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Estate Planning Issues for The Recently Widowed

It is common for wives to live longer than their husbands. According to a CNN report, the difference now averages five years, with men living to 76.1 years and women living to 81.1 years.

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How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent

The largest single transaction most Americans make involves the buying or selling of a home. This makes it essential to have the right real estate agent, particularly when the clients are snowbirds who live in other parts of the country for part of the year.

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Is Aretha Franklin’s Handwritten Will Valid?

The legendary Aretha Franklin died last August, leaving an estate worth an estimated $80 million.

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Transferring Digital Assets to Loved Ones

People are starting to hear the phrase “digital assets” more often, but many do not know what they are. Digital assets can be anything in the digital format, but these are usually things of sentimental value (photos, social media accounts, or email accounts) or assets that have financial worth (Bitcoins or digital currency, intellectual property, reward points on credit cards or airlines, or web sites that generate income).

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Estate Plans for Blended Families

The divorce rate here in the United States has gone down in recent years, but still hovers above 40%.

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Options for Addressing a Real Estate Contract Breach

Individuals or parties sign real estate contracts for leases of commercial spaces, buying or selling houses, providing subcontractor services and for other business transactions.

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Tom Petty’s Estate Caught up In Litigation

Tom Petty famously got his start here in Florida, so many here have avidly followed his career and took great pride in his successes. We also mourned when he died in 2017.

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Can a Personal Representative Prevent Fights During Probate?

In previous posts on this blog, we have discussed numerous ways that a person might prevent fights among family members during probate by having a clear, enforceable estate plan in place.

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The Benefits of A Revocable Trust

Estate planning involves a wide variety of options. Of course, one starts with the basics of drafting a will with the help of an attorney with experience in handling estate law issues.

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How Contingencies Affect Real Estate Transactions

Buying a home is no small event, and both buyers and sellers have every reason to be diligent and cautious when it comes to finalizing a deal. Not surprisingly, this can lead to disputes when parties do not agree on issues that arise.

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