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...

Per stirpes and Per Capita: How Heirs Inherit

  If someone dies intestate (without a will), the default rule is that their heirs or relatives inherit per stirpes.  It is a pretty archaic way of distributed property that dates back to medieval England.  For some reason, Florida law still uses...