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Why Estate Planning for Long-Term Care Pays Off

When it comes to estate planning, what comes to the minds of many people is what will happen to their properties upon their death. However, that worry lacks a significant consideration, which leads to making the same mistake for many people. That consideration requires the need to plan for long-term care.

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These Mistakes Can Damage Your Cape Coral Estate

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Life is full of many chances, but it does not give you a second chance to rectify serious estate planning mistakes. For instance, failing to take a comprehensive approach to estate planning or writing a mistake in your will can severely damage your Cape Coral estate. Accordingly, your trustees and beneficiaries will face a difficult probate battle.

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Can I Put My House into a Living Trust if There is a Mortgage?

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Transferring mortgaged property to a trust might be complicated but not impossible.Enrolling in a living trust is a way of having your assets ownership transferred to your trust. The trust claims ownership of the assets so that it can do what you intended it to do.

One of the most significant assets people own is their home, and this is the type of asset you would want to transfer into your trust.

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Why You Need to Update Your Durable Power of Attorney

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A power of attorney is a very crucial document that everyone should have. For instance, in case you conduct your businesses in other states, you can use a power of attorney to give another person or people you appoint the legal authority to represent you in those businesses as well as legal and financial matters. Furthermore, in case of any accident or illness that makes you unable to effectively handle your personal legal or financial matters, the power of attorney will allow the authorized individual or individuals to make such decisions on your behalf; otherwise, the courts would take charge of your financial and legal matters.

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How to Find a Marco Island Estate Planning Lawyer

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Estate planning encompasses planning for how your assets will be conserved, distributed, and managed after your demise. It also considers, managing your property and finances if you are incapacitated. Most people think that estate planning is meant for elderly people with a significant amount of finances, however, this is not true as estate planning serves to protect the assets and finances of all individual’s regardless of age, and amount of finances. Some of the assets that could make up an estate include; cars, houses, pensions, stocks, life insurance, paintings, and debt. Therefore, you need a Marco Island Estate Planning Lawyer to oversee the arrangement, planning and preparation of your estate and offer legal counsel as well regarding the same.

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Spousal Rights in Florida

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Couples always promise to support their spouse in both sickness and health, but the obligation never stops at that. Once married, there are certain responsibilities and rights that they have that single persons do not possess. Marriage brings both legal and financial benefits, along with duties. In most cases, marital responsibilities and rights will go on even the marriage ends- either through divorce or death. In Florida, the surviving spouse is entitled to receive rights and benefits from the deceased spouse.

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How Long to Keep Financial Documents for Estate Planning

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Estate planning is the methodical way of organizing personal affairs and financial matters to ensure that the future possibility of certain death and mental incapacity is taken care of. Your initial estate plan includes either four or five vital estate planning documents that are legal depending on the family’s current situation and its financial situation. Apart from all these important documents, your state laws may dictate the different estate planning documents created. Therefore, an estate planning attorney may guide you with all the preparation of the estate planning documents needed in the situation.

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