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THE CORONAVIRUS AND ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FL- PART III

The Coronavirus pandemic is awakening us all that life is delicate and can end at any time. This is helpful to me as a Miami Beach Estate Planning Attorney as it creates a sudden urgency to begin and complete estate planning documents. My most recent calls have been from all types of people who recognize this urgency and want to get their documents done. 

WHO IS DOING ESTATE PLANNING NOW? 

 A married couple who moved here from California and needed to redo their wills and trusts to make them current and in compliance with Florida law and Florida residency recently contacted me to get their planning done. A single woman with no kids and some special relatives wanted to make sure those relatives received her assets when she died. A single mother with two small children and health issues called to get started on her estate planning. Finally, a married couple with separate kids and second marriages called to get their documents in order. 

WHAT IS THE RUSH? CAN I WAIT FOREVER TO DO ESTATE PLANNING?

Waiting is not the best option and can lead to many problems for the relatives left behind. I received a call last week from a young wife and mother, who was calling for me to handle a new probate matter for her husband. He had a sudden heart attack and died instantly, leaving behind his wife and child. He left numerous business, bank accounts, and investments, and real estate all in his name alone.  His wife was heartbroken not only because of his death but also because she had begged him to do estate planning for many years. He was in his early fifties and felt young and invincible. Now his wife and child have to deal with complicated court matters and hiring a probate attorney, when this all could have been taken care of while he was still alive.

WHY SHOULD YOU USE ALLY M. GLASER, PA TO HANDLE YOUR WILLS AND TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH AND MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD PROBATE MATTERS?

As a Miami Beach Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Probate Attorney in Miami Beach with over twenty-three years of experience and both a Psychology and Law degree, I handle these matters with care and sensitivity. I am familiar and comfortable with both the Broward County and Miami-Dade probate court system and know how to get things done. Call or email me today to discuss your Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Broward or Miami-Dade County Probate matters.  I am happy to help you and your loved ones.

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THE CORONAVIRUS, SPIRITUALITY, STAYING CALM, AND ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FL- PART II

THE CORONAVIRUS, SPIRITUALITY, STAYING CALM,  AND ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FL- PART II

The Coronavirus pandemic is real. As the virus spreads throughout our nation and the world, we all realize that our lives are fragile and our health is a gift to be treasured. The virus has accelerated the procrastinators need to wait another week, month, or year; pushing people to contact an experienced attorney and get their estate planning done. Wills and trusts are a must; with proper estate planning in Miami Beach, FL you can protect your assets and loved ones and take control of your planning while you are alive and well. At Ally M. Glaser, P.A., you will get personalized attention, experience, knowledge, and guidance as to the best plan for your special unique situation. We all have different scenarios and I treat them all with the sensitivity that they deserve.  

WHAT CAN WE DO DURING THIS QUARANTINE TIME TO RELAX? WHAT IS A GRATITUDE JOURNAL? 

For most people, it is extremely difficult to stay in the home disconnected from your extended family, friends, and loved ones. If you are healthy and feeling grateful, you can begin a gratitude journal. This helps during difficult times or times of loneliness to keep our moods lifted. The journaling can be as easy as jotting down a few notes or a deeper process of writing in a notebook upon waking and allowing the pen to flow freely for 10 minutes each morning. A great book about getting to know ourselves better through journaling is The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. I journal every day and have done so for over 20 years, I started with this book and it changed my life for the better. You can buy the starter kit on Amazon.com which includes the book and the morning pages journal. 

WHAT IS MEDITATION AND HOW DOES IT HELP YOU? 

Meditation is a way to relax the mind and quiet your thoughts. It can be as simple as sitting quietly for 10-20 minutes each day. I start my day by journaling, then meditate for about 25 minutes and then usually do some yoga before I begin my life as an estate planning and probate attorney in Miami Beach, FL. I find it helpful as I think clearer and am more relaxed and able to deal with life and all of its complexities and uncertainties.   

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO MEDITATE OR JOURNAL? ARE THERE ANY GOOD  BOOKS TO READ THAT MIGHT MAKE ME FEEL BETTER?

While journaling, meditation, and yoga can help to quiet the mind and body and boost your immune system, not everyone is ready for this. Thus, there are excellent spiritual books that you can read and enjoy. My favorite for all ages and all beliefs are The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Dr. Wayne Dyer says it best“if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

WHY SHOULD YOU USE ALLY M. GLASER, PA TO HANDLE YOUR WILLS AND TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH AND MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD PROBATE MATTERS?

As a Miami Beach Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Probate Attorney in Miami Beach with over twenty-three years of experience and both a Psychology and Law degree, I handle these matters with care and sensitivity. I am familiar and comfortable with both the Broward County and Miami-Dade probate court system and know how to get things done. Call or email me today to discuss your Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Broward or Miami-Dade County Probate matters.  I am happy to help you and your loved ones.