Estate Planning Articles

58th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

January 16, 2024

Attorneys Cynthia Hurley and Kimberly Loveland attended the 58th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. The event was sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law from January 8th…

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Reviewing Beneficiary Designations

April 13, 2023

A crucial part of any estate plan is the regular review of the beneficiaries listed on assets, and recent law changes require careful consideration when naming beneficiaries on assets such…

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Key Provisions of the new SECURE 2.0 Act

March 17, 2023

A new bill was recently passed into law at the end of 2022. The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 – often referred to as “SECURE 2.0” has new…

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Planning for 2023: IRS Estate & Gift Tax Amounts

November 30, 2022

Every year the IRS adjusts the amounts exempt from federal estate and gift taxes. The numbers have been released for 2023.   Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: This unified credit is…

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Necessary Tools for Avoiding Guardianship

July 26, 2022

Many people do not realize that when it comes to incapacity there is no default plan. In general, when someone is no longer able to manage their financial and medical…

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Cohabitation Agreements: Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners

September 7, 2021

The number of Americans living together as unmarried partners is on the rise. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2019, more adults are delaying marriage or forgoing it…

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Estate Planning for Blended Families

February 23, 2021

In previous articles, we have talked a lot about the importance and the process of estate planning. If you are unfamiliar with the term, estate planning is the preparation of…

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Essential Estate Planning Documents

February 16, 2021

When most people think of estate planning, they are either not sure what it includes or believe it is just creating a will, but this is not the case. Estate…

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Types of Powers of Attorney Explained

January 27, 2021

Understanding the types of Power of Attorney and the role each one serves can be quite confusing at times. A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you…

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New Year. New You. Resolve to Plan Better For Your Business

January 6, 2021

It’s time to take control of your finances and business. Estate and business planning are about taking control of your situation.  You have worked hard to cultivate your business. Now…

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Myth vs. Facts on Marital Agreements

December 8, 2020

Most soon-to-be newlyweds are busy planning all the fun details of their special day. One important detail they may not be thinking of, however, is preparing a marital agreement. There…

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