October 6, 2015

Assets: What Assets Do NOT Go Through Probate? (Part 2)

In this segment of my three part overview of what assets do not pass through probate, I will discuss the second broad category of assets that […]
September 22, 2015

Assets: What Assets Go Through Probate? (Part 1)

It is important to understand that not all assets go through probate. Generally, jointly owned assets, assets that have a beneficiary designation, and assets placed in […]
September 8, 2015

Avoiding Ancillary Probate

What happens if you own real estate in a state in which you do not live? If you own a second home, rental property, or any […]
August 27, 2015

A Florida Probate Primer

Many people think they can avoid the probate of an estate if their deceased loved one had a Last Will and Testament. This is a common […]
August 13, 2015

Considering a Do-It-Yourself Will?

When clients visit our office to discuss the prospect of having a will drafted, the topic of online legal services often arise. Clients want to know […]
January 25, 2015

Time to Update Your Estate Planning

With the new year finally here and the busy holiday season behind us, it is time to insure that you take care of your estate planning […]
August 28, 2014

Transferring Assets to Spouse

In the event that one spouse is facing a possible lawsuit, a means of protecting that person’s assets from the reach of creditors is to transfer […]
July 25, 2014

Using Online Legal Forms

Clients visit our office to discuss the prospect of having a Will drafted. Often the topic of the many online services arises, and clients want to […]
June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court Proclaims Inherited IRAs Are Not Protected From Creditors

On Friday June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Clark v. Rameker, proclaimed that an inherited IRA is not an exempt asset for […]
March 4, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman – dead at age 46.

Philip Seymour Hoffman passed in February at the age of 46. He was a successful actor with a family. Nobody plans to die in their forties […]
February 25, 2014

Don’t Forget Your Pets!

Pet ownership throughout the nation is on the rise and so are the number of pet trusts created each year. Although some pet owners leave tens […]
February 6, 2014

Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman on Life Support Stirs Controversy

Marlise Munoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her lying unconscious in their Texas home, and doctors pronounced her brain […]