Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Tips on Funding Your Living Trust
November 12, 2022

When planning their estates, many Florida residents opt to create a revocable living trust. A revocable trust has many benefits: It can spare your family the hassle and expense of dealing with the probate court; provide privacy; protect you from…

Living Trust: The Basics
July 2, 2017

The living trust, also known as the intervivos trust or revocable trust, is a useful and popular estate planning tool in Florida, and rightly so. Here are some of the key advantages of this versatile legal instrument. And also, some…

Surprise, it’s ancillary probate
July 9, 2016

People who ask The Karp Law Firm to handle the Florida probate of a loved one’s estate often have an inkling of what’s ahead: just about everyone has heard horror stories about the probate courts, particularly the courts in Florida….

Have you funded your revocable trust?
October 16, 2012

What is the difference between a revocable trust that prevents your estate from going through probate, and a revocable trust that’s just a stack of papers?┬áThe answer: funding your revocable trust. This is an essential step you must take once…

What Can An Elder Law Attorney Do For You?
May 21, 2012

Could you use help from a Florida Elder Law Attorney? To answer that question, we should probably start with an even more basic question: What the heck is elder law, anyway? Since May is National Elder Law Month, this is…