Wills don’t avoid probate in Florida!

Long H. Duong, Esq. Estate Planning Leave a Comment

  One more time:  Wills DO NOT avoid probate in Florida (nope, not even in Gainesville, Ocala, Newberry or Jonesville!) My practice has become more and more about probate administration and the same question keeps popping up: Does a Will avoid probate in Florida? Rather than hearing a resounding NO, how about this concept:  A Last Will and Testament almost …

Do it yourself estate planning could cost your heirs $75,000.

Long H. Duong, Esq. Estate Planning 1 Comment

I am beginning to see more and more Florida probate cases where the inherent problems come from the poorly drafted or executed “do it yourself” Wills, Trusts and Estate Plans. Yes, there’s a time and a place for bargain shopping, but I’ll never understand how a person who has worked so hard to build an estate, however modest or grand, …