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Re: Any attorneys here?

Post by jjk308 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:08 pm

https://www.lawdepot.com/contracts/last ... DiEALw_wcB

https://www.legalzoom.com/sem/ep/last-w ... SDEALw_wcB

https://www.totallegal.com/wills.asp?sr ... JKEALw_wcB

https://eforms.com/wills/florida-last-w ... -template/

https://aboutfloridalaw.com/2011/10/13/ ... ill-forms/

I also highly recommend a revocable living trust. It'll keep your estate out of probate and let one of the heirs, (competent I hope) administer the settlement of the will. Only caveat is that everything has to be put in the trust ownership - my mother didn't do that and caused a lot of problems, delay, costs. Your banks, etc, can put all accounts, stocks, etc in the trust name and you can quit claim any real estate to it. Also she spent some $$ to have an attorney draw up the trust and he made a number of mistakes INCLUDING IN THE NAME! Also check that everything is titled under the proper trust name - one bank didn't so back to probate!

Most of the places that have wills also have revocable living trust forms. I had no problems doing our own on both documents.

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Post by Gmountain » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm

You guys can all call me and I will talk to you on the phone for free. PM me if you want my number. Plus, I will give FSN members a special deal.

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Post by photohause » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 am

Gmountain wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm
You guys can all call me and I will talk to you on the phone for free. PM me if you want my number. Plus, I will give FSN members a special deal.
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Such a deal! Very nice of you!
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Post by Keith » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Gmountain wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm
You guys can all call me and I will talk to you on the phone for free. PM me if you want my number. Plus, I will give FSN members a special deal.
Gmountain,

Thank you so much for everything! This is the guy to call if you need a will done. He was fair, through, and gave me my due time on the phone to explain everything to me. I hope I won't need another will any time soon but if I do I know who I am calling.

Thank you again!

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Post by chester field » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:45 pm

Good to know, thanks. We are due for an update soon. Quicken willmaker doesn't have a check box to leave your estate in trust to a house full of greyhounds.
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Post by Allme » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:33 am

Lose the idea of "will" and go with a trust unless you want that grief handed to your family after you die? Wills cost money to probate, yes they MUST be probated and they HAVE to be handled by an attorney (unless you can poop a bar #), wills are outdated and just plain suck. A family trust is the way to go, for added protection/management/utility you can also start an LLC and place that in the trust but that is another subject for another time.

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Post by Slartibartfast » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:22 am

Allme wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:33 am
Lose the idea of "will" and go with a trust unless you want that grief handed to your family after you die? Wills cost money to probate, yes they MUST be probated and they HAVE to be handled by an attorney (unless you can poop a bar #), wills are outdated and just plain suck. A family trust is the way to go, for added protection/management/utility you can also start an LLC and place that in the trust but that is another subject for another time.

a will going through probate is very simple and does not require an
attorney unless someone is contesting the will and family members
are fighting over assets.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools !

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Post by jjk308 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:34 am

Slartibartfast wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:22 am
Allme wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:33 am
Lose the idea of "will" and go with a trust unless you want that grief handed to your family after you die? Wills cost money to probate, yes they MUST be probated and they HAVE to be handled by an attorney (unless you can poop a bar #), wills are outdated and just plain suck. A family trust is the way to go, for added protection/management/utility you can also start an LLC and place that in the trust but that is another subject for another time.

a will going through probate is very simple and does not require an
attorney unless someone is contesting the will and family members
are fighting over assets.
If the estate is over $6000 (with exemptions) it must be probated. Over $75,000 and if the decedent has been dead for less than 2 years you can't use the simplified Summary Administration. Try it without an attorney at your risk. https://info.legalzoom.com/probate-smal ... 22311.html

A trust needs a pour-over will added to it. A pour-over will in Florida transfers all of a person's property and assets, that are subject to probate, into the decedent's trust when he or she passes away.

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