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Avoid family conflict with these estate planning tips

People in Florida who are creating an estate plan might want to consider whether there are any elements that could cause family conflict. In some cases, the problem may be the choice of executor. Some family members might start to think the executor is stealing from them. Sometimes, the executor might not respond to communication and might fail to complete important documents. One solution is to appoint a corporate trustee or a professional fiduciary to manage the estate.

When should you update your will?

It might be easy to assume that once you have written your will, there is nothing further you need to do about your estate planning. However, it is important for you and other Florida residents to understand that wills should be updated periodically. The will that you wrote 10 years ago is not likely to accurately reflect your wishes or circumstances today.

Why estate planning is critical for young families

It is important for young families to think about the future. This doesn’t just include their goals, but also the potential for tragedy occurring. While potential tragedies aren’t fun to think about, considering the possibility allows parents to plan and prepare. This can help protect their family should tragedy strike.

The potential problems with homemade wills

At the Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez, P.L., we understand that you have a busy schedule, and you want to save time as well as money. Like many other Floridians, you tackle many issues on your own, and you are considering writing your own will. However, it is imperative to understand that many things can go wrong if you handwrite your own will.

Choosing the executor of your will is an important decision

You have decided to create your will, which is one of the most important things you will do for your loved ones. However, at the Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez, P.L., we know that the choice of whom to carry out your final wishes is also vital. You and other Florida residents should think carefully about the best person for the job.

Understanding ademption

Most Florida residents have never heard of the word "ademption" and have no idea what it means. Ademption, however, is a very important legal word that Floridians should be aware of because it impacts the specific bequests they make in their wills.

Wills and mental incapacity

Approaching the topic of a will can result in many mixed emotions, especially when the loss of a loved one could be near. However painful discussing plans after death may be, establishing a will can offer support for surviving family members for years to come. The following information delves into the basics when a Floridian's mental capacity is diminished, leaving families with important decisions to make as a result.

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