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Estates and Trusts

The only way to ensure that your property and assets will be divided the way you would like after you pass away is through estate planning. For this reason, choosing to work with an estate planning attorney is a decision that you should consider before drafting wills, trusts or assigning Power of Attorney.

Purpose of Living Wills and Trusts

A will can be used to legally stipulate in writing what you would like to happen to your estate. Without a will, your belongings will be divided in probate court by the state. Usually what the state does is pass your estate in its entirety onto your next of kin, typically a spouse or child. With a proper legal will, you can tell your family and the state exactly who you would like to receive what property. You can take care to make sure your spouse and children are provided for and that the right people receive the possessions that mean the most to them.

If you have minor children, you can provide for them with a trust, an account of money that they will receive access to when they reach a certain age. You can also stipulate who you would like to take custody of your children after your passing. However, your request of who to take care for your children is simply that: a request. It must be approved by a judge before custody is legalized.

A legal will saves the people who survive you time and money by greatly simplifying the process of distributing your estate. For your will to be legal in Florida, it must meet several state requirements. First, you must be eighteen or older at the time you write your will. Next, it must be signed by yourself and two witnesses. All three signatures must be made in the presence of one another. Finally, your will must approved by a Florida probate court.This means a person can’t leave their widow without a dime. In Florida, a widow is entitled to at least 30% of their spouse’s estate. A will also cannot request any illegal acts to be performed or that any joint property to be given away.

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