Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that anyone has to go through. Aside from having to heal emotionally, families must also deal with distributing the assets of the person who has passed away (the “Decedent”). If the Decedent did not create a proper estate plan, the assets will become part of the Decedent’s estate, and a court will need to become involved to distribute the Decedent’s assets to the Decedent’s beneficiaries, i.e. probate. This article discusses how the Florida probate process works for testate and intestate estates. Continue reading
There are several documents that should be considered for every estate plan. These estate planning documents are a will, living will, health care surrogate, durable power of attorney, and a pre-need guardian designation. Each are described in more detail below.
Creating a will is one of the most important things you can do to make sure that your final wishes are accomplished. Florida has several requirements that must be met in order to have a valid will. Continue reading