Have you just moved to Florida? Or perhaps you’ve been here for a couple years, but haven’t updated all you estate planning documents. Now is theflorida time to have everything reviewed to make sure your documents are in order!

Documents that may need to be updated include:

  • Advance Medical Directives
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Designation of a Healthcare Surrogate
  • Will or Revocable Living Trust

Laws differ from state to state and you want to make sure that you and your loved ones are well protected. Every year, new laws are being written that can make your existing documents obsolete or out of date. Even if you don’t move, it’s a good idea to have an attorney look over all your estate documents to make sure they are current.

Also, a big part of estate planning is asset protection. Since you’ve just moved here, have you claimed your homestead exemption and do you know the limitation of it? How about other Florida tax laws that you may be unfamiliar with? Do you have proper protection in the event you may be sued?

Estate planning is more than just a will. It starts today, not when you’ve died.

Don’t count on a do-it-yourself website to handle a matter as serious as your estate. Ourednik Law Offices will take the time to thoroughly go through your documents and answer your questions, making sure your goals and desires will be met.

By Karel Ourednik