Four Tips to Make Your Divorce Less Stressful

Few things are as stressful as divorce. Your world is been turned upside down and your old routines have disappeared. You may not feel well: divorce can cause sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, and even a weakened immune system. It may not seem like it when you’ve spent the past 24 hours on the couch with a blanket and a pile of wet Kleenex, but you may come to think of your divorce as one of the turning points to a Read More

Estate Planning: Three Benefits of a Living Trust

A living trust can be a valuable estate planning tool for many people. A revocable living trust designates someone to be responsible for the management of your property. A trust fund usually has three designated roles: the creator, who is usually the person the trust is written for; a trustee, which would also be the person the trust is written for as long as he/she is still living; and the beneficiaries. The trust Read More

Miami Estate Planning: Getting Started with Your Will

There are lots of things we tend to avoid. Going to the dentist. This year’s flu shot. In a list of things we keep putting off, writing a will probably even ranks ahead of going to the dentist. We all know we should do it, but we keep telling ourselves we can do it next month or next year. All this procrastination can have unfortunate consequences. If you die without a will, who inherits your property is probably Read More

Get Through Divorce: How to Defuse or Avoid Arguments with Your Spouse

Most people in the midst of a divorce are emotionally vulnerable. Unfortunately, sometimes that means arguments can get out of hand, and sometimes arguments that get out of hand can have an influence on the outcome of the divorce. And being around constant fighting is definitely not good for children: arguing parents can be very frightening and disturbing. There are certain, predictable reactions to divorce everyone Read More

Miami Estate Planning: Four Important Issues to Consider

Estate planning is the process of arranging your affairs to preserve your assets and transfer them after your death to all designated heirs, whether they are friends, family, or even a favored charity. It can be a complicated undertaking, given the shifting federal tax laws, but once you take certain issues into account and decide accordingly, estate planning becomes easier. Here are four important issues that need Read More

Is Your Prenuptial Agreement Valid?

Few couples who intend to get married envision the relationship ever ending. But divorce can and does happen, and prenuptial agreements will ensure that your rights and assets (and those of your spouse) are safeguarded in the event of divorce. Prenuptial agreements lay out each party’s respective obligations and rights, and direct how certain assets will be shared in the event that the couple separates or divorces. Read More

Secure Your Future: Five Costly Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Estate planning is challenging. The stakes are high and the process can be intimidating - particularly if you don’t have legal guidance you can depend on. In this blog entry we are going to highlight five common mistakes that many people make while planning their estate, and how to avoid them. 1. Keeping It a Secret Many people think that they should keep their will or other estate planning documents a secret from Read More

Don’t Let Divorce Damage Your Kids: Five Ways to Protect Children in Divorce

Divorce is challenging for children - but it doesn’t have to be devastating. There are steps you can take to minimize the negative impact that a divorce can have on your children. While they aren’t all easy, they are well worth the effort. Review the following five items that have been shown to help children of divorce cope better before, during, and long after this traumatic event. 1. Intentionally Model Read More

The Finances of Divorce: Four Financial Tips

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult things anyone will ever experience.  Even if everyone involved agrees that it is the best decision, it can still be devastating emotionally and financially.  While there is often a lot of assistance available to people to help them get through the complex emotions associated with a divorce, most people are left on their own to figure out how to get through the Read More

Estate Planning: Three Ways to Minimize Probate Costs

One important reason to go through the process of estate planning is to help make it as easy as possible for your loved ones after you pass away.  In many cases, much of your estate will have to go through the probate process, which can be costly and time consuming.  With a little bit of planning today, however, you can help minimize the overall probate costs so your loved ones can receive the most possible benefit Read More