Probate

Avoid probate by putting your Florida homestead in trust! Right?

July 24, 2017 by

We receive frequent requests to prepare a deed to transfer ownership of one’s Florida homestead to their revocable living trust. The reason for the request is always to avoid having one’s homestead involved in probate.

Before you make the ...

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Capital Gains Tax – Death Tax –Step Up in Basis

March 3, 2015 by

Death taxes are a thing of the past or just apply to the ultra-rich – right? Many believe paying estate tax or death tax, as it is often called, does not apply to them. Some have heard Florida has ...

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How Long Does Probate Take in Florida?

February 17, 2015 by

Many people come to their estate planning attorney and say that one of their goals is avoiding probate because they believe that it takes a long time. They are worried that the probate process will tie up their property ...

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Florida Probate Process: What is Probate and How Does it Work?

February 3, 2015 by

Many people have heard that avoiding probate is wise, but they don't know what probate is.

So, what is Probate?

At the most basic level, probate administration is the process of paying a deceased person's debts and then transferring ...

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