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Protect Your Digital Legacy

Digital legacy planning with Siegel Law Group.

Are you worried about your digital legacy? Don't leave things to chance, let's work together and start planning now. [contact-form-7 id="4289" title="Protect Your Digital Legacy Lead Gen"] Proper estate planning is important to ensure that last wishes, assets, and accounts are handled properly when you or a loved one passes on. The rise of the internet and social media in the last twenty years has created a new exigence for wills and trusts - handling the digital legacy of the deceased. Without usernames and passwords, it may not be possible to recover some digital assets or access online accounts. A recent, tragic...

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Will Your Estate Plan Work The Way It Should?

Will Your Estate Plan Work The Way It Should? From the Siegel Law Group in Boca Raton

At Siegel Law Group, we understand that estate planning is a process that takes careful thought and consideration. Our team of experts can help ensure that your estate plan works the way it should. Using strategic long-term thinking, the estate planning process can be taken care of seamlessly. Put your trust in the right legal hands. Funding Asset titles must be changed so that the signed estate planning documents can control them to complete the estate planning process. Retitling your assets is known as funding. Funding your trust involves changing the title to assets which may be owned individually, in joint tenancy,...

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You Can Trust Your Children, Right?

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Most often when parents become elderly, they turn to their adult children to handle their affairs. It is usually the most logical solution - who can you trust more than your own children? Unfortunately, there are certain cases where the logical choice ended up backfiring. Take the case of 87-year-old Ellen and her five children. Her oldest son, Bob, has been given power of attorney by Ellen, which gave him access to all of her accounts. As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility and Bob had failed that test when he started stealing most of his mother’s money,...

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What to Consider When Leaving Money to Minors

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If you are considering setting up a fund for your children - it may seem like a confusing process but you don’t have to do it alone. There are various options when deciding how to leave money to a minor like living trusts. As minors can’t own investments outright, it is important to choose an option that best fits your intentions. At Siegel Law Group, we help you understand your options and choose the best one. Let’s talk about UGMA and UTMA UGMA is a Uniform Gift to Minors while a UTMA is a Uniform Transfers to Minors. The greatest distinction between...

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Understanding Trustees: What Do They Do?

If you or a loved one have been designated as the Trustee of a Trust, it is crucial that you understand its roles and responsibilities. This month, we looked at the duties that come with being a Trustee, and what the Siegel Law Group, P.A. can do for you. What is a Living Trust? A Trust is a legal arrangement through which an individual, referred to as a Trustee, holds legal title to effectively manage their own assets or another person’s assets. Generally, the Grantor will name themselves as the initial Trustee and assign another person or entity to serve as the...

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9 Unexpected Estate Planning Problems

When it comes to Estate Planning, it is crucial that you consider the issues that may arise after you have moved on. On top of all of our responsibilities, it may be difficult to set aside enough time to ensure your Estate Plan is in order.  There may be all sorts of unintended consequences and complications when we forget to plan ahead.  In order to avoid these problems, consider these nine unexpected Estate Planning problems to avoid. 1. Probate Court-supervised administration of your estate is never an easy journey.  Despite helpful court personnel, there are still filing fees, privacy issues, and long waiting...

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Probate & Estate Planning

Everyone Fears It, But Few Know What It Is Typically, people begin Estate Planning with the intention of avoiding Probate. Probate has been given a bad reputation, but there is nothing inherently “bad” about it at all. Probate protects a person’s rights and wishes in the event that they pass intestate, or without a Will or Trust. With Probates, a judge determines the distribution of the deceased’s assets in accordance with state law. What Happens During the Probate Process? The legal procedures for a Probate can differ drastically depending on the state, judge, and the size of the estate. In any case, an executor (in...

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Avoiding a Family Feud by Using a Personal Property Memo

When it comes to writing a Will or a Trust, most of us think we know what to include. Real estate? Check. Investments? Check. Expensive jewelry? Check. All those are important to get down on paper, but what about the countless knickknacks, heirlooms, and personal possessions you’ve accumulated over your lifetime? While seemingly innocuous, these can be a source of unnecessary tension and conflict after your passing. Familial Conflict The truth is that while real estate and any of the other big ticket items can seem more important, to your family the monetary value of what you leave behind isn’t always as important as the...

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