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 [...]
Palm Beach County Medicaid Planning Lawyers
Medicaid planning is one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. With so much at stake, it’s important to have an expert helping you through the process. With the new rules and regulations that affect Medicaid and medical coverage in general, it’s even more vital to plan ahead. If you are on a fixed income or [...]
Tips To Avoid Tax Refund Delays
Tax season is here, so it’s time to start thinking about how you plan to file. There’s a lot to consider when filing taxes, least of which is how you can avoid tax refund delays. At Doane & Doane, we want to help you have a stress-free tax season. So we’re sharing some essential tips to assist you in getting [...]
What is the Difference between a Will and a Trust?
No one likes to talk about death and dying, but you should know that an estate plan is a vital part of everyone’s life. This is especially true for people who have children or other loved ones who depend on them financially. If you’re new to estate planning, you’ve probably come across different terms that are confusing or don’t make [...]
Can an Irrevocable Trust be Modified Under Florida Law?
A trust can be created by an individual to provide for the distribution of their property after they die. Moreover, a trust can be created during one’s lifetime, or it can be created at the time of death through a will. But many people have questions regarding whether an irrevocable trust can be modified. As per Florida law, irrevocable trusts may [...]