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ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH,FL-PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS AND LOVED ONES

WHY PAYABLE -ON -DEATH BANK ACCOUNTS(POD) MAY NOT WORK BEST? WHAT CAN BE DONE INSTEAD TO PROTECT MYSELF AND MY LOVED ONES? POD is a payable-on -death account and is the abbreviation that banks and investment companies use for the ...

MY DAD IS IN A COVID COMA, CAN WE SELL HIS HOUSE?

MY DAD IS IN A COVID COMA, CAN WE SELL HIS HOUSE? A close friend and real estate attorney called today to ask me this question. Her clients, the adult children, called to ask if they could sell their father’s ...

DO SPOUSES AUTOMATICALLY INHERIT? DO SPOUSES HAVE TO GO TO PROBATE COURT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OR BROWARD COUNTY?

I received a call from Mark. He said his husband had passed away yet had not joined the bank accounts, nor named a paid-on-death beneficiary. Thus, he needed to go through probate. He assumed that since he was legally married ...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FOREIGNER DIES WITH US ASSETS AND NO BENEFICIARY?

When a foreigner dies with US assets and no beneficiary, a probate court case is needed in Miami Beach, FL, and anywhere else that person owned real estate, investments, and other assets without paid on death beneficiaries. A foreigner, a ...

WHEN DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS?

If you move from another country or state to Miami Beach, FL, you need to update your estate planning documents. If you have a change in circumstances, you need to update your documents. If you have a change of heart, ...

HOW DO I FIND A GOOD PROBATE ATTORNEY IN MIAMI BEACH, FL?

Probate is the court process that is required when someone dies with assets in their own name without a paid-on-death beneficiary. Probate assets are often real estate, but can be investments, bank accounts, and even retirement assets if there is ...