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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 ...

DO YOUR ESTATE PLANNING NOW- TIME IS TICKING

I am still working on my probate case where the Mom passed over ten years ago; it is real work. The probate courts both in Miami-Dade and Broward County change the rules often. The newest procedural change requires checklists in ...

PROBATE MATTERS- DELAYING ESTATE PLANNING CAN BE DETRIMENTAL TO THOSE YOU LOVE

PROBATE MATTERS-WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Many people that come to me for estate planning ask why they should plan now instead of leaving their assets in probate later. The answer is simple-probate matters to the loved ones left behind. If ...

ESTATE PLANNING IS FOR ALL AGES -PART TWO

A long-time friend passed away from a sudden heart attack. He was a 49-year-old husband and father of two young boys. He looked healthy and fit and exercised often. He had a relaxed happy demeanor and he never did any ...