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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Risks Without Pet Trusts: Xyla's Near-Fatal Experience Post-Owner's Death

Risks Without Pet Trusts: Xyla's Near-Fatal Experience Post-Owner's Death
In a shocking incident in Florida, the heartlessness of one man, who happened to be a family member of the pet's owner, came to the forefront when he was caught on surveillance video dumping a helpless dog into a dumpster. The story of Xyla, the 16-year-o...
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Florida

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Florida
LGBT couples and families face unique challenges in the probate process.In the LGBT community, the concept of a “chosen family” is prominent.[1] This is because members of the LGBT community are often estranged from their blood relatives and are less likely to...
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Understanding Testamentary Capacity in Estate Planning

Understanding Testamentary Capacity in Estate Planning
What is Capacity?Capacity is the ability of someone to make rational decisions, and thus be accountable for their actions. Individuals with capacity are people with the power to make important life decisions in the eyes of the law; those with capacity are lega...
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POA 101: Who Has The Power?

POA 101: Who Has The Power?
When you sit down with an attorney to go through the fundamentals of the estate planning process, one of the questions you will almost certainly be faced with is this: who would you like to designate as your power of attorney. You may be unfamiliar with this l...
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

How Survivorship Life Insurance Helps in Estate Planning

James White, GRI

Jul 12, 2021

How Survivorship Life Insurance Helps in Estate Planning
Key Takeaways:Survivorship life insurance offers greater death benefits at lower costs than typical life insurance because the benefits are not paid until two or more policyholders have died.Because survivorship life insurance lists someone other than the dece...
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Building “Trust” Into Your Trust

James White, GRI

Jul 2, 2021

Building “Trust” Into Your Trust
According to the dictionary, the definition of the word trust is a “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” When it comes to legal matters, it takes on a whole other meaning. However, you’ll still want significant ...
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