The terms of your Last Will and Testament are usually highly personal and sensitive because it is in your Will that you typically distribute many of your estate assets. As such, you may not want the details of your Will to become public knowledge – even after you are gone. Toward that end, a Vero Beach estate planning attorney at Kulas Law Group explains whether the details of your Will remain … [Read more...] about Can I Keep the Terms of My Will Private?
For most parents, deciding how to distribute their estate is typically rather straightforward. Usually, estate assets are divided amongst the children and gifted to them outright if they are adults. What happens though, if one of your adult children struggles with addiction? A Port St. Lucie trust attorney at Kulas Law Group discusses how to protect the inheritance you pass down. Addictions Are … [Read more...] about Protecting the Inheritance You Pass Down
As we age, so do our parents. It can be difficult to watch our parents experience the physical and mental deterioration that accompanies the natural aging process. Naturally, we all want to do something to help – but how do we do that without appearing to interfere? A Vero Beach elder law attorney at Kulas Law Group discusses ways to help you with your aging parents. Worry and Denial Your … [Read more...] about How Can I Help My Aging Parents?
The President’s bout with COVID-19 demonstrates the importance of keeping planning current. A Health Care Power of Attorney appoints someone to make decisions for you if you’re not able to do so for yourself. An Advance Directive expresses your wishes regarding end-of-life decisions. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Staying Current is Especially Important in the Pandemic
Chadwick Boseman played many heroic American roles and the superhero role of the Black Panther. His death at age 43 demonstrated how it’s important to have at least a basic estate plan in place even if you’re young. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Chadwick Boseman Demonstrates the Importance of Planning
Given the importance of estate planning, mistakes should be avoided whenever possible. Because the average person knows very little about estate planning, however, mistakes are actually fairly common. The best way to avoid making mistakes with your estate plan is to have an experienced estate planning attorney on your side helping you throughout the process. In addition, the estate planning … [Read more...] about Top 5 Estate Planning Mistakes
If you are a beneficiary of a trust, it means that you have an interest in the assets held by the trust. It also means that the Trustee is required to communicate with you about trust business from time to time. As part of that obligation, the Trustee may send you a “Crummey Notice.” The Port St. Lucie trust lawyers at Kulas Law Group explain what a Crummey Notice is and what you should do if you … [Read more...] about What Should I Do If I Receive a Crummey Notice?
When you contemplate your estate plan, you typically focus on who you want to inherit your assets when you are gone. What happens though if there is someone you specifically do not want to inherit from your estate? More specifically, what happens if you want to cut your spouse out of your Will? Can you do that? A Vero Beach estate planning attorney at Kulas Law Group discusses what you need to … [Read more...] about Can I Leave My Spouse Out of My Will in Florida?
Before the pandemic, Americans were more mobile than ever. When you move, you have to change your address, your voter registration, and all sorts of other things. But, do you need to revise your estate planning documents? Like with many things in law, it depends on your situation. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Will Your Estate Plan Still Work If You Move?
Despite the fact that marriage is now classified as a fundamental right, not everyone chooses to marry. Putting off, or foregoing altogether, the legal bonds of marriage is a personal choice that more and more people are making. If you are among them, comprehensive estate planning becomes even more important. A Vero Beach estate planning attorney at Kulas Law Group explains how to protect your … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Partner through Estate Planning