Death and Taxes: Common Taxes in Estate Planning and Florida Probate

| April 14, 2015

Before tomorrow’s April 15th deadline, people will be making financial decisions, like depositing funds in an IRA (individual retirement account), in an effort to pay less federal income tax.  Some of these tax decisions can also be used as part of an estate planning tax strategy (other tax strategies that can have duel usage, include […]

Florida Probate Lawyer Costs and the Attorneys’ Fees Statute in Florida

| March 10, 2015

One of the biggest questions involved in probating someone’s estate after their passing is how much will the probate process before a Florida Probate Court itself cost? There are variables here depending upon each case, of course. Different kinds of property may involve unique expenses. Having investments in other states or foreign countries can warrant […]

How to Avoid Florida Probate: 5 Ways to Transfer Your Property Other than a Will

| February 10, 2015

Ask most people here in Florida about how they will pass along their property to their kids or spouse or favorite charity, and odds are high that they’ll say they are doing this with their Last Will and Testament. After all, writing your will is a traditional and historic way of leaving your valuables — […]

What Are The Costs of a Florida Probate?

| October 21, 2010

The costs of probating an estate vary according to jurisdiction, length/ depth of the process, whether the Personal Representative is required to post a bond and which attorney the PR chooses to represent him. If the administration is relatively straightforward, an attorney may charge a flat fee for his role in the process plus all […]