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Estate Planning Tips Single Floridians Need When They Near the Proposed Tax Limits

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that the state of Florida does not impose an estate or inheritance tax? This is great news, but some residents may have to remain mindful of the federal estate tax limits. While the current exemptions are high enough that very few Americans need to be concerned, at a federal exclusion of… Read More »

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Do You Have An Estate Plan? Here Are Five Common Reasons Why Having An Estate Plan Is Important

By Paul E. Riffel |

Do you have an estate plan in place? There can be a variety of reasons why this can be important. Let us discuss five such reasons. 1. You have children. If you have a child, it can be important to at least have a Last Will and Testament. If you do not identify who… Read More »

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Are There Different Types of Trusts That Can Be Used in Estate Planning?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that there are different types of trusts? This may come as a surprise to those new to the area of estate planning, but it may be important to be familiar with the basic types of trusts. We will discuss some of the basics about trusts and the different types of trusts… Read More »

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Is It Time to Add an Irrevocable Trust to Your Florida Estate Plan

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that irrevocable trusts can offer unique benefits?  How do you determine if it is time to add an irrevocable trust to your Florida estate plan?  First, let us look at what makes a trust irrevocable. Trusts are either revocable or irrevocable. The primary difference is that a revocable trust can be… Read More »

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Nursing home care is expensive

By Paul E. Riffel |

As people age, they are often surprised to learn how much nursing homes cost. Nursing home bills often run $85,000 or more annually, and many seniors quickly deplete their life savings trying to pay for the care, treatment and support they need. Because of these, a good estate planning attorney will take into consideration… Read More »

New Health Care Surrogate Form

By Paul E. Riffel |

As of October 1, 2015 the Florida health care surrogate law was revised. This new revision allows the health care surrogate to become effective immediately without needing to prove the signor is incapacitated. This is very important since it can save a lot of time having the health care surrogate accepted. For example, under… Read More »

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The truth about will-preparation software

By Paul E. Riffel |

Even people who use software to create their own wills should meet with an estate-planning attorney, according to an article in the New York Times. The author of the Times article used several programs to draft her will, and then she met with an attorney to discuss her drafts—and their errors and potential problems…. Read More »

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Do you need a will?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Fewer than half of American adults have wills, according to a survey reported on by the New York Times. “No one likes to think about dying — and that is probably one reason most Americans lack wills,” the article states. Another reason: “I just haven’t gotten around to it.” But this is a dangerous… Read More »

Tampa Estate Planning Attorney

Paul Riffel Law is located in Tampa FL and serves clients in and around Brandon, Tampa, Valrico, Odessa, Thonotosassa, Gibsonton, Sydney, Dover, Land O Lakes, Oldsmar, Apollo Beach, Lithia, Safety Harbor, Trilby, Plant City, Durant, Holiday, Hillsborough County and Pasco County.

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