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Your heirs should also know about plans for your pets

If you’re like most pet owners in America, your pets are your family members. And like any of your other beloved family members, you’d want your pets to be taken care of after your death. As we discussed a few weeks ago, setting up a trust for your furry family members can greatly benefit your pets and those you’ve entrusted to their care. It’s also important to include your pets in your will, so your heirs or someone else you want to care for them won’t have any problems following through with your wishes.

Living wills and directives can give family peace of mind

It’s understandable that people might want to put off writing their wills or drafting an advanced directive. The idea of being put in the position of having someone else make your medical decisions can be scary. It can also be uncomfortable to think about leaving your loved ones with the burden and heartbreak of dealing with your affairs, so it’s easier to say you’ll do it later. But it’s important for Florida residents, especially those nearing retirement age, to create their living wills in order to make a difficult medical situation easier for loved ones.

Litigation over James Brown's will finally at an end

When James Brown left behind a detailed will and trust before his death in 2006, he couldn't have expected the battle that ensued between his children, a former wife, and the South Carolina Attorney General. After years locked in a will contest, the Supreme Court finally ruled that the Attorney General's actions, which effectively ignored the wishes of the soul superstar, were unjust.

Is an equal inheritance a fair inheritance?

When it comes to estate planning, many people in Florida -- perhaps especially those whose parents are recently deceased -- might believe that the law requires their parents to divide any inheritance equally between siblings. However, that is not the case. In many cases it is perfectly legal to leave an estate unequally divided among beneficiaries, although it can sometimes lead to disgruntled family members and contested wills.

Widow urges others to finalize wills before it's too late

Many people realize the importance of planning ahead for the worst-case scenario. Whether or not people actually make plans for a worst-case scenario event is another matter. One woman, who is now a single mother, understands first-hand the difficulties that can arise when an unimaginable event happens and those important plans are not in place.

Woman inherits millions from long-lost cousin

While family members commonly receive inheritances from parents or grandparents, fewer Florida residents have likely received a significant inheritance from a long-lost relative. A California woman was likely very surprised to learn of the inheritance she would receive from her cousin. This woman was reportedly the "only living heir" of her first cousin who apparently collected a significant amount of wealth throughout his life.

Don't forget to include Fido in your estate plans

Are you someone who cares deeply about a family pet? If so, chances are that you go out of your way to make sure your pet is leading a happy and healthy life. But have you ever considered what would happen to your pet if a hurricane or another natural disaster hit Florida?

Living wills not always understood in hospital setting

Floridians probably remember the great amount of media attention directed to the Terri Schiavo case in the early 2000s. This woman had lived in a near-vegetative state for years and her husband and parents disagreed over whether she should be kept alive by receiving nutrition through a feeding tube.

BJeanette Ruizasic tips for preparing a will

While death may not be a subject many people are comfortable considering, preparing a will is an essential step in ensuring that your assets are distributed as you wish. And while the prospect of preparing a will may seem daunting, there are a few steps you can take to make the process a bit easier.

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