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By: Linda Hankins
An heir, beneficiary or interested party could seek to have a person’s testamentary plan voided on one or more grounds after the testator’s death. Such actions are common if the interested party is not satisfied by the testator’s plan. Those causes of action typically include:
By Julia L. Frey. What are the “ABC’s” of estate planning? Over the next few weeks we will discuss some simple but important concepts as we discuss the “ABCs” of estate planning. Today we will discuss “A” and “B”.
By Jason Palmisano
Florida will have a new Guardianship Law effective July 1, 2015. A copy of the new law can be found here. A couple of the more interesting portions include:
By Julia Frey. When meeting with people to discuss estate planning for themselves and their families, often some of the hardest discussions are about “end of life”. Now, we all hope that at our end of life we will go without any health concerns, without any lingering illnesses etc. but we just don’t know. I recently read some statistics posted by “The Conversation Project” that stated that 90% of people think it is important to talk with their loved ones about their own wishes for end of life care —- but only 30% of people have actually had those discussions. Similarly, 82% of people believe that they should put their wishes in writing — but only 23% have actually signed documents that deal with end of life care. You don’t want to leave these decisions to chance, or to the government or to health care professionals who don’t know what you would have wanted. So, I urge you to talk to your estate planning attorney and get your life-time documents (which include your end of life documents) in place. I also urge you to talk to your parents and encourage them to do the same. Take a look at www.theconversationproject.org as well and see if that helps you get the conversation started.