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Mastry Law P.A.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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It’s a stinging feeling. To be left out of a will feels like a rebuke from beyond the grave. You’ll need to set aside your emotions and consider your options, which may be limited. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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The co-founder of Microsoft serves as an excellent example of advance planning, maintaining privacy and creating a legacy. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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It’s going to take more than a super hero to unravel the mess that Stan Lee left behind. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Trusts serve a variety of functions in estate planning, and they aren’t just for wealthy people. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Most of those who will be eligible in 2019 are over age 50 and would otherwise have no healthcare. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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There are opportunities to trade options using Roth IRAs, but investors must follow many of the same rules that apply to traditional IRAs. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Now you can direct your funeral from the great beyond, if you live in the Wolverine State. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Often overlooked, the beneficiary designation can be one of the easiest ways to move assets directly to heirs without going through the probate process. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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529 college savings plans are a great way to fund a college education and they can now also be used for other educational needs. However, they can also be part of your estate plan. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Maybe you made your first million in a crowdfunded start up, and now you’re working with venture capitalists on your next big idea. If marriage is on your event horizon, do you need a prenup? Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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This is a sad reminder that much elder financial abuse takes place at the hands of family members. In this case, a son and daughter-in-law have been charged with taking more than $150,000 from the 86-year-old father. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Just because Warren Buffet wants billionaires to sign his giving pledge, doesn’t mean you have to. However, not everyone wants to leave everything to their kids. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Young people don’t think they’ll ever need any kind of will. However, a living will makes sense for people at every age and stage of life. We never know when a serious illness or injury will occur. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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The typical example is an ex-spouse getting all your retirement savings. However, what if you have a child with an opioid addition, you die, and he or she inherits hundreds of thousands of dollars—that vanish in less than a year? Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Most of us don’t realize how important it is to save and plan for retirement, until we’re around the corner from that big change. Sometimes you can catch up, and sometimes you have to delay retiring. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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If you’re a business owner who loves what you do, you consider your business to be one of your biggest achievements after your family and enjoy the challenges it presents. As for retiring, why should you? Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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We may never know how one of the founders of Microsoft structured his estate plan. His finances were addressed wisely, and his legacy will likely continue for many years, if not many generations. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Here’s a complex area that people tend to ignore, until it’s too late to do anything about it. Better solution: speak with an estate planning attorney while changes can still be made. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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A bundle of recordings that the hip-hop icon made and never released, have now been returned to his estate following a five-year legal battle. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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If the trust is not accomplishing its original purpose, you may need to make a change. That’s sometimes a result of situations changing, while at other times because they were not set up correctly. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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It’s one thing to fight with a sibling over toys when you are young. However, as adults, and more to the point, as an executor, there’s no room for tantrums or not acting in the best interests of the beneficiaries. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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To help plan for retirement, it helps to move from asking global questions, like “Can I afford to retire?” to more specific questions, like “What’s my monthly cost of living right now?” Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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To make sure that your wishes are carried out, you’ll have to do your homework. Make sure that you cover these most important documents. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Sandberg is donating her entire stake in Survey Monkey to charity, in the shape of shares or the proceeds of sales of those shares. The Facebook COO and Survey Monkey board member has embraced the Giving Pledge. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning
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Life insurance can be useful in paying off debt, covering funeral costs and serving as a useful resource so that estate proceeds or any one person’s savings don’t have to be tapped. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Florida Estate Planning