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Is There a Difference Between a Healthcare Surrogate and a Power of Attorney in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

There are a lot of documents you need to consider as part of your Florida estate plan. Two of these are the power of attorney and a healthcare surrogate. Some people assume these are one and the same. While somewhat similar, they have some distinct differences and usually serve different purposes. When you meet… Read More »

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What Powers Does a Personal Representative Have in a West Palm Beach Probate?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you have been named as the personal representative for a West Palm Beach estate that will be probated in Florida, it’s important to learn what your responsibilities will be before you agree to take on the position. Some people are afraid to ask questions, because they think they should already know everything. This… Read More »

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5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Florida Estate Planning

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

It probably comes as no surprise that the biggest mistake you can make with estate planning is to not have an estate plan at all. However, other mistakes might not be so obvious, especially if you don’t have a background in estate planning. This is why it’s so important to meet with a skilled… Read More »

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How Do Digital Assets Figure in Your Florida Estate Plan?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Estate planning has changed over the years, especially because digital assets are now a part of most people’s lives. Digital assets are electronic records that you have an interest in or a right to. The term can refer to an underlying asset as well, provided it’s an electronic record of some type. One of… Read More »

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Florida Estate Planning Methods for Reducing Your Estate Taxes

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Estate tax is something that is commonly discussed in regard to Florida estate planning, but the fact is — estate tax is something only a limited number of people have to deal with. Estate tax laws are imposed by the federal government and only affect those parties with sizable estates. Currently, the exemption value… Read More »

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How to Stop a Foreclosure in West Palm Beach, Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Today’s economic climate has made it very hard for some people to keep up with their mortgage payments, keeping foreclosures across the state on the rise. If you are at risk for foreclosure on your home, you need to contact an experienced West Palm Beach foreclosure defense attorney right away. At the Law Offices… Read More »

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What a Trust Can Do that Your Florida Will Cannot

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When it comes to creating a Florida estate plan, two of the most useful tools are the will and the trust. Both of these can help you pass property and assets to your loved ones after your death. However, they are not exactly the same. If you are trying to choose between a will… Read More »

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Business Succession Planning for West Palm Beach Business Owners

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you own a business, it’s important to think about what you want to happen in the future. What would you want to happen to your business if you retire? What if you unexpectedly pass away? Will your business remain in your family or pass to a business partner? There are so many questions… Read More »

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Reasons to Hire a Florida Real Estate Attorney for your Closing

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you need protection during a real estate transaction. A title company can offer you some peace of mind, but it’s not enough. Some realtors will discourage consumers from hiring an attorney, but that’s because they are looking out for their own interests. The general reason a… Read More »

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Florida Estate Planning for Blended Families

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

The blended family is becoming a more common situation as people remarry and have spouses with children from prior relationships. This can be slightly more complex when it comes to estate planning. If you have a blended family, you may find it beneficial to speak with a knowledgeable West Palm Beach estate planning attorney… Read More »

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