Miramar Estate Planning:
Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Miramar estate planning lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and Miramar 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.
Miramar Estate Planning Lawyer
Miramar is a city in southern Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 134,721. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which is home to approximately six million people. Miramar was founded by A.L. Mailman to serve as a "bedroom community" for nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Mailman bought the original property he was to develop from H.D. Perry, Sr. in 1953. He built 56 homes on the property that were inexpensive homes of concrete and flat roofs. These homes sold quickly because of the low cost of both the homes and the land, and the city of Miramar came into being. The city was incorporated on May 26, 1955, and was named for the Miramar area of Havana, Cuba where Mailman had a summer home (Miramar translates to "look at the sea" in Spanish). At the time of incorporation, the city had a population of less than two hundred people. With approximately 2.9 square miles of land area, Miramar's original city boundaries were Southwest 64 Avenue on the east, University Drive on the west, the Dade County line on the south, and Pembroke Road on the north. On June 20, 1955, the city's first mayor (Robert Gordon) and city council were sworn in, all of whom were appointed by the governor and served until January 1959, at which time the first municipal election was held. Mayor Robert Gordon is the individual who is attributed to have given the city its name. The city seal is inscribed with the motto "Beauty and Progress". If a resident of Miramar would need to have their estate go through probate, they would most likely end up in the probate court in Broward County located in downtown ft. Lauderdale. The probate court in Broward County has a large number of cases, however, it is very user friendly to navigate through. They have several procedures that were put into place to allow the cases to be completed in a timely manner.
Contact an experienced Miramar estate planning lawyer today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.
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