ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RELOCATING TO SUNNY SOUTH FLORIDA?
Estate planning in Miami Beach, FL is important for many reasons. If you are planning on making Miami Beach, FL your home and own property here you may want to consider becoming a Florida resident. By redoing your estate plan with a Miami Beach, FL estate planning attorney and claiming that you are a Florida resident with the homestead office, you may be eligible for Florida tax benefits.
DO YOU OWN REAL ESTATE IN ANOTHER STATE?
If you own real property in another state and in Florida, you may still claim Florida as your residency. You must prove that you live in Florida for at least 6 months and a day. The homestead office will check to confirm that you are registered to vote in Florida and that you have obtained a Florida Drivers License. There are other factors involved and owning property and spending six months plus a year is not a guarantee.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO NOT DO ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FL?
If you do not do estate planning and have all assets jointly held or with payable on death beneficiaries, you may avoid probate court involvement, yet you may have other troubles. For example, you could have a stroke and can’t speak or write and are hospitalized, who pays your bills? Who takes care of you and how is that financed? Furthermore, if you have a large estate, you and your family will benefit from proper estate tax planning as well.
IF YOU HAVE NO ESTATE PLAN, HOW DOES THE PROBATE COURT DECIDE?
The probate court in Miami- Dade County and Broward County and all over the United States use statutes to guide the Judges in probate court. In Florida, the Florida Statutes are the presiding law and may not result in your expected results upon your death. For example, if you want all of your assets to go to your favorite sister upon your death, the intestate (no will) statute may give all your money to your parents instead. However, this can be prevented with a good estate plan done by a qualified estate planning attorney in Miami Beach, Florida.
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-six years of experience and both a Psychology and Law degree, I handle these matters with knowledge 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. Additionally, because I do both estate planning and probate law, I am familiar with the challenges of each and provide my clients with additional protections. Call or email me today to discuss your Miami Beach Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Miami-Dade County Probate matters. I am happy to help you and your loved ones during this important process.