Those who create an estate plan here in Florida do so generally in good faith. There is an assumption that beneficiaries will use any inheritance to care for themselves and anyone or anything else designated by the person who created the plan. Unfortunately, some potential beneficiaries may have difficulty handling such a responsibility, especially if the beneficiary suffers from an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Yet, leaving such a person out of a will may not be an option either -- it could result in the addicted person spiraling further into turmoil. Experts do have some recommendations for those considering estate planning who find themselves in such a situation.
Some people in Florida might have heard about the impending divorce of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife. The two released a statement that indicated their intention to continue cooperating. Couples in high-asset relationships and those with fewer assets who are divorcing may be able to learn from their approach.
As a member of the armed services, you have a strong devotion both to your country and your family. After all, unlike many Americans, you agree to put your life on the line to protect everything that makes our country great. As such, even though you are young, you may have an increased risk of dying.
Not many people enjoy thinking about the end of their life. Besides being an unpleasant thing to consider, it can bring up difficult decisions that may need to be made. Many people would prefer not to think about it at all, but that could be a mistake. Families here in Florida and around the nation can use the new year as a reason to update or create a new estate plan, to ensure that their assets are handled the way they want and that their final wishes are honored.
For divorcing couples who have kids, child custody can be a divisive issue. In the ideal case, the couple will work together to figure out how they can co-parent their children without involving attorneys or courts. In many Florida cases, though, the parents disagree as to the right custody arrangement. Parents who anticipate a custody battle can protect their rights by keeping a few important things in mind.