Monthly Archives: January 2013

Thinking about funerals

Normally, I don’t encourage clients to address their funerals in wills, usually the person will be buried long before anyone necessarily even finds the will. And people sometimes change their mind; it would be a shame to have to redraft … Continue reading

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Estate, Inheritance and Income Taxes in Florida

I get a lot of questions about estate and inheritance and income taxes for Florida estates. First, Florida has no separate estate tax; Florida did have what is commonly known as a “sponge” tax which is tied to the Federal … Continue reading

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The importance of having documents in place ahead of time.

Over the years, I’ve received a number of calls from spouses or children where their loved one is dying. And typically, they are in a bit of a panic; not necessarily because of the impending death, frequently they’re dealing with … Continue reading

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