Category Archives: Estate Planning

Last Wil & Testament, Trusts, Health Care Proxy, Durable Power of Attorney

Competency to Sign a Last Will and Testament

In order to validly execute a Last Will and Testament in Florida, a person must be of “sound mind.” Mental competency in this context is not a rigid bright line test. A person’s ability to understand his/her acts may vary … Continue reading

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Nomination of a Pre-Need Guardian for Minors

One of the many concerns that parents have is the future care of their children, both physical custody and financial oversight, in the event of the parents’ death. This is an issue that the parents should discuss in depth and … Continue reading

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Introduction to Living Wills and Health Care Directives

A Living Will is a document through which you designate your wish as to the type and extent of medical procedures you authorize if you should ever be diagnosed with a terminal condition or enter into a persistent vegetative state.  … Continue reading

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Introduction to Estate Planning

Estate planning is the general term used to describe the portfolio of documents that lets you memorialize how you want your life to be conducted if you lose capacity to direct those persons overseeing your physical care and financial resources … Continue reading

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Disinheritance of an offspring in Florida

There are many reasons why one may wish to disinherit a relative in a Will  In Florida, you may freely disinherit anyone except a spouse or a minor child. So long as your offspring is not a minor and you … Continue reading

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How does a marriage affect a pre-existing Last Will & Testament in Florida?

Many people have a Last Will & Testament in place before they get married.  This is especially true if it is a second marriage or the creation of a blended family.  Generally, under Florida law, if you do not amend … Continue reading

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