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Estate Planning And Digital Assets

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

As technology changes, so does the law, and estate planning must as well. Digital assets are becoming more common, even for elderly people, and like any tangible asset based in the real world, you must have a plan for their management upon your passing. Failure to do so may mean that your accounts and… Read More »

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Dying Intestate In Florida

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Florida is one of the U.S. states with the highest population over the age of 65, and because of this, estate planning is a hot topic among the state’s attorneys. Everyone, regardless of age, should have a will – but this is especially important for those who are older, because an older person runs… Read More »

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Will My Estate Plans Change After Divorce?

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Estate planning can be a complex endeavor, especially if you have significant assets that need to be managed. However, nothing quite throws a proverbial wrench in so many documents as a sudden divorce. Certain provisions in Florida law effectively disinherit your now-ex spouse unless you take steps to avoid this. It is a good… Read More »

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Living Wills During A Pandemic

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

A living will, also called a healthcare advance directive, is an estate planning document designed to convey your wishes in the event you are in a terminal or ‘end-stage’ condition or a persistent vegetative state. However, there are always grey areas when dealing with end-of-life care, and during a global pandemic, it can feel… Read More »

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Providing For A Disabled Family Member

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

When someone is planning out their estate, they very often will want to provide for a disabled family member, bequeathing them certain assets or setting aside money for their use. However, what many are unaware of is that there are asset restrictions on government programs like Medicare and Medicaid (programs that many disabled people… Read More »

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Estate Planning & Healthcare Needs

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

With the COVID-19 pandemic still showing no signs of abating, the need for estate planning has unfortunately risen, especially in Florida and other places where there is a disproportionate share of vulnerable people who may be more likely to contract the disease. One of the most crucial issues that must be dealt with in… Read More »

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What Happens In A Formal Probate Administration?

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

When someone passes away, whether they have a Last Will and Testament or not, their estate must go through a process called probate, so as to ensure that the decedent’s wishes are respected (or that the proceeds of the estate are distributed according to Florida law). Some estates may be processed summarily, but the… Read More »

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Estate Planning For Blended Florida Families

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

A significant majority of U.S. families are blended in this day and age. Marriages are more likely to end than they once were, leading to more stepfamilies and nontraditional living situations. When it comes to estate planning, however, the law has not necessarily caught up with the evolution of the ‘average’ U.S. family, and… Read More »

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Claims Of Undue Influence In Florida Probate

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

In most cases, when a deceased person’s will is submitted to probate, the process is fairly uneventful, and the assets and debts of the deceased are disposed of appropriately. However, in some cases one or more heirs may bring a claim of undue influence against another person, and if this happens, it can throw… Read More »

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Holographic and Nuncupative Wills in Florida

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Preparing a will is often a simple matter for the average person, especially if they do not have very many assets to convey. However, not everyone chooses to enlist an attorney to help them create their wills, even though they arguably should. Sometimes individuals will choose to either handwrite their wills or even dictate… Read More »

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