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Month: October 2016

Challenging a will

It is very difficult to challenge a Florida testator's will, and the vast majority of wills go through probate court without being contested. Courts will try to stick to the terms of a will exactly unless there is proof that the will is invalid. If a will is...

Beneficiary designations and bequests

To ensure that ownership of certain assets are transferred according to their final wishes, Florida residents should know that there is a distinction between beneficiary designations for a financial account and a bequest detailed in a will. Regardless of the language...

Placing homes in trusts

One estate planning tool that some Florida residents may find to be helpful is a revocable living trust. These instruments hold the assets placed in them by their grantors. The grantors may then use the assets while they are alive, transferring them directly to the...

The many uses of an estate plan

Some Florida residents might think that they do not need an estate plan because they do not have many assets. However, an estate plan can be an important tool for many adults. Furthermore, it is more than just a way for a person to pass on assets to loved ones. It can...

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