Is an Electronic Will a practical Estate Planning Tool?

In July 2020 Floridians will be able to create “electronic wills” expressing how they wish their property to be distributed upon death, audio and videotaping the entire process. One must read several chapters of the Florida statutes dealing with Wills, Notary Publics,...

Why Do I Need a Will When I Am Only 21 Years Old?

People of all ages need a will, because if you do not have one, the state statutes will decide which family members will receive your assets at your death and that decision should be yours Imagine you are in your late twenties, you have been happily married for five...

Do You and Your Family Members Know Your Legal Name?

When I was young I did not appreciate my father’s insistence on a simple and short name not easily changed into a nickname. In all “legal” documents I have always used my simple first name “Dana.” But now I realize with the Federal Patriot Act...