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Do I Need a Federal Tax Id. for My Living Trust?

When estate planning lawyers set up a Living Trust (also sometimes called a Revocable Trust), we instruct clients to title their non-qualified assets in the name of the Trust. Not infrequently, clients try to do this and are mistakenly asked by their bank or credit union: what is the Tax Id. number for the Trust? The question wrongly implies that a Living Trust must have a separate Tax Id. number. This blog discusses that misunderstanding. 

When Jewelry has Legs...The All-Too-Common Case of Missing Estate Assets!

As an estate lawyer, I often see cases where a person dies and leaves certain items of jewlery to a specific beneficiary. However, when time comes to distribute that gift, all-too-often the jewelry has gone missing. 

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In Florida Trust Administration, what is a Notice of Trust?

After the grantor or settler of a Trust dies, the successor Trustee has certain administration duties which must be fulfilled. One such duty is to file a document known as a "Notice of Trust." The Notice is filed with the probate court of the county of the settlor's domicile and the court having jurisdiction of the settlor's estate. Typically, the Notice should be filed as soon as possible after the death of the settler of the Trust.

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