Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way (To Get Sued)

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At some point in their career, many attorneys are going to get this question from a family member or close friend, “Can you help me out with a will?”  Many respond in the affirmative because they feel obligated or want to help the person save money.  Often these attorneys do not practice in the area […]

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Lawyer Up or Get Your Lawyer On?

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Here is an interesting article from Consumer Reports about the effectiveness of legal “help” websites.  Using them is better than having nothing or trying to do it yourself, but it doesn’t beat the real thing.  No matter how much a person thinks their situation is similar to others and therefore can use the same forms […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

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A recent survey found that 71% of adults under the age of 34 do not have a will.  The number is not much better among aging Baby Boomers; 41% of them are without a will.  Many Americans don’t have a will because they think estate planning is too expensive, think they don’t have enough assets, […]

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To Residue Or Not To Residue, That Is The Question

Author: admin Category: Death Benefit Proceeds, Estate Planning, Home, Life Insurance, Website Blog

Like many attorneys and the population in general, if you followed the presumption that life insurance proceeds were protected from creditors you would be right – until now. A recent First District Court of Appeal has turned that presumption on its head. In Morey v. Everbank, 93 So.3d 482 (1st DCA 2012), the decedent executed […]

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