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  • Divorcing? Here's What You Should Know About How It May Affect Your Trust

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    Trusts vary in their structure, funding, and terms, so it’s hard to know how divorce will impact your trust without review. It’s safe to say, without question, your trust (and really your entire estate plan) should be reviewed during your divorce to prevent unforeseen negative outcomes.… Read more>>


  • Here are 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced or Divorcing People

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    There are many changes that stem from Divorce and Separation.  Many of these changes can be unexpected.  If you are divorced, divorcing, or separated the New Year is a great time to focus on your new life, and take time to reflect on what changes you want and need to make for the future.  A recent blog written by William L Geary on DivorceMagazine.com points out 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced or Divorcing People.… Read more>>


  • 4 Ways Estate Planning Can Improve Relationships with Loved Ones

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    With the holiday season here, you’re probably spending lots of time with your family and friends. During these moments, you’re likely reminded of just how important these relationships can be. And as we grow older, you begin to realize how precious little time we have to spend with one another. Given life’s fleeting nature, using this time to talk about estate planning is vital for ensuring you and your loved ones will be provided and cared for no matter what happens. Though death and incapacity can be uncomfortable subjects to discuss, with a comprehensive plan in place, you’ll almost certainly experience…… Read more>>


  • Even Celebrities Like Queen Latifah Act as Caregivers for Their Aging Parents

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    We may not think about it often, but even celebrities take care of their aging parents. Actress, singer, and songwriter Queen Latifah played an active role in caring for her mother, Rita Owens, who was diagnosed with heart failure more than 10 years ago.… Read more>>


  • When Something is NOT Better Than Nothing—Part 2

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    Last week, we shared the first part of this series discussing the hidden dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning. … Read more>>


  • When Something is NOT Better Than Nothing—Part 1

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    Go online, and you’ll find tons of websites offering do-it-yourself estate planning documents. Such forms are typically quite inexpensive. Simple wills, for example, are often priced under $50, and you can complete and print them out in a matter of minutes.… Read more>>


  • What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die?

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    If you’re active on social media, Facebook probably plays a prominent role in your life. And now the social media titan can even play a role in your afterlife. Today, estate planning encompasses not only your tangible assets—bank accounts and real estate—but your digital assets as well, such as cryptocurrency, websites, and social media accounts. Though social media may seem trivial compared to the rest of your personal property, a Facebook account functions as a virtual diary of your daily life, making it a key part of your legacy—and one you’ll likely want to protect. Because social media is so new, there…… Read more>>


  • Avoid This Major Mistake When Adding an IRA to Your Estate Plan

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    Some people assume that because they’ve named a specific heir as the beneficiary of their IRA in their will or trust that there’s no need to list the same person again as beneficiary in their IRA paperwork. Because of this, they often leave the IRA beneficiary form blank or list “my estate” as the beneficiary.… Read more>>


  • Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    A last will and testament is the most commonly thought of document when it comes to an estate plan. But, really, it’s a very small part of an integrated plan that ensures your family stays out of Court and out of conflict when something happens to you.… Read more>>


  • Estate Planning Best Practices Gleaned From Famous Celebrity Deaths

    Sergio Cabanas |

    Prestigious Law Firm Pembroke Pines FL

    Discussing death can be awkward, and many people would prefer just to ignore estate planning all together. However, ignoring—or even putting off—such planning can be a huge mistake, as these celebrity stories will highlight. The next time one of your relatives tells you they don’t want to talk about estate planning, share these famous celebrities’ stories to get the conversation started. Such cautionary tales offer first-hand evidence of just how critical it is to engage in estate planning, even if it’s uncomfortable. The Marley Family Battle You would think that with millions of dollars in assets—including royalties offering revenue for the indefinite future—at…… Read more>>