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4 Reasons to Avoid Probate in Florida

Probate in Florida is a court-supervised process in which a deceased person’s assets are distributed to his or her surviving heirs and creditors. One of the advantages of estate planning is that it avoids the probate process altogether. Buy why avoid probate? In this article, we share four reasons to avoid...

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4 Types of Wills in Florida

A last will and testament, commonly called a will, is perhaps the most popular estate planning document. Despite its popularity, many people are unaware that there are several types of wills available. And the type of will that a person executes will depend on his or her individual goals and needs. In...

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What is Summary Administration in Florida?

In Florida, summary administration is an expedited probate process that does not require the appointment of a personal representative. Summary administration holds several advantages over traditional probate, which tends to be lengthy and expensive. Therefore, for qualifying estates, summary administration is generally a good option. In this article, we discuss summary administration...

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5 Reasons to Consider Updating Your Estate Plan

If you already have an estate plan in place, you are well ahead of the game. However, estate planning isn’t something you just do once and forget about. Rather, you must periodically review and update your estate plan—especially following certain major life events. In this article, we discuss five reasons you should...

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Advantages of Avoiding Probate in Florida

Probate is a court-supervised process by which the court, through a personal representative, identifies and gathers the assets of a deceased person (also called a decedent), pays his or her debts, and distributes his or her assets to the appropriate beneficiaries. Although probate is useful and sometimes necessary, it has several disadvantages....

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