Naples Florida Legal Blog

Planning to avoid estate taxes

The primary purpose of estate planning is ensuring that the people one leaves behind in Florida can benefit from the assets that a decedent worked a lifetime to accumulate. The thought of a good portion of those assets being eaten up by taxes can certainly be...

How can I avoid probate?

Most estate planners in Southern Florida want to do all they can to avoid probate. This is the costly and often time-consuming legal process of proving a will’s validity, as well as ensuring debts are paid and heirs receive their share of the assets. Taking steps to...

How can I avoid battles over my estate?

Fights between heirs is an unfortunately all too common occurrence when it comes to an estate. That’s why estate planners in Florida must take steps to mitigate squabbles, which not only keeps the peace among family members but also helps avoid probate litigation....

How can I protect a loved one from scams?

If you have elderly parents in Florida, you might be involved in their estate planning process. One important facet of creating a solid estate plan is being aware of common scams and frauds, many of which unfortunately target seniors. To help you and your family...

How to help your elderly parent with estate planning

When you were a child, you relied on your parents for essentially everything. As you grew into adulthood, you probably continued to lean on your mother or father for essential pieces of life advice. Now that your parents are in the final stages of their life, you may...

Eligibility requirements for VA pension benefits

When a person has an elderly, low-income veteran parent who needs additional financial assistance beyond what he or she currently receives in income, retirement benefits, social security disability insurance or supplemental security income, it may be worth that...