Cutler Bay Estate Planning:
Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Cutler Bay estate planning lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and Cutler Bay estate planning matters.
It is never too early to make arrangements for your future. Many people go through life believing that they do not need to create an estate plan because we are too young or have no assets. An estate plan is important to have because we never know what tomorrow will bring and the goal would be to make sure our family or loved ones do not have to worry about the future. Creating an estate plan is a practical way to ensure that your wishes are honored. Without an estate plan, your healthcare and financial decisions during life might not be followed and your assets post death will be distributed according to Florida’s intestacy laws. When planning your estate, there are some key documents that will ensure your wishes for your estate to be honored.
There are several important documents that can be prepared to help an individual prepare for different life scenarios. One of those documents is the Durable power of attorney, this particular document allows someone to act on the principle’s behalf and is effective until the principle passes away or until they act to revoke the power they’ve granted to their agent. This particular document allows a third party, an agent to make financial and legal decisions on the principle’s behalf.
The Designation of Health Care Surrogate is another important document that should be considered in preparing for different life scenarios. This document gives an agent permission to make medical decisions for an individual when they are unable to make them for themselves. There are several other documents that should be discussed with an attorney to determine what is best for your individual plan.
Cutler Bay Estate Planning Lawyer
Cutler Bay is an incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida established in 2005, with a population of approximately 45,425 as of 2020. With 45,425 people, Cutler Bay is in 9th place of the top 10 most populous municipalities of the 34 municipalities that make up Miami's urban core, it is the 33rd most populous municipality out of the 163 municipalities that up Miami Metropolitan Area and Cutler Bay is also the 88th most populated city in the state of Florida out of 919 cities. The borders were established as running from SW 184th Street (Eureka Dr) east of US 1 to the coast, and north of Black Point Marina, at 25°34′50″N 80°20′48″W. The town's boundaries include the northeast section of Biscayne National Park, areas formerly known as Cutler Ridge to the west, as well as the neighborhood and former CDP of Lakes by the Bay to the east.
In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall near the area and caused extensive destruction. Lakes by the Bay was one of the areas of Miami most affected by Hurricane Andrew, and most homes and businesses in the area were completely destroyed. The area has since been rebuilt. Cutler Ridge, an ancient coral formation, stretches from south Miami, where it rises approximately 22 feet, through the Cutler Bay area, at a height of 14 feet, to Homestead, Florida, where it is about 8 feet. Cutler Ridge has been incorporated into the hurricane emergency plans for the area as lands east of the ridge are subject to storm surge, but areas west of the ridge would generally be protected. Due to Cutler Bay's position in a flat, low-lying coastal wetland area on Biscayne Bay, the area is prone to flooding. During the rainy season, Cutler Bay's many canals, channels, and lakes are frequently full of water, and the groundwater table also is full and close to the surface. Flood hazards include rainfall from tropical storms, hurricanes, and other heavy rain events. Many Cutler Bay residents family members end up having to go through the probate courts in order to complete their family members estates after their passing. If the residents of Cutler Bay would need to go through probate they will be using the Miami Dade Probate Court for any of their probate matters. They have several procedures that were put into place to allow the probate cases to be completed in a timely manner. Miami’s probate court has many cases that go through the probate process regularly, however, as busy as the probate court system is in Miami their system is very user friendly to navigate through.
Contact an experienced Cutler Bay estate planning lawyer today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.
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