December 2019

SECURE ACT changes IRA and Retirement Plan Distribution Rules
On December 20, 2019, the President signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, frequently called the “SECURE Act.” The SECURE Act will change how IRAs [...]
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New Year’s Resolution – Review Your Estate Planning for 2020
We are beginning a whole new decade. There could not be a better time to think about our legacy. It is most likely you have a number of New Year’s [...]
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Sibling Squabbles – How Estate Planning Can Avoid Fights Over Inheritance
Sadly, the phrase “It’s such a shame that we can’t get along,” is something you commonly hear when adult siblings are in a lawyer’s office trying to resolve issues surrounding [...]
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Do I Need an Attorney to Obtain a Legal Guardianship Issue in Florida?
You cannot obtain a guardianship without the assistance of a lawyer in the State of Florida.  While you may be able to draft a will or represent yourself in court, [...]
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Top 10 Estate Planning Steps to Avoid Family Inheritance Disputes
Doane & Doane not only represents trustees and personal representatives who are named in the estate plans that we have prepared, but our firm also works on behalf of clients [...]
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