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The Importance Of Updating Your Estate Plan After Your Spouse Passes Away

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Losing your spouse is perhaps the most difficult thing you will ever go through. You are grieving and at the same time, you also have a lot to think about. Reviewing and updating your estate plan may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is important that you review and updated your… Read More »

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The Four Types Of Wills In Florida

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

When thinking about creating an estate plan, writing a will is often one of the first things that comes to mind. This should come as no surprise, as wills are one of the most important aspects of any estate plan. However, there are many different types of wills in Florida and the one that… Read More »

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Planning For Your Pet? Avoid These Two Mistakes

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As Americans, we love our pets. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 60 million people throughout the country own pets. Pet owners are also willing to spend a significant amount of money on their furry and feathered friends. Between the years of 2007 and 2017, people spent $5.8 billion on their pets. They are… Read More »

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Three Common Signs Of Estate Mismanagement

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Florida law requires all estates to be handled by a personal representative, known as the administrator or the executor of an estate. The personal representative has many duties and they hold a fiduciary position. This means they have a legal obligation to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries of the estate. Many… Read More »

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Two Ways To Disprove Undue Influence

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Wills and trusts are important form the basis of numerous estate plans. While they are important legal documents, they can also be challenged in probate court. If certain people can successfully challenge a will or trust, they may be able to receive part of the estate even if they are not named as beneficiaries…. Read More »

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Are Holographic Wills Valid In Florida?

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Most of the time, people will seek out the help of an attorney when they are drafting their last will and testament. However, there are times when a person simply writes out their last wishes and calls the document their will. Handwritten wills are known as holographic wills, and they are not legal in… Read More »

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Understanding The Differences Between Wills And Trusts

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Many people who are considering creating an estate plan have heard the terms “will” and “trust” before. Still, not everyone understands the differences between these two important components of an estate plan. While there are similarities between these two important legal documents, there are also important differences. Below, our St. Petersburg wills lawyer explains… Read More »

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Steps To Take After Being Appointed Executor

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Being appointed the executor of another person’s estate is a big responsibility. An executor is the person appointed by a decedent in their last will and testament. The role of the executor is to oversee the estate as it moves through the probate process. The purpose of probate is to identify the decedent’s assets,… Read More »

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How To Object To Probate

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

The last thing you want to deal with while grieving the loss of a loved one or close friend is the court system. Unfortunately, after someone passes away, state law requires their estate to go through probate. During probate, the deceased’s assets are distributed to parties that have a legal right to them. Probate… Read More »

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Common Mistakes Made In DIY Wills

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Most people in Florida should have a will. People sometimes want to save on legal fees when drafting their will and so, they find a way to do it themselves. A quick search online will provide you with many different forms available that seem fairly straightforward and easy to fill out. However, there are… Read More »

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