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How trusts can factor into estate planning

When Florida residents consider estate planning, they often focus on wills and developing ways to preserve their assets. Many understand the importance of having a will, but they may not consider other ways of protecting an estate, such as establishing trusts for their assets while they are still alive.

Getting help with probate

Some Florida residents who are named as an executor under a friend's or family member's will may believe that they can tackle the probate process on their own. There are several reasons why this might be a poor idea, as there are many requirements that might be difficult to understand.

Controlling asset distribution in an estate plan

Florida parents who are creating estate plans might be concerned about how to leave assets to an adult child who is not responsible with money. Further complications could be created if one child is responsible and the other is not because the parent may be concerned about treating both children equally.

Important facts about estate planning

As many Florida residents know, estate planning can prove to be a big task involving lots of important details. Those who neglect this duty could leave their beneficiaries confused and, in numerous cases, at odds with one another. There are a few important points regarding estate planning that all people should understand.

More cars on road one reason for 2015 fatality increase

Florida motorists may be interested to learn that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has asked the public along with researchers, data scientists and safety advocates to try to get to the bottom of the increase in traffic deaths in 2015 compared to 2014. Fatalities had been on the decline for several years, but in 2015, they went up 7.2 percent from the preceding year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the total number of deaths was 35,092 and included pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicycle riders. For motorcyclists, the increase was over 8 percent.

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