Category: Estate Planning Law

How Would Divorce Impact an Estate Plan in Florida?
We all know that “the only constant in life is change.”  No matter how hard we try to square things away, make sure we leave no stone unturned, and consider [...]
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Can You Amend an Irrevocable Trust?
Typically, you cannot amend an irrevocable trust.  But, as they say, there is an exception to every rule.  So, this article is going to take a little time to discuss [...]
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What Is a Pour-Over Will?
A “pour-over will” is a special kind of last will and testament.   It works in conjunction with a revocable trust, and it is worth considering in your estate plan.  This [...]
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Life Insurance Beneficiary – What are the Probate and Tax Consequences?
As a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you may have a number of questions regarding how the money you receive when the insured passes is handled, and taxed.
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6 Things You Need to Know About Medicaid Planning
Nursing home care is very, very expensive. For a typical person in his or her later years, there is not enough income to cover nursing home expenses, particularly if the [...]
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The Benefits of an Estate Plan and The Pitfalls If You Don’t Plan at All
Many people labor under the assumption that “estate planning” is something that they do not need to worry about.  Just the term “estate” seems to indicate the type of wealth [...]
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Estate Planning: Crafting Your Legacy
According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) an astonishing 60 % of Americans don’t have medical directives, a will, or an estate plan. With death being one of [...]
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Understanding Will Based Estate Planning
Estate plans are generally either will based or trust based plans.  At Doane & Doane, PA, we provide both will and trust based estate planning services.  As the name suggests, a [...]
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Guns and Estate Planning
Nursing homes are very expensive, and most people don’t have the funds to support a long-term stay, which is when Medicaid comes into the picture. Before someone can rely on [...]
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Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust: 4 Things You Should Know
Revocable and irrevocable trusts are essential for estate planning purposes. It’s important to note, however, that they serve very different purposes and are used to accomplish differing goals. This article [...]
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