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October 2017 Archives

App aims to increase donations to charity - what could go wrong?

It sounds like a great idea: a young woman is inspired to cure cancer. She is not a medical professional, but she is tech savvy. She uses this knowledge to build an app that aims to increase charitable donations -- hoping many will donate to cancer research.

Legal support during the sale of a home can be invaluable

Getting ready to sell one's home can be very scary. It is a huge undertaking to uproot one's life and move to a new place, let alone manage all of the responsibilities of ensuring that the transaction of selling one's home to a new buyer goes smoothly. While many Floridians believe that they can rely solely on the support of real estate agents to get things done, they may, in fact, benefit from the help of real estate attorneys.

3 traits to look for when choosing an executor

The executor of an estate is the person tasked with making sure everything goes well in the event of your passing. Essentially, this person is supposed to take care of the expenses of the estate, value the assets in the estate and distribute according to the estate plan. An individual becomes an executor either by getting named so within the will or by court appointment.

What are the responsibilities of an executor of a will?

It is important for Floridians of all financial situations to have basic estate planning documents drafted so that when they pass on their interests and intentions will be respected regarding their assets. However, even when testamentary documents are clearly written, it is helpful to have a responsible person named as the individual who will see that the decedent's wishes are followed and their debts paid. This person is called an executor and their responsibilities surround the execution and probating of a will.

If you own property, you should have an estate plan

This Boca Raton blog has offered its readers a variety of informative posts on different devices that individuals may include when preparing their personal estate plans. From wills to medical directives and everything in between, it can be easy for readers to make excuses for why they do not believe they need to endeavor into the seemingly complex world of estate planning.

A trusted lawyer can be a valuable asset during real estate deals

During the course of a Floridian's life, a person may have limited experience managing real estate transactions. They may buy a home in which to raise their family and then, down the road, they may choose to sell that property and buy another one to accommodate their empty nest. While the purchase and sale of residential real estate is somewhat commonplace throughout Boca Raton, it can be an overwhelming process for those who do not regularly engage in such transactions.

What happens during the probate of a will?

Some readers of this Florida legal blog may be familiar with the purpose of a personal will. For those who are not, a will is an estate planning tool that explains what the individual wants done with their property when they die. The maker of a will can name particular parties as beneficiaries to receive money, goods and other assets through the will. In a will, a person may also disinherit a family member who might otherwise have had a claim to some or all of the will creator's estate.

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