Entries by Gary Landau

How Will Your Heirs Find Your Assets?

As recently as a few years ago, a probate attorney’s best advice after someone passed away was for the heirs to start checking the deceased person’s mail (after we offered our condolences, of course.) Over the course of a month, statements from all the accounts where the person kept their assets would flow in, so […]

What is a Homestead?

Think of the word homestead and pioneering families heading west to settle the land likely come to mind. But in real estate, the word has a different meaning. A homestead is your primary residence, which in many states is given an exemption from a portion of property taxes, or is even shielded from some liability. […]

Florida Estate Planning Checklist

The new year is always a good time to take stock of your estate plans and be sure they are up to date. You’ll want to leave your affairs in the best shape possible so when the time inevitably comes (hopefully many years from now), your family will be financially protected. Here is a quick […]