ESTATE PLANNING IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, WHAT IF I DON’T PLAN?
Five years ago, I helped my client with a Miami-Dade probate case for her grandmother’s assets to go to her father, the sole heir, per her grandmother’s will. Yes, even though her will stated her wishes, probate court was still required. A will does not protect you from needing to hire a Miami Beach probate attorney and go through the Miami probate process. The same client was back in my office this week with her father’s probate case. He refused to plan.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T PLAN OR ONLY DO A WILL?
If you refuse to plan or only leave a will, probate is required. Probate is always required with assets left in a person’s name alone with no paid-on death beneficiary. In the example above, we spoke about doing a revocable trust and funding it with Dad’s house, investments, bank accounts, and other assets. Speaking about it isn’t enough; thus, he died without an estate plan.
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO PREVENT THIS PROBATE?
In the example above, both Miami-Dade probate cases could have been prevented with a little planning. A little planning goes a long way and saves those close to you time, money, and emotional hardship. Why would you want to leave a mess for your family?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN ESTATE PLAN IN MIAMI BEACH, FL?
The benefits of estate planning go far beyond avoiding a probate court involvement. With a revocable trust, you can protect your children, grandchildren, and other relatives and loved ones from getting too much, too soon. A revocable trust can also help you and your family should you become forgetful or incapacitated.
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.