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Monthly Archives: April 2019

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High Priority Tips & Advice For Estate Planning & Avoiding Probate

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

As estate planning and probate attorneys that practice and advise clients every day here in Florida, we see a lot of mistakes made with family estates; mistakes that lead to nasty probate outcomes that absolutely could have been avoided with better legal counsel and planning. Below, we’ve discussed some of the common topics that… Read More »

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Investigation Finds That Florida’s Court-Appointed Guardianship System Is Corrupt

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

According to a new investigation released by ABC Action News, court-appointed guardians are very rarely held accountable by the state agency in charge—the Office of Public and Professional Guardians (“the Office”)—when they commit serious violations. Since it was established, the Office has reportedly handed out less than 20 warning letters related to actions such… Read More »

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You Need an Estate Plan Even If You Do Not Have Children. Here’s Why

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Just like some couples assume that they do not need a prenuptial agreement unless they are extremely wealthy, others may assume that they do not need an estate plan if they do not have children. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. The reality is that, without an estate plan, you have no… Read More »

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Why Do I Need Beneficiary Designations If I Have A Will?

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

A will—like other elements of your estate plan, such as a trust, advance directive, health care proxy, power of attorney, etc.—is part of a bigger whole when it comes to estate planning. Beneficiary forms are another essential part of this process. They designate who you want to receive proceeds from certain accounts, such as… Read More »

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