WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE PARTNERS WITH THE PROBATE COURT IN MIAMI-DADE OR BROWARD COUNTY?
The probate process takes a long time to be resolved even by the best of Miami Beach attorneys. Most of the documents become public records and real estate investors begin calling soon after the case is filed. Probate court controls your case entirely so even though the matter may be private, it is no longer a private matter. For example, I received a call today where a husband died after 44 years of marriage; they never had kids and she is entitled to the house they both lived in but why was there no will or trust? Why was the house in his name alone on the deed and not owned by a revocable trust?
WHY DO A REVOCABLE TRUST?
Revocable trusts are so helpful for estate planning, death planning, disability planning, and protecting your loved ones. Revocable trusts can be as simple or as complicated as needed. I prefer to prepare wills and trusts rather than fight for a loved one’s rights in probate court. Even if there is only one beneficiary, for example, the spouse, everything must be official and proven in the probate court. Revocable trusts if created and funded properly, can avoid probate court entirely.
WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FL? WHAT ARE WILLS AND TRUSTS?
Estate planning is the process of creating, reviewing, signing, and most importantly, funding the trusts that we create. A trust left unfunded does not prevent probate court involvement. Estate planning organizes your assets and plans for your death or disability. Estate planning includes health care documents, living wills, power of attorneys, and wills and trusts.
A will does not prevent probate court involvement. Thus, if someone dies with assets in their name alone and there is a will, a Miami Beach probate attorney will still need to be hired and a case opened in Miami-Dade or Broward Probate Court. There are many different kinds of trusts, the most common is a revocable trust that I mentioned above. Another kind of trust is an irrevocable trust which is commonly used for tax planning, if needed. The estate tax exclusion amount for 2020 is $11,580,000 for a single person and double if the couple is legally married.
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-three years of experience and both a Psychology and Law degree, I handle these matters with care 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. Call or email me today to discuss your Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Broward or Miami-Dade County Probate matters. I am happy to help you and your loved ones.