Introducing Law Offices of Eric Allen, P.A.

Wills

A will is a written direction controlling the disposition of property at death. The laws of each state set the formal requirements for a legal will.

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Probate

Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the decedent’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. In general, the decedent’s assets are used first to pay the cost of the probate proceeding, then are used to pay the decedent’s outstanding debts, and the remainder is distributed to the decedent’s beneficiaries.

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Trusts

The revocable, or “living,” trust is often promoted as a means of avoiding probate and saving taxes at death and is governed by Chapter 736, Florida Statutes. The revocable trust has certain advantages over a traditional will, but there are many factors to consider before you decide if a revocable trust is best suited to your overall estate plan. 

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