Pembroke Pines Estate Planning:
Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Pembroke Pines estate planning lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and Pembroke Pines 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.
Pembroke Pines Estate Planning Lawyer
Pembroke Pines is a city in southern Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is located 22 miles (35 km) north of Miami. The population of Pembroke Pines is 171,178 as of the 2020 census. It is a suburb of and the fourth-most populous city in the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015. Pembroke Pines was officially incorporated on January 16, 1960. The city's name, Pembroke Pines, is traced back to Sir Edward J. Reed, a member of Britain's Parliament for the County of Pembroke from 1874 to 1880, who in 1882 formed the Florida Land and Mortgage Company to purchase from Hamilton Disston a total of 2 million acres of mostly swampland located throughout the southern half of Florida. A road put through one of the tracts came to be known as Pembroke Road. When incorporating the city, Walter Smith Kipnis, who became the city's first mayor, suggested the name Pembroke Pines because of the pine trees growing near Pembroke Road. The first inhabitants of the area were American Indians, who first appeared about 4,000 years ago. Skeletal remains of animal hunters dating back about 10,000 years were found around Broward County, showing that perhaps human beings had lived in the area even earlier. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90.2 km2), of which 33.1 square miles (85.8 km2) are land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (4.88%) are covered by water, making it one of the largest cities in Broward County.
A 2017 study put the city in third place for US cities most vulnerable to coastal flooding, with 116,000 residents living within FEMA's coastal floodplain. Pembroke Pines has a tropical monsoon climate with hot, wet summers and warm, dry winters. If a resident of Pembroke Pines 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 Pembroke Pines estate planning lawyer today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.
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