What is probate?

What is probate?

Probate is the court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the decedent’s assets; paying taxes, claims and expenses; and distributing assets to beneficiaries. The Florida Probate Code is found in Chapters 731 through 735 of the Florida Statutes.
What is an Assignment of Personal Property?

What is an Assignment of Personal Property?

An Assignment of Personal Property assigns all of your personal property to your trust, except for vehicles like automobiles, boats and jet skis. This usually avoids the burdensome task of inventorying, appraising and probating expensive items...
What is a Revocable Trust?

What is a Revocable Trust?

Your Revocable Trust (also called a Living Trust) is a valuable tool that helps you manage assets during life and upon your passing. The trust will use your social security number during your life and all losses and gains will be reported on your tax...

What is a Designation of Healthcare Surrogate?

A Designation of Healthcare Surrogate nominates an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf. It also specifies the types of treatment your surrogate is allowed to consent to and names alternates if your first choice is not able or willing to serve as your...

What is a Pour Over Will?

Your Pour Over Will has a few functions. First, it nominates your Personal Representative, who is in charge of winding up your affairs in probate court. The Personal Representative settles debts, changes the legal title of assets not owned by the trust to...