Effects of Marriage and Divorce on Wills

People do crazy things when they are in love, but if they fall out of love, these same people generally want out of any arrangements that they made while under the influence (of love).  On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes spouses get wrapped up in the newness of marriage, and they forget to change their estate planning documents to account for their new spouse.  Florida law has solutions for both of these scenarios, though a recent case illustrated a wrinkle in the solutions. Although the subsequent marriage of an individual doesn’t revoke a prior will, a pretermitted spouse …

Estate Planning for Millennials

Confession I must confess something before we get to far into this post.  Despite my best efforts to act like a grumbly octogenarian whenever it’s not too socially uncouth—I am a millennial. What is a Millennial? Millennials, defined by the Pew Research Center, as those individuals born between 1981 and 1996, are commonly looked down upon by the Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and Generation X (1965-1980).[1] Often mistaken for hipsters, which is as much an overemphasized subculture of the millennial era as the beatniks were of the early Baby Boomer years, millennials often get a bad rap.  Not all of us …