Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


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Consider Loans and Gifts You’ve Made To Your Children When You Create Your Estate Plan
October 17, 2020

Most parents do their best not to favor one child over another. That’s the case when the kids are young, and continues when they are grown. So when you are planning your estate, you probably want to be fair when…

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How Floridians Can Pass Tangible Personal Property to Loved Ones
September 29, 2020

For most people, the ultimate goal of estate planning is to promote family harmony. If your family members get along well, you want your plan to encourage more of the same. If they don’t, you want to avoid adding more…

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An Inheritance Trust Can Keep Your Assets In Your Family
July 30, 2020

Do you have married children? Are you thinking about your estate planning? If the answer to both is yes, one of your goals is probably making sure your hard-earned assets end up with your own grandchildren should your child get…

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Estate Planning For Minor Children
How To Protect Minor Children With An Estate Plan: 5 Tips
July 28, 2020

Do you have an estate plan that protects your minor child if you pass away? It’s essential that you do. If nothing else, this pandemic has demonstrated that no one is immune. Hopefully you will be around a long time…

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We are working at home for you. Stop by and visit!
May 6, 2020

UPDATE: June 29. 2020:  Our plans to re-open our physical offices have been postponed due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Please check back at this website, where we will announce the new re-opening date.   The Karp Law…

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Find Missing Money
Find Missing Money
April 28, 2020

Madonna found money owed her for appearing in a gaming company’s video. Robert DeNiro had money waiting from Warner Brothers. Even Bloomberg LP (yes, that Bloomberg) had checks waiting for him from New York State. You need not be a…

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Parents and Adult Children Shy Away From “The Talk”
April 27, 2020

As estate planning attorneys, we generally encourage clients to discuss their estate plans and financial plans with their adult children, even if they provide them with just a rough overview. Many clients, for many reasons, are reluctant to follow through…

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An Estate Conflict Straight Out of Hollywood
An Estate Conflict Straight Out of Hollywood
April 13, 2020

Here’s an intriguing, somewhat salacious estate planning story straight out of Tinsel Town. It even sounds like a Hollywood movie. Not surprisingly, it involves two marriages, children from both, and of course, big money. Read on and take a break…

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Guardianship In Florida: A Bad Apple
February 13, 2020

On February 11, Rebecca Fierle was arrested in Marion County, Florida on felony charges of aggravated abuse of an elderly person. As disturbing as elder abuse is, this case is particularly horrifying because Fierle was a professional guardian, entrusted with…

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Homestead Exemption Deadline is March 1
January 28, 2020

The deadline for Florida homeowners to apply for homestead exemption on their primary residence is March 1, 2020. The exemption can reduce the assessed value of your primary residence by as much as $50,000. There are also additional exemptions for…

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