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These agreements are not just for the rich or business owners. They are also not just for people who think that their marriage or relationship will not stand the test of time. They are for couples, whether or not contemplating marriage, who want to create a blueprint for their finances.
Guardian Advocate is a simplified guardianship procedure in Florida available specifically for adult persons with developmental disabilities, such as Autism, Celebral Pasy, Spina Bifida, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Aspergers.
If you have a disabled relative or close friend, there is some important information you should have regarding special needs trusts (SNT).
Federal Medicaid rules protect a Medicaid recipient’s home and the property the house is on, and that is an important protection for spouses who remain in the community.
Florida is one of several states which permits the use of a qualified income trust (QIT) when a Medicaid applicant’s income exceeds the Medicaid income cap.
By doing planning in advance, you can pay for your long-term care and protect assets for your loved ones, through Medicaid planning.
Probate is a process of the administering an individual’s final affairs and is designed to transfer the deceased’s property.
A Health Care Surrogate grants a person you choose the power to make important medical decisions for you, if you become incapacitated.
You are lucky if you have been asked to serve as someone’s health care surrogate because you get a choice whether to accept the job.
Wills and Trusts are both estate planning documents used to pass assets on to beneficiaries at death. However, there are distinct advantages to using a Trust over a Will.