So, you are in “self-quarantine” or practicing “social distancing” but you have legal matters to address. What do you do – call a local lawyer or go online for services? Online legal services are a popular tool designed to save time and money, but are they a good idea and do you really save anything? […]
You might be surprised by how much your estate has in it. Your estate consists of: your home personal property bank accounts life insurance retirement accounts business ownership and anything else you own when you die Your Estate Plan will dictate how all of these things get handled. Without it, your assets will be distributed […]
A second marriage brings with it many changes. From name changes to beneficiaries, don’t forget to add your Estate Plan and Will to the list of things that need to be updated. Listen to this week’s Focus on Elder Law as Sherri discusses the things to consider with your Estate Planning after remarrying.
Your Estate Plan contains your will and trust, beneficiary designations, designation of pre-need guardians, nominations of agents under powers of attorney, and distribution of property and gifts. Depending on your needs, the Estate Plan may also contain a strategy to defer or decrease estate or income taxes. Wills A will is the most common element […]
If a person dies without a will, that person is said to have died “intestate”. Should the decedent die intestate, the probate assets are usually not turned over to the state of Florida. This situation would occur if the decedent had no “heirs.” If the decedent died intestate, the decedent’s probate assets will be distributed […]
As Central Florida Probate and Estate Administration attorneys, Akin Law P.A. has proven experience administering probate and helping beneficiaries organize and distribute assets. We dedicate our time to helping clients with many of the legal details involved in the often-complicated probate process. It is a fact of life that we all will face, but one […]
When handling issues that relate to probate, not every executor needs professional help. That is, it is not legally required for you to have a probate attorney assist with you with probate, and some simple estates with small assets may not require an attorney’s aid. However, many individuals seek the help of a probate attorney […]
When you die, your last will and testament will determine how your personal representative distributes your assets. But what happens if you don’t have a will? If you die without a will, then you are “intestate,” meaning the probate court will distribute your assets to your family according to a predefined algorithm described below. If […]