Blog

bigger pen image copy

HOW CAN I AVOID PROBATE?

By Ally M. Glaser P.A. | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why avoid probate? Recently I have been asked this question numerous times and I thought it would make a good blog topic. Probate is an expensive and intrusive court process that is needed if an individual dies with assets in their own name or if jointly owned, both individuals pass away. Probate court can be […]

ESTATE PLANNING IS MORE THAN JUST A SET OF DOCUMENTS

By Ally M. Glaser P.A. | February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Is Estate Planning more than just a set of documents? Yes, estate planning  documents are important , but just the beginning of the estate planning process. Does anyone know your passwords? Do you have kids, pets, or loved ones dependent on you for financial support? Are your beneficiary designations up to date? Do you have […]

ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE, AND TRUST IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

By Ally M. Glaser P.A. | December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

When doing estate planning and thinking about probate, do I designate a person who I trust and know well as my personal representative and trustee or do I choose a corporate personal representative or trustee? A corporate personal representative or trustee is someone appointed from a bank or financial institution that is familiar with the […]

DO I NEED TO GO TO PROBATE COURT?

By Ally M. Glaser P.A. | November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a loved one dies do I need a probate (probate court)? Do I need a probate with summary administration? Do I need a probate with formal administration? Do I need a probate with ancillary administration? A probate with summary administration can be done with assets less than $75,000. These days, probate with summary administration […]

I LOST MY LOVED ONE, HOW DO I PREPARE FOR PROBATE?

By Ally M. Glaser P.A. | September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

When someone dies with assets in their own name and there is no paid on death beneficiary, the probate process is required. Probate is a court process where an attorney represents the personal representative and assists with the collection and distribution of assets. The first step for a personal representative is to order death certificates, […]