3 common probate myths

Probate is the legal process of administering the assets of an estate once the owner passes away. There are many misconceptions regarding probate and estate administration since it is something that many people do not want to think about. After all, most people do not...

Probate and creating an estate plan

Some Florida residents who are planning for the future of their assets might want to avoid having their estates go through probate. One way to do this is by making heirs the co-owners of assets. However, the disadvantage here is that the co-owner also has access to...

Tools available to avoid probate

Florida residents have many different options as it relates to transferring assets. Assets that are in the name of the deceased person only will have to go through probate unless other arrangements are made. For example, a beneficiary designation could be made on a...

Dealing with the Florida probate process

Probate is the process of administering, organizing and sorting a person’s estate after he or she dies. In cases where the person leaves a will, he or she is said to have died testate; without a will, the decedent is intestate. Florida law governs the probate...

Choosing the right executor for an estate

Florida residents who are thinking about their plans for the future may want to make sure that they have properly arranged to pass their belongings on to their loved ones. When writing a will, one of the most important decisions people can make is not about the...

The basics of creating an estate plan

Florida fans of Aretha Franklin may know that she died without an estate plan despite the fact that she had a special-needs son and her health was poor. Prince also died without a will, and his relatives have still not received any payments from the estate. While most...