What is Probate?

You may have heard that when someone dies, their estate must “go through probate,” or “be probated.” But what is probate, and how is a deceased person’s property “probated?” In this article you’ll get an overview of probate, including what gets probated, and how the probate process works. Let’s start with the answer to, “What […]

Six Provisions You Need in All Your Service Contracts

If you run a business providing services to customers, clients or other businesses, its imperative that you use contracts for each project or transaction. Not for each client, but for each transaction or project you do for a customer or client. Some of you may be intimidated by Contracts, or feel that you don’t need […]

What is a Living Will?

A comprehensive estate plan includes several documents, all of which are important.  Some documents protect your finances, others protect your family, and still others protect your health.  A Florida Living Will is one of the health care documents that are essential to any comprehensive estate plan.   In Florida, all adults who have capacity to do […]

Do I Need a Will?

The short answer is: probably. Executing a Last Will and Testament benefits most people.  Before we get into the benefits of having a Will, and a couple of myths concerning Wills, let’s discuss who probably doesn’t need a Will. Who Doesn’t Need a Will? You probably don’t need a Will if you don’t have children […]

How to Choose Guardians for Your Minor Children

Estate planning allows you to protect your family in case something unexpected happens to you. That’s why this planning is so important. And every adult needs an estate plan in one form or another, no matter your age or the size of your estate. If you are young and don’t have many assets yet, you […]

Estate Planning for Families with Minor Children

You need an estate plan no matter what stage of life you’re in. And if you have minor children, then its especially important. An estate plan will protect your children if the unthinkable happens. If you don’t have an estate plan in place, or you have one but it hasn’t been updated in a while, […]

What Is A Revocable Living Trust?

Many people have heard of revocable living trusts, or have been told that they need one, but aren’t exactly sure what such a trust is or does.  Is it just for the wealthy? Will it protect my assets? Will it help me avoid estate taxes? In a nutshell, a revocable living trust holds title to […]

Do I Need a Revocable Living Trust?

One of the questions I get most frequently is, “Do I need a revocable living trust?” And my answer is, “It depends.” I know. That’s not a very satisfying answer, but its not a simple question. Whether or not you need a revocable living trust depends on your circumstances, needs and wishes. There are many […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Final Regulations April 9, 2020

On April 6, 2020, the Department of Labor published final regulations as required under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“the Act”), which went into effect on April 1, 2020. The Act provides paid sick leave, free testing, food assistance and unemployment benefits.  As discussed in my March 26, 2020 article, the most important provisions […]

Special Report: COVID-19 Employer Update March 26, 2020

In the rapidly changing landscape of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the United States Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which provides paid leave leave to those employees affected by the pandemic. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) issued guidance to help employers navigate the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and […]