Guardianship Checklist for Florida Guardians

Guardianship Checklist for Florida Guardians

When you undertake the responsibility of helping a loved one manage important life decisions that they can no longer handle on their own, there are several very important things you must do on a consistent basis to stay in compliance with the courts. To help Guardians...

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...