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  • Before Your Kids Leave For College, Make Sure They Sign These Documents

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Before Your Kids Leave For College, Make Sure They Sign These Documents

    With high school graduation coming up, many parents will soon watch their children become adults (at least in the eyes of the law) and leave home to pursue their education and career goals. Turning 18, graduating high school, and moving out is a huge accomplishment. And it also comes with some serious responsibilities that probably aren’t at the forefront of their (or your) mind right now. Once your children become legal adults, many areas that were once under your control are now solely up to them. Here’s the big one: Before they turned 18, you had access to their financial accounts and…… Read more>>


  • The Key Differences Between Wills and Trusts

    Sergio Cabanas |

    The Key Differences Between Wills and Trusts

    When discussing estate planning, a will is what most people think of first. Indeed, wills have been the most popular method for passing on assets to heirs for hundreds of years. But wills aren’t your only option. And if you rely on a will alone to pass on what matters, you’re guaranteeing your family has to go to court when you die. In contrast, other estate planning vehicles, such as trusts, which used to be available only to the uber wealthy, are now being used by those of all income levels and asset values to keep their loved ones out of…… Read more>>


  • Beginner’s Guide To Preparing For A Divorce

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Beginner’s Guide To Preparing For A Divorce

    Nobody enters into a marriage thinking they will get a divorce. However, when fairytale weddings turn into nightmares, the only escape is divorce. The bumpy ride that ensues is emotionally tumultuous, financially stressful and could even have a bearing on your mental and physical wellbeing.… Read more>>


  • Recently Divorced? Here’s Why You Should Put Aside Your Differences Come Tax Season

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Recently Divorced? Here’s Why You Should Put Aside  Your Differences Come Tax Season

    Divorce can wreak havoc on your finances. But what many divorced couples don’t realize is that they can expect to face recurring financial challenges during tax season for years after the divorce is finalized. While divorce is often adversarial, leaving both spouses with animosity in its wake, tax season is an opportune time to put aside those differences and cooperate to reach a mutually beneficial outcome. Filing taxes in the midst and even after divorce can be complicated. Even after a divorce, many couples retain financial ties in the form of ongoing support, shared assets, lingering retirement plan divisions, and tax…… Read more>>


  • Why You Should Choose Cabanas Law Firm!

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Why You Should Choose Cabanas Law Firm!

    As an attorney at Cabanas Law Firm, I have personally met with thousands of clients throughout the years in South Florida, and I have learned a lot about “the good, the bad, and the ugly” sides of the legal profession. I’ve heard the most common complaints about other lawyers as well as received suggestions from clients for ways this profession can better serve a client.… Read more>>


  • Planning Pays Off: An Illustrative Look at Carrie Fisher’s Semi-Failed Estate Plan

    Jeff Sinnock |

    Planning Pays Off: An Illustrative Look at Carrie Fisher’s Semi-Failed Estate Plan

    Whether your estate is modest or movie star worthy, the value of a good estate plan, properly handled, cannot be underestimated. A comprehensive plan can mean the difference between an expensive and unnecessary “time spent in court headache” for your loved ones or an easy “in your lawyer’s office” transition that allows your family time to grieve in peace. When a high profile celebrity passes away, we can learn a lot about the value of careful planning when using their estate plan as a case study. Carrie Fisher is one of the celebrities whose proactive, yet faulty, planning gives us an excellent…… Read more>>


  • The Pitfalls of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Wills: Lessons Learned from a Florida Probate Case

    Jeff Sinnock |

    The Pitfalls of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Wills: Lessons Learned from a Florida Probate Case

    DIY wills are becoming more common as legal services can now be accessed easily online. For better or worse, more and more people are turning to online services to meet their legal needs, maybe even you. Here’s what you need to know before you decide to create your own will, using an online service, or even a cheap lawyer for that matter. While these online companies are making legal services more accessible, they’re also doing their customers a disservice, as evidenced in the recent case of In re: Estate of Aldrich heard in a Florida appeals court. Ms. Aldrich created her will using…… Read more>>


  • How Cabanas Law Firm Helped A Client Get Child Support

    Jeff Sinnock |

    How Cabanas Law Firm Helped A Client Get Child Support

    Have you ever required child support from your child’s evasive parent, but couldn’t figure out your way around Family Law? Cabanas Law Firm has built a reputation, not on fancy marketing schemes or catchy radio jingles, but rather from a long list of client referrals and faithful returning clients who seek personal legal services.… Read more>>


  • Season's Greetings from Cabanas Law Firm

    Jeff Sinnock |

    Season's Greetings from Cabanas Law Firm

    During this season, we take time to reflect on the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success.… Read more>>


  • Considering A Divorce?

    Jeff Sinnock |

    Considering A Divorce?

    If you are considering a divorce, it's critical to understand what would happen in the event of your incapacity or death, either during the divorce or after. Unfortunately, many divorce lawyers do not discuss incapacity or death with clients simply because they do not have training in estate planning issues and it's not at the forefront of their minds when they are advising you through your divorce. So, that means you may need to be the one to bring it up. When you do, here are some things for you to keep in mind: Depending on the jurisdiction, as soon as…… Read more>>