Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
Most people think of estate planning as an exclusive affair that’s only for married couples. The truth is, unmarried couples should also take steps to protect their assets and plan for the future. In fact, unmarried couples have unique estate planning needs that married couples don’t. Unmarried couples shouldn’t worry, though. There are ways to plan for your future without [...]
5 Ways Your Will Can Become Out-Of-Date
Your will can become out-of-date if you don’t take steps to keep it current. It might not seem like a big deal, but if your will becomes out-of-date, it could cause problems for you and your loved ones when you try to access your estate. If you don’t take steps to keep your will current, it could make your estate inaccessible [...]
Estate Planning For Families With Special Needs Children
The idea of planning for the future is terrifying for most people. The unknown gives us anxiety, and the thought of someone else making decisions about our lives is overwhelming. However, planning for the future is very important in order to ensure that you are taking care of your family and your loved ones. There are so many things to [...]
Guardianship Litigation – “It’s Not About The Money”
Guardianship litigation can be a costly and stressful experience for everyone involved. If a guardian has been appointed, the court will be involved to ensure that the guardian is handling the client’s financial affairs appropriately. If this happens, guardianship will likely be challenged. This article explores how guardianship litigation can
Where Should I Hire An Estate Planning Lawyer?
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the estate planning and trust tasks? Do you feel like you’re the only one who has so much to think about? You’re not alone. Estate planning can be a confusing concept. It’s a legal process that involves creating trusts and other legal documents to protect your family’s financial, personal, and sentimental values.
Living Will vs. Will: What’s The Difference?
You want to plan for the future, but you’re feeling just a bit overwhelmed by all of the different terms associated with life planning. At Doane & Doane, we understand how confusing things can be when it comes to preparing for the future. And we’re here to put your fears and confusion to rest. A living will is a written declaration [...]
Do Inheritance And Estate Taxes Apply In Florida?
If you’re thinking about passing something on to your beneficiaries, you should know what you’re getting into. Inheritance taxes may apply, and the rules may be different depending on where you live. This article will help you understand inheritance taxes in Florida and whether they apply to you. If you want experienced legal counsel after reading the information provided here, [...]
How Do You Establish Guardianship Of A Minor?
Are you considering becoming the guardian of a minor in Florida? There are a few things to consider first before you proceed. In this article, we’re discussing the intricacies of guardianship and what you need to know as a prospective guardian.
Don’t Send Your Child to College Without an Estate Plan
Imagine for a moment that your child gets into a car accident while they’re off to college. While you would normally be the one making decisions in such circumstances, your parental role changes drastically once your child turns 18. As such, you are no longer in control of life decisions as they relate to your child. So in the unfortunate [...]
What is Probate in Florida?
Florida probate laws are premised on the idea that a person’s assets should go to those who have an interest in them. The probate process helps to ensure this goal. During the process, the court takes into account every interested party and their claim to an estate’s assets before distributing them. In order for an asset to transfer at death, it [...]