One of the most common questions I get from people, especially the elderly, is whether they should transfer their home to their children or grandchildren now. Their thinking is that by transferring it now, it will avoid probate when they die, and also, they can avoid paying for more complicated estate planning. Of course, that’s not… Read More
A few days ago, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins wrote a column about former NFL Linebacker Sam Huff. Huff, who had a long and successful career after the NFL, was diagnosed with dementia in 2012. According to the column, “Huff made what he thought were sound legal preparations and … then one day in March,… Read More
This is the third of three posts regarding my appearances on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where I discuss estate planning, probate, elder law, guardianship and tax.
This is the second of three posts of my past appearances on the Ask the Experts Radio Show that occurred while our new website was under construction. This was on July 21, 2016.
This is the first of three posts that I’m going to be making today. While our new website was under construction, I made three appearances on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, in June, July, and August. Here is my first appearance on June 9, 2016.
As the headline says, I wrote an article on Florida’s Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, and it was published in the Barrister, which is the magazine of the Broward County Bar. A copy of the article is linked below. Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to focus on a major change to the Guardianship Accounting rules. What is a Guardianship In (very)… Read More
Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters.
It’s an awful thing when you are unable to manage your own affairs. Usually, it happens to the very elderly. Due to senile dementia, Alzheimers, or other diseases, they can not manage their own finances, or make informed decisions about their health care. If you have proper estate planning in place, a durable power of… Read More
The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate, which is a fancy word that lawyers use for dying without a will. When you die intestate, the state determines how your property is distributed. Prince was not married and… Read More