The Truth About Trusts & Taxes

The Truth About Trusts & Taxes

As an estate planning attorney, Lisa DiFranza, works directly with our clients to draft the legal documents they will use to manage their assets while they are alive and after they pass away. The more complex estate plans include inter vivos trusts, also known as...

Navigating Guardianship of a Minor

Navigating Guardianship of a Minor

Not all children are raised by their mom and dad. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2019, nearly 19 million children in the United States lived with only one parent, and nearly 3 million children were being raised by people other than their moms and dads. If you...

The Pros & Cons of a Durable Power of Attorney

The Pros & Cons of a Durable Power of Attorney

A key estate planning element includes preparing for incapacity. For our Estate Planning clients living in Florida, a common way to do this is with a durable power of attorney. A durable power of attorney is a type of advance directive that uses legal documents to...

Planning Your Funeral

Planning Your Funeral

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Taking time to plan your funeral takes a lot of stress off your family at an already difficult time. When done correctly, planning your funeral can be a wonderful...

Special Needs Trust Made Simple

Special Needs Trust Made Simple

A Special Needs Trust can be created to help your loved ones with special needs maintain their benefits when they receive funds that would supplement their benefits and enhance their care. The following article from DiFranza Law further explains more about Special...

Common Elder Scams & How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Common Elder Scams & How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

It’s a common knowledge that we forget things as we age, but did you know that scientists have found evidence in our brains that we become financially vulnerable as we age? Dr. Mark Lachs, a physician at Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York has put a label on what he...