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Posts tagged "Estate Administration"

Many are pushing for guardianship reform in Florida

We have written before in this blog about guardianships, which can protect a person’s well-being or property if he or she is no longer able to do so, due to dementia or other health reasons. However, in the wrong hands guardianship can lead to a person being exploited or abused. This is why it is important that the guardian be a person who can be trusted.

Personal representatives owe the estate a fiduciary duty

We have spoken before about personal representatives, also known as executors, and their role in the probate process in Florida. Serving as a personal representative for a person’s estate after he or she dies is an important job, and not one to take lightly. The personal representative is responsible for distributing the assets to the proper heirs and dealing with creditor claims.

Florida's homestead exemption protects the family home

A common expectation for many people setting up their estate plan, or updating their existing plan, is that their spouse and children will continue to live in the family home if the testator dies first. Few would like the idea of creditors getting their hands on the house and selling it, leaving their family out on the street when they are gone.

What are the 3 types of probate administration in Florida?

How long the probate process takes in Florida depends on several factors. One of the most important factors is the size of the estate. It may make sense to hear that the larger the estate, and the more beneficiaries named by the decedent, the more complex probate likely will be.

What happens to my social media accounts after I die?

Though many social media sites seem to be aimed at tweens, teenagers and young adults, people of all ages enjoy services like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Instagram. One survey estimates that 88 percent of Americans aged 50 to 64 are online in some form. Many of them upload photographs and personal data like bank account information, in the hope that this data is secure online.

4 more estate planning mistakes to avoid

Back on Sept. 17, we discussed common mistakes too many people in Florida make when it comes to their estate plan. Today, we will add a few to the list that readers will want to avoid while drawing up or amending their plan. Hopefully, with the right estate planning attorney to help, none of our readers will fall into the following traps.

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