Florida Probate Attorney vs. Estate Planning Attorney

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

What’s the difference anyway? Nope, there is no punchline here.  This isn’t a lawyer joke. But this is a pretty common question when I tell people what I do. What is a Florida Probate Attorney? A probate attorney guides and assists people in the administration of a persons estate.  More specifically, a Florida probate attorney is versed in the often …

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, …