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Estate Planning in Florida: Different Types of Trusts Available

By Larry E. Bray |

Traditionally, people think about wills when it comes to estate planning. However, another option is a trust. A trust is a separate fund that spells out how your assets are to be distributed upon your death. It offers additional benefits like tax minimization, no probate, and the ability to specify who will take care… Read More »

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How to Disinherit Your Adult Child

By Larry E. Bray |

It is a difficult decision to come to, yet it may be right to disinherit a loved one, leaving them no money or property in your will. Disinheriting someone is an extreme measure, but it may be necessary if your child or grandchild abuses drugs and may use the resources to continue their addiction…. Read More »

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Minimizing the Risk of an Inheritance Dispute

By Larry E. Bray |

As you plan for how your assets will be handled after you pass away, you need to consider your family. Part of the purpose and benefit of having an estate plan is that you protect your spouse, children, and other beneficiaries. You are trying to save them time and energy by having a plan… Read More »

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Handling Healthcare Decisions at the End of Life

By Larry E. Bray |

It is difficult to think about, much less discuss it with your family. What kind of healthcare do you want at the end of your life? Your preferences depend on a number of factors, such as your religious beliefs, your experiences with loved one’s deaths, and what you want for your surviving spouse and… Read More »

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The Differences Between a Trust and a Will

By Larry E. Bray |

If you are planning for the future, you have likely heard a great deal about both trusts and wills. You know they are considered critical estate planning tools. However, without more information, you may get confused regarding the similarities and differences between the two types of documents. To learn more about trusts, wills, and… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Formal Probate Process

By Larry E. Bray |

When an individual passes away and leaves a will, there needs to be an accounting of all of his or her assets and debts. Death does not simply erase money owed and the assets must move on to the next owner. Probate is the process of identifying all of a person’s assets and debts,… Read More »

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Understanding Trusts as Part of an Estate Plan

By Larry E. Bray |

Whether you have saved up a modest amount of assets or own a considerable estate, you have most likely put thought into how your money, property, and investments will be left to your family, friends, or organizations you support. If you created a will, you have already begun the basic process of planning your… Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage and Title Issues

By Larry E. Bray |

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Florida since January. For newly married same-sex couples, this creates many changes, including in the worlds of asset protection and estate planning. One important issue to consider in this realm is how property is titled. This is especially important when dealing with high-value property, such as houses and… Read More »

Florida Law Requires Formal Process When Writing a Will

By Larry E. Bray |

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 »

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

By Larry E. Bray |

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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