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ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, THE TALE OF THREE MIAMI -DADE PROBATE CASES THAT COULD HAVE ALL BEEN PREVENTED 

Good estate planning can be very effective in avoiding probate court involvement and carrying out the decedent’s wishes. Yet, many estate plans fall short for various reasons. Many people create a will and think they have done sufficient planning.  ESTATE ...

ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, WHAT IF I DON’T PLAN?

Five years ago, I helped my client with a Miami-Dade probate case for her grandmother’s assets to go to her father, the sole heir, per her grandmother’s will. Yes, even though her will stated her wishes, probate court was still ...

ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, WHAT IF WE ARE MARRIED, BUT NOT REALLY TOGETHER?

Unless you have a legal separation in place, you are still legally married even if you are not really together. At the time I am writing this blog, all states except Florida, Delaware, Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas recognize legal ...

ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, IS A SIMPLE WILL ENOUGH?

As an estate planning attorney in Miami Beach, Florida for over twenty-six years, I hear this often from new clients who think a simple will is all they need or want. Does a simple will really work? The short answer ...

ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, MY CLIENT DIED, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

As an estate planning attorney in Miami Beach, Florida for over twenty-six years, I sometimes experience the death of a client. The death of a client is never easy. Each client is unique and special to me. I recently lost ...

ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, MY HUSBAND AND I GOT DIVORCED, DO WE REVOKE OUR TRUSTS?

When a couple gets divorced, the best thing to do is to amend each separate trust. For example, A and B do an estate plan while married with separate assets leaving everything to each other and then to their children ...