Florida Homestead Property: Extra Bang for your Buck

Being a resident of the Sunshine State gets you more than just good weather. In addition to no state income or estate tax, Floridians get the added benefit of creditor protection on their home if they own the home in which they live. Article X, Section 4 of Florida’s Constitution says that your home is… Read more »

Your Initial Makes It Official

Florida Statute § 709.2202 means the agent you name in a Durable Power of Attorney document lacks authority to take the following actions on your behalf unless you signed or placed your initials next to the authorizing paragraph: 1. Create an inter vivos trust; 2. With respect to a trust created by or on behalf… Read more »

Paying Our Blessings Forward

On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old gunman fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the days following this horrific event, then NBC anchor Ann Curry asked herself, “what can I do?” Her answer: “Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious… Read more »

ICE – In Case of Emergency

As part of our estate plan package, we give each of our clients an “ICE card.” These cards are to be placed behind your drivers license so if you are involved in an accident, first emergency responders know who to contact. If you do not have an emergency card, another way to make sure your… Read more »