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October 2016 Archives

Getting married? Estate planning should be part of the process

Getting engaged and planning a wedding is an exciting time in someone's life. It can be easy to get caught up in the details of the big day and the honeymoon that comes after it without actually putting much thought to the future. Whether you're updating your existing will to include your future spouse or creating the first will you've ever had, the estate planning process can be a great way to cement your future with your intended spouse. Far from being morbid, deciding to work together to put an estate plan in place is a great way to illustrate your mutual dedication to the happiness and health of one another, even after death or a disabling accident.

Why divorcing couples might want to consider simplified dissolution

While it may sound hard to believe, not every married couple heading for a divorce is warring with one another. Indeed, many times spouses -- whether they've been married for a few decades or a few years -- come to the realization that it's simply time to move on, and are able to part ways with little to no residual bitterness.   

How does religion play into estate planning?

Religious beliefs have a long reach when it comes to estate planning. They can impact a wide variety of estate planning decisions, such as your end-of-life healthcare instructions; your stance on organ donation; funeral instructions, including burial or cremation; and how you want to distribute assets among your loved ones and charities.

How to recover your losses after a traumatic brain injury in Florida

The brain contains the very essence of who we are as human beings. It is responsible for movement, sensation, thoughts and emotions, and it stores our most precious memories. If injured, everything about our lives is in jeopardy.

What happens if you are unable to make child support payments? - II

In our last post, we started discussing how even though it can sometimes be difficult to adjust to the new reality of making child support payments, those ordered to do so must understand that any underpayments or non-payments on their part can result in the Florida Department of Revenue utilizing one of many stringent enforcement mechanisms at its disposal.