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Monthly Archives:December 2012

Careful Estate Planning Can Avoid Probate In Florida

December 28, 2012

Planning one’s estate is among the most important things a person can do in order to save family from grief after one passes away. Many times small details make a large difference when it comes to estate planning in Florida or elsewhere. Individuals should take care to ensure that an estate plan is clear and concise as well as legally enforceable. Unfortunately, there are several common mistakes that people make when creating an estate plan that causes problems for loved ones in the future….

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Ariel Winter In Middle Of Guardianship Battle Amidst Abuse Claims

December 18, 2012

Abuse from parents is never an acceptable situation. Whether it is verbal, psychological or physical, abuse can be dangerous and detrimental to a minor. Now the question of whether Ariel Winter has been the victim of abuse at the hands of her mother is being debated in a recent guardianship dispute. Many in Florida know Winter as a teen actress on the television show Modern Family. She is now caught in the middle of a contentious dispute between her adult sister and her parents….

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Some Democrats Oppose White House Estate Tax Plan

December 13, 2012

The subject of taxes was a contentious topic during the recent elections. There was much argument in Florida and elsewhere regarding whether the extremely wealthy in the U.S. were paying their fair share of the tax burden. A major part of the debate was the estate tax, which is mostly paid by the wealthier Americans on assets obtained through inheritance. Now with the end of the Bush-era tax cuts on the horizon, the President is proposing his own plan for the estate tax….

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Hoarders Can Make Estate Planning And Administration Tricky

December 6, 2012

When a loved one passes away, the person’s family is usually left behind to sort through the estate. For those who were hoarders and extreme collectors, following through on the their estate planning instructions may be challenging with the overwhelming amount of belongings stored up. At first it can be shocking for those in Florida and elsewhere to see how their loved one’s hoarding impacted his or her living environment.

One man recently had to deal with this experience after his 92-year-old grandmother passed away….

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