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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

Do You Have Questions About Probate in Florida?

For six years I served on the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee, and I was also the Chair (2015-2016), but for several years I also worked on the consumer pamphlets offered on the FL Bar’s website and written by its member-attorneys.  These pamphlets are a great resource to Floridians, especially those going through difficult Read More

Medical Directives: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you or a loved one fall ill. One of the most important and relatively easy things you Read More

How Much Does Probate Really Cost?

Many people choose to use a revocable living trust as a mechanism to avoid probate.  As I describe it, a revocable living trust is like a treasure chest because you can put your treasures in it while you are alive and still maintain complete control. The trust also avoids probate for heirs if it’s been Read More

The Real Cost of a DIY Plan

I have a lot of respect for Dave Ramsey, so I was surprised to see him endorsing Mama Bear, an online form will and trust document preparation service.  These services do not provide legal advice.  They state in the small print you consent to, repeatedly, that: “The information contained in the Site is general legal information and Read More

Wealth Transfer Strategies to Consider in an Election Year

With a push by the Democratic party to return federal estate taxes to their historic norms, taxpayers need to act now before Congress passes legislation that could adversely impact their estates. Currently, the federal estate and gift tax exemption is set at $11.58 million per taxpayer. Assets included in a decedent’s estate that exceed the 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

4 Estate Planning Documents No Entrepreneur Should Be Without

What would happen to your business upon your death? What happens if you become incapacitated?  Although most entrepreneurs understand the value of effective business planning, fewer are aware of the critical role estate planning plays in their company’s ongoing success. Estate planning is one of the single-most important things you can do for your business. Read More