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Does Florida Have Estate Tax?

By David Toback |

One of the most important aspects of planning your estate is tax minimization. You want to minimize any estate tax, or inheritance tax, that will need to be paid. No one has a patriotic duty to pay more taxes than is required, so why wouldn’t you do your best to minimize your estate tax?… Read More »

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How a Business Formation Attorney Can Benefit Your New Business

By David Toback |

Starting a new business venture can be intimidating and scary. There are a variety of things to consider including the name of your business, what type of business you need to start, marketing, staffing, and so much more. While hiring an attorney may not be the first thing on your mind, you might want… Read More »

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Common Mistakes When Considering Estate Planning

By David Toback |

Contrary to what you may believe, estate plans aren’t just for those people that have significant assets. If you have at least one thing of value, including a home, car, or bank account, you need an estate plan. Not only will it give you peace of mind, but it can also make sure that… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Medicaid and Long-term Care Planning

By David Toback |

While you may have heard of Medicaid and long-term care, you may not understand exactly how the two can go hand in hand. Florida has a huge Baby Boomer population, which makes aging an issue for those that are looking into long-term care in the future. The average cost of long-term care in a… Read More »

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Estate

By David Toback |

There are a few things in life that people don’t like to think about. Death is one of those things, but the truth is, everyone will pass away some day. What you leave behind can either be a burden for your family, or it can simplify the process of handling your final financial and… Read More »

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My Loved One Passed Away. What Do I Do Now?

By David Toback |

The probate process can vary from state to state, and this means that Florida has its own set of laws and rules to follow when someone dies owning property. Whether probate will be necessary in the case of your loved one depends on whether they had a will and how much their estate was… Read More »

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What Is a Healthcare Surrogate, and Do I Need One?

By David Toback |

Barbara Bush’s recent passing and decisions she made for end-of-life care have brought attention to people everywhere as they begin to think about what types of care they might choose when it comes time for them to leave this earth. Bush opted for comfort care only instead of receiving extensive medical care. She wanted… Read More »

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How Can a Living Trust Help Me Prepare for the Future?

By David Toback |

When it comes to planning for the end of our lives, we often don’t like to think about it. However, failing to plan could mean leaving a mess behind for your loved ones to handle once you are gone, and most of us don’t want that either. Having a will is one option to… Read More »

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Keep New Tax Laws in Mind When Settling Lawsuits

By David Toback |

We’ve often written about how important it is to get the advice of a good tax or estate lawyer, even if you’re involved in a case that doesn’t necessarily involve those areas. Legal areas that seemingly have nothing to do with wills or estates or taxes often do have consequences in those areas, and… Read More »

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How Creating a Durable Power Attorney Can Be More Important Than a Will

By David Toback |

While many people realize that it’s a good idea to make final preparations for their estate upon death, unfortunately, many of those same people don’t realize there are plenty of preparations that need to be made to help with their care in the event they become unable to care for themselves. Estate planning attorneys… Read More »

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