Entries by Gary Landau

When Does It Pay to Wait to Probate

In Florida, as in many other states, you can begin a probate for a deceased relative or friend as soon as the person passes away. Often, there are sound reasons for starting the probate as soon as several days or weeks. But sometimes, it is smarter to wait. Starting early means the estate can begin […]

Should You Worry about the Estate Tax?

The estate tax currently affects only a tiny fraction of people in Florida. But even if you’re in its bullseye, there are ways to limit its effect People who hate it call it the death tax. People who want to see it increase label it the Paris Hilton tax. But despite the intense passions, the […]