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Reasons to Create an Estate Plan

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

An estate plan is a set of documents and steps you take to ensure your property and benefits are transferred to the individuals, businesses, or charities of your choosing. In your estate plan, you determine how your money, property, and other assets are divided and how they are transferred to the intended recipients. You… Read More »

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Intestate Distribution in Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Intestate property is property that is not disposed of by a will, trust, or similar document. If you die without a will, or if you die with only part of your assets disposed of by will or trust, then the remaining assets go to your closest relatives, according to Florida’s intestacy laws. Intestacy Rules… Read More »

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Florida Law Requires Formal Process When Writing a Will

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

A decision by an Australian court has caused quite a stir among American attorneys who specialize in estate planning. The case, which came before the Supreme Court of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, concerns a will written by a man named Karter Yu. In 2011, Yu was apparently feeling despondent and began writing a series… Read More »

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Brittany Maynard Raises Public Awareness About End-of-Life Care

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Brittany Maynard knew she was going to die. In early 2014, she had been diagnosed with brain cancer. By the spring, medical experts overseeing her care estimated she had just six more months to live. Rather than allow the cancer to fully run its course, Maynard took her own life during the first weekend… Read More »

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Maybe It’s Time to Update Your Estate Plan

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Imagine this scenario: A newly married couple in their late twenties or early thirties decide to sit down with an attorney and map out an estate plan. They write a will, purchase life insurance policies, perhaps establish a trust fund for the children they plan to have one day. It all sounds great. Then… Read More »

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Attorneys Help Dentists Brace for the Future

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

His name is Paul O’Rourke. He’s a dentist who struggles with the meaning of life, his place in the world, and the pitfalls of social media. Dr. O’Rourke is a fictional character – the conflicted protagonist in the novel To Rise Again At A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris. But like real-life dentists, he… Read More »

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Florida Differs From Other States When Writing a Will

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Want to prevent your relatives from fighting over your will after you die? In most states, a person can put the brakes on a court battle between family members by writing what’s known as a “no-contest clause” into the will itself. If any of your relatives have such a clause in their will, that’s… Read More »

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