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What happens when you die in Florida without a will in place

Time waits for no one, and death can happen at any time. Why leave one's heirs or loved ones with questions as to what to do with your estate? When someone dies without a will, intestate succession laws come into play. Those laws can be very complicated, and the results may not necessarily be aligned with what you would have wanted if you'd made a will outlining your wishes and desires.

What do I do if a beneficiary dies during the probate process?

The death of a loved one can be difficult for all of us. However, the death of a loved one's beneficiary during the probate process can be quite unexpected as well. It can complicate matters for you as you try to administer a Miami testator's estate.

What should you do with your estate plan after your spouse dies?

If you've recently lost your spouse, then the last thing that you probably want to think about is updating your estate plan. It's important that you do so though. While it's ultimately important that you review all your documents, there are some that you'll want to go through and update sooner than others.

Let an experienced attorney guide you through your executor role

Executors of estates have many responsibilities. One of the many tasks that you're responsible for handling is the division of assets among a decedent's heirs. This is much more involved than it seems on the surface.

Estate of Miami Beach musician files claim against bandmates

Whether it's expected or it's not, even when people have made their peace with someone passing away, a death is very difficult to manage emotionally. Sometimes, the bequests of a deceased person to their loved ones and cherished causes can help ease this pain. But anger can be compounded when inheritors are not getting what they feel they should.

Why is it important to avoid probate?

If you are beginning the process of planning your estate, you may have encountered articles and other information about probate avoidance. However, you may not be entirely sure about why it is so important to avoid probate, and how your estate will benefit from this.

What are the common reasons for a delayed probate process?

At least a portion of most people's estates need to go through the probate process at the end of their lifetime. Probate can be take time and be costly because of the court administration that is involved.

Planning for Medicaid eligibility in your senior years

You may have health coverage and a decent nest egg, including significant assets and savings, but as most people in Florida know, it does not take long for a medical emergency or long-term health care to completely wipe you out. At the Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez, P.L., we know that you would rather leave an inheritance to your children instead of losing it all if you require significant health care in your senior years. It can also be concerning to think about affording long-term care with a modest retirement income and limited medical insurance.

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