If you have recently lost a loved one, you may be finding every day a struggle. Even if the death did not come as a surprise, coming to terms with the loss of someone close to you is difficult even under the best of circumstances.
For many people, putting off unpleasant tasks comes as a natural instinct, especially when the task in question does not seem all that urgent. Unfortunately, making a will often falls into this category.
When you are starting your first business, you probably experience high levels of excitement, hopefulness and drive. You may want to hit the ground running to reap the rewards of success right away.
Owning a business can be a source of both delight and distress. One increasingly common negative to being an entrepreneur is the high risk of litigation. Lawsuits can appear from customers, employees, business partners and anyone else who interacts with your company.
Did you know that your assets may go through the probate process once you pass away? Unless you transfer your assets to your heirs through a living trust, pay-on-death accounts, gifts or joint ownership, much of your estate may go through probate before distribution.
Do you believe you are losing out on your inheritance? If so, you may be considering contesting the will. It is frustrating to learn that you are not receiving anything from your parent. A will contest is a lawsuit you may be able to file to invalidate the will.
Some older parents in Florida struggle with the notion of leaving their adult children inheritances. After all, their kids may be financially independent and have modest means to support themselves and their families.
You may have spent a great deal of time setting up your estate plans to provide for your family when you die. But if you forget to fund your trusts, all your hard work may be in vain.
When other provisions are lacking in estate plans, a testator may need a guardian to make financial and/or health decisions in his or her behalf. If the person voluntarily decides to appoint one, then no formal court hearing is necessary. However, if the person has not named a guardian, and you feel that one is necessary, you can take steps to establish an involuntary guardianship to protect your loved one.