Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez, P.L.
Call Today. 305-508-5749 | 877-421-5473

How to avoid estate planning issues

Individuals in Florida and throughout America should have an estate plan. That plan should account for as many different scenarios that a person can think of even if not all of them are likely to occur. For instance, it can be a good idea to include a power of attorney to ensure that financial and medical decisions can be made on an incapacitated person's behalf.

Having a living will means that family members won't have to go to court to determine what type of treatment a person should receive. It is a good idea to name multiple people to fill various roles in an estate. Having alternate trustees or agents allows a person to have his or her wishes carried out if the individual originally slated to fill a given role is unable to do so. Estate plans will ideally be reviewed or changed after a major life event.

Major life events could include a birth or death in the family. They can also include a marriage, a divorce or moving to another state where estate planning laws might be different. Ideally, an individual will review a plan every year or two even if a major life event does not take place. This reduces the chances that a person forgets to update or remove a beneficiary designation.

There are many ways in which wills can help a person retain control of assets after passing on. For instance, they may allow an individual to dictate who gets a car or other assets that remain within the estate. Creating a pour-over might be an effective way to fund a trust after a person dies. If a trust is not funded, it cannot be used to provide for a minor child or otherwise fulfill its intended purpose.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • I have known and worked with Austin Frye and his team since 2008. In that time he has helped serve both my business and personal legal planning needs. From guidance on reviewing and keeping shareholder and state documentation up to date... - Robert
  • It is difficult enough to cope with the emotional challenges of closing a parent's estate, and when you are also faced with the issue of your parents having insufficient documentation, and being remote from your siblings… - Zara L.
  • Austin Frye provided legal services to my father while alive and to his estate after his death; when showing the EP docs his firm prepared to other professionals (lawyers, financial advisors, accountants)… - Mark S
  • I've been a client of Austin Frye's for over 10 years. In that time, he's handled my estate/trust planning and asset protection as well as complicated business deals. - Leslie
  • Mr. Frye recently set up a complicated special needs trust for my son and, as usual, did a great job explaining it and in putting our minds at ease about our son's future well-being. - Dr. Howard
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar 1950
  • CFP
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Member
  • Academy Of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Florida bar Business law Member
  • NAELA National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Email Us For a Response

Contact Us For Personal Attention To Your Legal Matter

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

Get In Touch With Us
20900 W. Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33180

Toll Free: 877-421-5473
Phone: 305-508-5749
Map & Directions