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Discover the latest news, cases, and estate planning insights in Florida at Knudsen Law Blogs. Our dedicated Tampa estate planning attorneys delve into crucial legal topics to keep you well-informed and equipped to protect your assets and loved ones. Stay up-to-date with relevant information and make well-informed decisions for your future with our expert guidance.

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Are Pet Trusts Legal in Florida?

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Florida has a pet ownership rate of well over 50%, and this equates to over 12 million pet owners in the State. While many Florida residents focus on their human beneficiaries during the estate planning process, others worry about what will happen to their beloved dogs and cats. If this sounds familiar, you might… Read More »

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Who is entitled to notice in a Florida Probate?

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In Florida, the process of probate involves the administration of a deceased person’s estate. The individuals entitled to notice of a Florida probate proceeding generally include: Interested Parties: Heirs: Individuals who would inherit from the decedent if there is no will. Devisees: Individuals named in the will to receive specific assets. Beneficiaries: Individuals designated… Read More »

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Is an Out of State Trust Agreement Valid in Florida?

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The validity of an out-of-state trust agreement in Florida can be a complex legal issue and may depend on various factors, including the specific terms of the trust, the laws of the state in which the trust was created, and Florida state law. In general, Florida law recognizes the validity of trusts created in… Read More »

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Understanding the Impending Changes to Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) brought significant changes to the realm of estate and gift taxation in the United States. One of the most notable provisions of this legislation was the doubling of the exemption for decedents who passed away or gifts made between December 31, 2017, and January 1,… Read More »

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What Does Per Stirpes Mean?

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When it comes to estate planning, there’s a multitude of legal jargon that can leave you feeling bewildered. One such term you might have come across is “per stirpes.” In this blog post, we’ll demystify this term and explain why it’s essential in the world of inheritance and estate distribution. What Does “Per Stirpes”… Read More »

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The Power of Florida Land Trusts

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If you’re a real estate investor in Florida, you’re likely familiar with the advantages of holding property through various legal entities. Among these, Florida Land Trusts are a powerful and flexible tool that can provide numerous benefits, from privacy to asset protection. In this blog, we’ll explore what Florida Land Trusts are and how… Read More »

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How Do Probate Attorneys Fees Work in Florida?

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The basics: Reasonable Fees: Florida law requires that attorney fees be reasonable for the services rendered. What is considered reasonable can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the time and effort required, and other factors. Statutory Fee Schedule: Florida Statutes, specifically Section 733.6171, outlines a statutory fee schedule for attorney compensation in… Read More »

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What’s the Importance of a Florida Durable Power of Attorney?

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When it comes to planning for your future in Florida, a durable power of attorney is a legal document that should not be overlooked. This powerful tool allows you to designate someone you trust to make important financial and legal decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. In this blog… Read More »

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Estate Planning and Probate: A Guide

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When it comes to planning for the future, many Floridians often overlook the significance of estate planning and the intricacies of Florida probate. Understanding the nuances of Florida probate is essential for ensuring a seamless transition of assets and property following one’s passing. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the realm of Florida probate… Read More »

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The Importance of Revocable Living Trusts for Young Parents

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Parenthood is a joyous and life-changing experience, but it also comes with significant responsibilities. As young parents, you are not only nurturing and caring for your children’s present needs but also planning for their future. One essential tool in securing your family’s financial future is a revocable living trust. While many young parents may… Read More »

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