Who Is Controlling Your Finances?
Exploitation of senior citizens is on the rise. Often we think of this in terms of scammers who call to steal money by using lies about past due bills and fake social security scams. While these scammers bombard seniors daily with a multitude of calls, they are not the only perpetrators that we need to…Read More
The First Step in a Child Protection Plan
Do you know that child protection planning is a part of estate planning? Child protection planning encompasses much more than financial assets. The most important aspect of it is legally appointing a guardian who will care for your child in the event of a tragedy. As a parent, it saddens me to think that one…Read More
If a Crisis Happens – Have a Plan You Can Trust!
A solid estate plan based on Florida law is meant to provide peace and comfort in times of need. Just like insurance, no one wants their estate plan to be needed; but, the truth is – life happens. Here are some things you can accomplish with an experienced Florida estate planning attorney: 1. Health Care Advance…Read More
Do I Really Need to Include Social Media in an Estate Plan?
Consider how much information you keep on your social media profile before dismissing the idea of including it as part of your estate. Adding it to your estate plan could ensure that the right family member controls those photos, fond memories, and even videos that would be lost forever if no one inherits them. If…Read More
A Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney – Why does every adult need it?
Estate planning is much more than planning for the transfer of our assets upon our death. It is just as important to plan for our incapacity and who will access our assets for our benefit if we can’t. A comprehensive durable power of attorney is perhaps one of the most important planning tools we have.…Read More
Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for Me?
Revocable Living Trusts An estate plan based upon the foundation of a revocable living trust is one of the greatest strategies we have to create smooth transitions in the event of disability or death. The revocable living trust allows you to retain ultimate control of your assets and simultaneously provide your family with peace-of-mind. With…Read More
The Roles of a Mother: Protecting Your Children
As we enter this month honoring moms, I’d like us to take a step back and reflect on all of the roles of a mother. Mothers are the ultimate protectors, the original “SHeroes” (female super heroes), the knot that keeps the laces together when everything really wants to just fall apart. As moms we guide,…Read More
Estate Planning Needs for Families with Minor Children
I’d like to share a topic that’s so important for my family – Estate Planning Needs for Families with Minor Children. I’m sure it’s not a surprise; however, my husband and I talk about this topic often. We’ve even considered taking separate flights to the same destination. Our children are so precious to us and…Read More
Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney – What are the benefits?
Estate planning is much more than planning for the transfer of our assets upon our death, it is just as important to plan for our incapacity and who will access our assets for our benefit if we can’t. A comprehensive durable power of attorney is perhaps one of the most important planning tools we have…Read More
The Importance of Planning Early
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” -Alan Lakein As we head into 2019 many of us are planning our ideal year. We are creating goals and planning implementation strategies. We are filling our calendars with workout times, vacations and new adventures. However, when…Read More