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The Neighbor is Herding Your Cats

What happens without a will or trust for your pets, or plans for them? I was on vacation a little while ago when I received a call from Orange County Animal Services, notifying me that I had come into possession of four cats. I like cats. But I’m allergic to them. And after that thought,

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A Will or Trust? It’s Not About the Size of Your Estate

When I use the word “trust” in a consultation, people often quickly tell me that they don’t have enough money or assets to require a trust. This is a common misconception, that a trust requires a vast estate. Perhaps we owe that to the word “trust” conjuring up visions of large philanthropic organizations that operate

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Effect of Divorce on Your Will, Trust, and Beneficiary Forms

Are you going through a divorce, or have gone through one recently? If you’ve ever had the passing thought that your ex-spouse is still named in your will or trust, and cringed, thinking that you have to get that changed before you accidentally hand over your accounts to someone whom you don’t even want to

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Rosemont Community Abstract of Title

This Abstract of Title for the old Rose farm at the corner of 441 and Lee Road in Orlando is delightful. Developed into the Rosemont community, it includes the history of the land. Restrictions on development of the golf course parcels until at least year 2072 begin on page 354. Because of the size of the

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Test-driving FindaRideFlorida.com

A new website from the Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Program, www.FindaRideFlorida.com, is designed to offer solutions to aging adults (and others) who have given up their car keys. Listings feature information on whether door-to-door service is offered, and if vehicles have wheelchair accessibility. Your Caring Law Firm took FindaRideFlorida.com for a

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If You Own Out of State Property, Establish a Trust

If you own out of state property, it’s almost a certainty that you and your family will be better served by a trust instead of a will. Why is that? First, consider that probate is unavoidable with a will. Many of my clients arrive at my office assuming that probate is only for those that

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Stranger Things from Beyond the Courthouse

Recent surveys from Caring.com show that only 42% of U.S. adults have estate planning documents. The following cases could have been easily avoided with those documents in place. (All names in the following case examples have been changed.) Elizabeth Always Had a Plan Elizabeth’s son, Steve, came to us in when his mother was becoming

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