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International Estate Planning Concerns

Everyone who owns property inside and outside the United States needs to invest in estate planning. It can be a straightforward, but there are some unique international estate planning concerns  that arise when dealing with multiple wills. One of your biggest concerns should be your will. If you have a will in another country and you own assets in Florida, like real...

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Florida Will vs. Trust

Us caretaker types are always thinking about how to make sure we leave our loved ones in the best financial position after we pass on. A good planner creates a will, to leave behind bank account assets, properties, and anything else of value. Though a great planner delves a little deeper and researches the tax...

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A Will Gives You Peace of Mind

No one wants to think about what comes after this life, but everyone knows it’s coming. If you’re the caretaker type, then you want the security of knowing that your loved ones will be okay after you’re gone. Drafting a will gives you peace of mind. A well-prepared will allocates every single asset, property, interest, or...

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A Florida Trust May Protect Your Heirs from a Large Estate Tax

A Florida trust is an estate planning document that has many benefits, including tax benefits. A Florida trust can own many different types of property, such as a business, a house, a commercial property, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and more. One of the greatest benefits of a trust is the estate tax benefits for your...

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How Can I be Appointed as a Florida Personal Representative?

Personal representatives are required to hire an attorney in Florida. A Florida personal representative may be appointed in the deceased’s will. If the deceased passed away without a will, then a beneficiary can petition to become the personal representative of the Estate. The Court will appoint a personal representative for the Estate in either instance....

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Florida One of Top States for Low Tax Burden

According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is in the top 10 states for the lowest tax burden on “High Income” and “Middle Income” taxpayers. It is also the only southeastern state in the top 10 states with a low tax burden, other than Alabama, which ranks lower on the results. State “Low Income” Rank...

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Should You Include Passwords in Your Florida Will?

As technology increases and increasingly changes, there are many things one must do to adapt to these changes. Drafting a will and estate plan in Florida is no exception. In many cases, bank accounts and other assets are no longer simply on paper; many are kept electronically and password-protected. If your loved ones do not...