In Florida, choosing a personal representative (commonly called “executor”) to be in charge of your estate is a very personal decision. While you might think you have the final word in your will, there are certain criteria each personal representative must meet in order to be appointed. Your decision is secondary to the Florida Statutes. […]
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The Florida Health Care Surrogate: name the person who will make your health care decisions if you cannot.
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 […]
Without a will, you may be surprised who will get your property under Florida law.
In Florida, what property is inherited by your family if you die without a will (“intestate”) depends on what type of property you own at your death. Property is passed to your heirs in two ways: either outside of probate (“non-probate”), or through a court-supervised process called “probate”. Property Passing Outside of Probate: In many […]
Florida Wills : Requirements That May Impact You & Your Family
A Last Will and Testament is the document that is used to specify what will happen to your property after you die. A will is valuable to reduce confusion, stress, and conflict among surviving family members to whom property may be gifted or given upon your passing. Ideally it should clearly states your wishes for […]
A To-Do List for Estate Planning in St Johns County, Florida
At the Preddy Law Firm, P.A. our goal is to help families in St. Johns County, Florida and the Jacksonville area avoid frustration and fear when it comes to estate planning. By being proactive instead of reactive, a family can save time, anxiety, and money in the case of a loved one’s death. Estate planning […]