Your right to self-determination and to make ethical decisions about your own medical treatment are protected under Florida law. What many people do not realize, however, is that these rights can be entrusted to a loved one, should you lose the capacity to make health care decisions yourself. In fact, the Designation of Health Care […]
Category: Advanced Directives
Florida Law has four advanced directives which are only valid during your lifetime. The documents are intended to direct who you would like to make both medical and financial decisions on your behalf.
New to Florida? Are Your Estate Plan Documents Still Good?
Many people move to Florida. Some move here for the sunshine, warm weather, and the beaches. Others come for new opportunities. We welcome all of you. Many who relocate to Florida are concerned that estate plan documents they had prepared in another state may not be valid in Florida. These documents could include last wills, […]
Second Marriages and Trust Litigation
In the case of a second marriage, the parent of adult children usually want their children to maintain a relationship with the new spouse. Perhaps the second marriage began when the children were still minors or it may be after they have grown. The biggest misconception of a parent is to prepare estate planning documents […]
Durable Power of Attorney Increasingly Important for Aging Parents
As we see the aging of our parents, we are grateful for so many advances in caring for the physical wellbeing of them. Certain cancers, heart disease and broken bones are no longer a death sentence to the aging parent. However, with longer life comes deterioration of the mind, a mental decline that medicine has […]