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What’s the difference between a Will and a Trust under Florida law?

What’s the difference between a Will and a Trust under Florida law?

At Longa Law we assist clients with will and trust plans, as well as business succession plans, real estate transfers and deeds for estate planning purposes, trust administration, and probate administrations throughout the state of Florida.  Many clients wonder – what is in an Estate Plan? One size does not fit all when it comes Read More

How to Open a Safe Deposit Box After Someone Dies

If your loved one passed away, you may need to access their safe deposit box to retrieve important documents or assets. However, opening a safe deposit box after the owner dies is not as simple as showing up at the bank with the deceased person’s key. You will need to follow certain legal procedures and Read More

Why Parents Should Get a Power of Attorney and Other Advance Directives for Their Young-Adult Children

As parents, we always want to ensure the well-being and protection of our children, even as they transition into young adulthood. While estate planning may not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to your young-adult children, it is an essential aspect of their future security. In this blog post, we’ll discuss Read More

Drafting a Valid Will and Power of Attorney in Florida: Understanding the Legal Requirements

When it comes to estate planning, it’s important to understand the execution formalities for a valid will and power of attorney in Florida. In this blog post, we will outline the steps you need to follow to ensure that your will and power of attorney are legally binding and enforceable. A valid will in Florida Read More

Welcome to Your Digital Afterlife: Estate and Tax Planning for Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency, and NFTs

Original Article Published in GPSOLO, Volume 39, Number 6, NOV/DEC 2022 © 2022 by the American Bar Association Click HERE for Mobile Version

Four Reasons Your Will May Be Contested in Court

Having an updated last will and testament is more important than ever, especially now. A poorly drafted will or one that has not been updated frequently can be vulnerable to a will contest. What Is a Will Contest? A will contest is a form of estate litigation where the validity of the will is challenged.  Read More

Don’t Risk it: Protect Your Finances From Coronavirus Complications

Many Americans spend a lot of time and effort in managing their finances. While most are worried about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact their income—whether that’s because they are temporarily furloughed, find themselves suddenly without a job, or watching their investment and retirement accounts dwindle—there is another way COVID-19 can wreak havoc on American’s Read More

Attention Gen-X and Millennials: estate planning is not just for “old” people. Even Young Adults Should Start Estate Planning. 

Don’t think you need to worry about your estate plan because you’re “too young”?  Too busy to worry about it because you’re getting ready for college or just starting your career? Without proper planning, your parents won’t be able to see your medical records if you’re in an accident and won’t be able to participate Read More

Your kids are precious

Have you thought about who will take care of them if you cannot?  Have you set up guardianship documents for your kids in case of incapacity? Call us for help, and if you want to read up on this, here is a guide to help get you started.  https://www.nytimes.com/article/legal-guardian.html

LGBTQ ESTATE PLANNING IN FLORIDA

PRIDE month is coming to a close, but here at Longa Law we are committed to providing LGBTQ estate planning every day.  Unfortunately, while recent advancements in equality have expanded protections in some areas, complete legal equality is not guaranteed for all in our society. We help LGBTQ community members ensure that their wishes are Read More