ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, ARE YOU MARRIED WITH SEPARATE ASSETS?
I received a call where a couple was legally married for twenty years with two homes, and various investments and no estate planning was done. None. Not even a will. No trust. Nothing. Now the grieving wife of 20 years has to hire a probate attorney to start a probate case in Miami-Dade County, Florida and use the Florida intestacy statutes to guide her case. If you are married with separate assets, you need estate planning to avoid the Miami-Dade County, Florida probate process. And even more important, if you are not married and your long-term partner dies, regardless of the years spent together you have no rights of inheritance unless proper estate planning is done. Bottom line, get your estate planning done in Miami Beach, Florida to avoid a mess.
MY SPOUSE DIED WITH SEPARATE ASSETS, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If your spouse died with separate assets and a good estate plan in place, you can follow that plan. If you are lucky and prepared, your deceased spouse has a funded revocable trust where you are the beneficiary. Revocable trusts are useful and needed for most people with assets and loved ones. If assets exist at death in your husband’s name alone, you must hire a probate attorney to go to Miami-Dade County probate court on your behalf.
WHY DO I NEED TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY AND GO TO PROBATE COURT IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA?
Let’s take the example above, if no planning was done, you need to hire an attorney and start a probate case in Miami-Dade County, Florida and anywhere else that the property exists. In the case above, they were Florida residents, owned real estate in Miami Beach, Florida, and thus the probate should be opened here. If there is real estate in other states or countries, a probate will need to be opened there as well.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE ALLY M. GLASER, PA TO HANDLE YOUR WILLS AND TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH,FL AND MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD PROBATE MATTERS?
As a Miami Beach Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Probate Attorney in Miami Beach, Florida with over twenty-six years of experience and both a Psychology and Law degree, I handle these matters with knowledge and sensitivity. I am familiar and comfortable with both the Miami-Dade probate court system and Broward County probate court and know how to get things done. Additionally, because I do both estate planning and probate law, I am familiar with the challenges of each and provide my clients with additional protections. Call or email me today to discuss your Miami Beach, Florida Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Miami-Dade County, Florida Probate matters. I am happy to help you and your loved ones during this important process.