Effect of Divorce on Your Will, Trust, and Beneficiary Forms

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Posted on: June 19, 2018
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.
(Adopted from a 2018 presentation to the National Association of Divorce Professionals)

Are you going through a divorce, or have gone through one recently?

If you’ve ever had the passing thought that your ex-spouse is still named in your will or trust, and cringed, thinking that you have to get that changed before you accidentally hand over your accounts to someone whom you don’t even want to be in the same room ...

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Rosemont Community Abstract of Title

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This Abstract of Title for the old Rose farm at the corner of 441 and Lee Road in Orlando is delightful.

Developed into the Rosemont community, it includes the history of the land. Restrictions on development of the golf course parcels until at least year 2072 begin on page 354.

Because of the size of the document, it’s uploaded in 30 page sections:

Pages 1-30 Rosemont Community ABSTRACT Contract

Pages 31-60 Rosemont Community ABSTRACT Contract

Pages 61-90 ...

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Vietnam Veterans: You and your spouse may be eligible for VA Aid and Attendance Benefits

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Vietnam Veterans: You and your spouse may be eligible for VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
Posted on: April 5, 2018
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War will be commemorated in Orlando, Florida on April 5, 2018.

My husband is a Vietnam veteran. As we remember his service and thank him and other veterans for their sacrifices, I want to highlight a relatively unknown Veteran’s Administration benefit ...

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Test-driving FindaRideFlorida.com

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Test-driving FindaRideFlorida.com
Posted on: April 2, 2018
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

A new website from the Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Program, www.FindaRideFlorida.com, is designed to offer solutions to aging adults (and others) who have given up their car keys. Listings feature information on whether door-to-door service is offered, and if vehicles have wheelchair accessibility.

Your Caring Law Firm took FindaRideFlorida.com for a test drive ...

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If You Own Out of State Property, Establish a Trust

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If You Own Out of State Property, Establish a Trust
Posted on: March 30, 2018
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.

If you own out of state property, it’s almost a certainty that you and your family will be better served by a trust instead of a will.

Why is that?

First, consider that probate is unavoidable with a will. Many of my clients arrive at my office assuming that probate is only for those that are intestate, or without a will. The decedent’s ...

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Stranger Things from Beyond the Courthouse

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Stranger Things from Beyond the Courthouse
Posted on: March 6, 2018
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.

The following Is based on a presentation I gave in January to a group of local professionals. I decided to call it Stranger Things, because some things I’ve seen in my career really are stranger than fiction!

Recent surveys from Caring.com show ...

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Celebrate National Old Stuff Day!

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Celebrate National Old Stuff Day!
Posted on: March 2, 2018
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

National Old Stuff Day

In honor of National Old Stuff Day on March 2nd, Your Caring Law Firm suggests you celebrate your old stuff by giving it a meaningful send-off.

1. Old suits and work clothing: Dress for Success of Greater Orlando’s mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire ...

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What’s in Your Mailbox?

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What’s in Your Mailbox?
Posted on: February 15, 2018
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.

Every month, you probably receive dozens of solicitations. Some of them can look very official and urgent.

For example, one of our clients received this piece of mail and was left wondering if obtaining a Certificate of Status from the State of Florida was a step he’d overlooked in registering his LLC.

Not at all!

This notice from Florida Certificate Services reads, “Congratulations on registering your business with the State ...

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Your Client Has Been Named Trustee; Does He Really Need An Estate Attorney?

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Your Client Has Been Named Trustee; Does He Really Need An Estate Attorney?
Posted on: February 6, 2018
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.

A client recently terminated me as his attorney of his mother’s trust. I found it interesting that his decision came the day after he met with his financial advisor. Perhaps it was a total coincidence! After all, it is difficult for me to believe that a client would have been given advice from another professional that is likely to ...

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Can an RV or boat qualify as homestead under Florida law?

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Can an RV or boat qualify as homestead under Florida law?
Posted on: January 30, 2018
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

The answer is an unequivocal, “maybe.”

It is completely fact-based, depending on the circumstances of that particular RV or boat. The relevant terms in the Florida Constitution include “dwelling house” used as a “residence.”

How can I prove that my RV is my homestead?

The process for getting an RV deemed to be taxed as real property instead of ...

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