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Memory Loss and Lack of Capacity

According to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative,* approximately 12% of Florida’s senior population has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Obviously, the number of undiagnosed cases, and the number of persons dealing with other memory disorders is much higher. I frequently have interactions with […]

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Happy Senior Citizens’ Day

Yesterday, August 21, 2017, was a day not only to be an eclipse watcher, but also a day to honor your friends and family members that have earned the right to be known as a Senior Citizen. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation creating National […]

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“Should I Quitclaim My House to My Kids?”

“Should I Quitclaim My House to My Kids?” I was asked this question recently at a social event, followed by the explanation that “someone told me that if I just add my adult kids to my house with a quitclaim deed, I can avoid probate.” Like most […]

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Lessons Brought Home

Lessons Brought Home I learned some lessons recently, which I would like to share. I grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, in a house on 12th Avenue, next door to my parents’ business, the Manning Funeral Home. Living with a funeral home next door, and being raised by […]

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Homestead – A Legal Chameleon

Homestead – A Legal Chameleon Clients often raise questions about homestead law. This is hardly surprising. Homestead is very confusing. In a 2007 case, homestead law was described as “the leading cause of cerebral herniation” and a “legal chameleon.” Homestead law is actually a series of laws, […]

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Learning Lessons From Real Cases

Learning Lessons From Real Cases I am repeatedly advising clients that an estate plan’s purpose is likely to fail if the plan is not maintained. Continued attention to proper titling of your assets is vital. A case recently decided in the Florida District Court of Appeal (First […]

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Welcome to the Miami Estate Plans Blog

Welcome to the Miami Estate Plans Blog Please visit us often as we will be posting useful information on a regular basis.

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