Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk


Monthly Archives: December 2013

Casey Kasem Caught In Middle Of Conservatorship Dispute

…It can become confusing when a loved one becomes incapacitated and can no longer take care of himself or herself. Many times this will require a court-appointed conservatorship over the person. However, this can also cause a legal dispute over who should be granted the conservatorship over the incapacitated individual in Florida or in any other state.

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Estate Planning Issues Can Arise When Putting Child On Home Title

…When parents plan their estate, they usually want to make sure their children receive most of their important assets, such as any real estate they may own. Some may ensure this by putting the title of the family home in their adult child’s name. However, estate planning may not be quite this simple in Florida or in any other state.

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Estate Planning Laws Are Still Subject To Change In Florida

…Recently passed legislation has made planning an estate significantly simpler by making permanent the current exemption limit on the inheritance tax. Lawmakers established the exemption limit at $5.25 million per individual. By passing this estate planning law, Congress avoided having an automatic lowering of the exemption limit which was required by the previously effective law.

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Estate Planning Should Consider Death As Well As Incapacitation

…People should not procrastinate when it comes to planning an estate. One never knows when something unfortunate could happen in Florida or in any other state. Creating an effective estate plan requires choosing the correct legal instruments which will accomplish one’s estate planning goals. It is also essential that one’s estate plan addresses not only when a person dies, but also when he or she is incapacitated.

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