For most people, the primary motivation for creating an estate plan is to ensure that their estate assets are distributed according to their wishes after they are gone. A comprehensive estate plan, however, can accomplish a great deal more than just providing a road map for the distribution of assets. In fact, a well drafted [ ] The post Port St. Lucie Probate Attorneys Offer Tips for Probate Avoidance appeared first on Kulas Law Group.
The average life expectancy of someone living in the United States has nearly doubled since the turn of the 20th century. Today, we can expect our parents and grandparents to live well into their 80s and beyond. While this means we can enjoy our older loved ones for much longer, it also increases the odds [ ] The post Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorneys Explain Guardianship appeared first on Kulas Law Group.
You have undoubtedly been told by well-meaning friends and family member about the importance of having an estate plan in place – even if that estate plan consists of nothing more than a Last Will and Testament. Unfortunately, however, no one has taken the time to explain to you why having an estate plan is [ ] The post Port St. Lucie Probate Attorneys Explain Intestate Succession appeared first on Kulas Law Group.
If you have a parent, or other loved one, who is enjoying their “Golden Years,” it is in their best interest for you to learn more about the growing problem of elder abuse in the United States. Sadly, as the nation’s older population continues to explode, the rate at which elder abuse occurs appears to [ ] The post Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorneys Offer Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse appeared first on Kulas Law Group.
The loss of a family member or other loved one is typically followed by a period of grief during which the last thing you likely want to focus on is the legalities of the decedent’s death. If, however, you were named as the Executor of the estate in the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, you [ ] The post Port St. Lucie Probate Attorneys Common Steps Involved in Probating an Estate appeared first on Kulas Law Group.
Sadly, not everyone respects and honors their elders in the United States – or in most other countries for that matter. In fact, some unscrupulous criminals actually target older individuals because they tend to be more vulnerable and are easier to victimize. Whether you are a senior yourself, or the loved one of an older [ ] The post Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorneys Offer Tips to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Scammers appeared first on Kulas Law Group.
If you’ve recently had a loved one pass away and find yourself involved in the settling of his or her estate, then chances are that you’re getting an opportunity to experience the probate process on a first-hand basis. For many people, probate can be an intimidating process that is made more complex by the fact [ ] The post Navigating the Process: St. Lucie Probate Court Essentials appeared first on Robert J. Kulas.