Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Homestead Creditor Protection Rights

Revising an estate plan after a couple’s divorce can present numerous challenges, especially where one of the individuals has outstanding debts unrelated to mortgages or liens which directly encumber the homestead property. The Florida Supreme Court has provided recent additional guidance relative to the preservation of homestead protection from such creditors. In JBK Associates, Inc. […]

Are Your Beneficiary Designations Up To Date?

If you have a small life insurance policy or small IRA worth between $2,500 and $15,000, have you checked your beneficiary designation on these assets lately? One  situation I see in my practice after the death of a client is the family’s discovery of an insurance policy or IRA which has no living primary or […]

New Florida Health Care Surrogate Law

The Florida Legislature has updated Florida’s Health Care Surrogate law effective October 1, 2015.  The new format states that the health care surrogate’s authority becomes effective when your Primary Physician determines that you are unable to make your own health care decisions. Primary physician is defined broadly to mean a physician designated by you or […]

Health Care Surrogate Law Update

The Florida Legislature has updated Florida’s Health Care Surrogate law effective October 1, 2015.  The new format states that the health care surrogate’s authority becomes effective when your Primary Physician determines that you are unable to make your own health care decisions. Primary physician is defined broadly to mean (1) a physician designated by you […]

Protect Your Children With a Medical Power of Attorney

Have your minor children ever taken a trip without you with grandparents or a favorite aunt? Have you ever taken a special week get-a-way with your spouse without your young children, leaving them with trusted friends or relatives? Can you always guarantee that you will have decent and connected cell phone service or email connections […]