Understanding DNR Orders

As long as you are mentally competent, it is your right to choose whether you accept or refuse the medical treatment recommended to you by your doctors and other medical professionals. You have the liberty to turn down any care, whether it’s lifesaving treatment because you’ve decided to allow a deadly illness to run its course, or getting blood drawn because you don’t like needles. Your right to accept or refuse Read More

Four Situations in Which You Need to Update Your Estate Plan

As we all know, the situations in our lives are constantly changing and developing. The future you imagined for yourself five years ago is likely not the same as the present you are living in or the future you are anticipating today. That’s definitely not a bad thing -- it’s just the nature of life! However, the ever-evolving nature of things does mean that it’s important to keep your estate plan updated to fit with Read More

Turning 18: Why You Need a Health Care Power of Attorney

On your 18th birthday, you legally become an adult. This brings along all sorts of exciting privileges. You can vote! You can get a tattoo! You can buy cigarettes and lottery tickets! You can open your own credit card and sign contracts on loans, car payments, houses, and more. But there’s one aspect of becoming a legal adult that many people don’t think about until it is too late and they find themselves in a Read More

Estate Planning 101: The Revocable Living Trust

Today we’re spotlighting one of our favorite estate planning tools: the revocable living trust. One of the best things about revocable living trusts is that they allow you to have some power over how your descendants or other loved ones utilize the money they inherit from you after you die.  What are the benefits of a revocable living trust? Because it is revocable, you are still in control of the assets as long as Read More

Understanding Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney can be a helpful tool for people of all ages. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a disease that could make it difficult for you to function in the future, or you’re just planning some extended travel outside of the country, a power of attorney can help you make sure that your affairs will be handled even when you cannot handle them yourself. What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a Read More

No Estate Plan? Here’s What Happens When You Pass Away

At ElDeiry & ElDeiry, P.A., we are constantly reminded of the importance of having an estate plan in place. We are familiar with the frustrating and expensive repercussions that loved ones face when someone passes away without an estate plan. But just how frustrating and expensive is it? It today’s blog post, we’re helping you get a clearer picture of what happens when you pass away without having an estate Read More

Three Reasons a Will Might Be Contested

When a loved one passes away, most people want to act in accordance with the person’s estate plan and respect his or her wishes. However, there are sometimes occasions where those involved do not believe that the Will accurately reflects the deceased’s wishes. If you are in this situation, you can contest the Will. To contest it means to oppose or challenge its validity in probate court. When you successfully contest Read More

A Brief Overview of Business Succession Planning

As a business owner, you have put a lot into your company. Beyond the obvious financial investments and sacrifices you’ve made, you’ve poured your ideas, time, and energy into building your business to its current state. That’s why it’s so important to include business succession planning in your estate planning efforts. Figure Out When You Want to Leave Perhaps one of the most important questions to answer as a Read More

4 Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions Answered

At ElDeiry & ElDeiry, P.A. we have been crafting practical, intelligent estate plans for individuals, families, and business since 1997. We’ve become very familiar with the questions that people have about estate planning, and in today’s blog post we’re going to answer some of our most commonly asked questions. 1. Where should I store my estate planning documents? Estate planning documents need to be stored Read More

“Trust” Us: A Brief Overview of 5 Common Florida Trusts

There are several different types of trusts – a property that is held by one party to protect it for the beneficiaries of the property owner – although each state allows different types of trusts, depending on the statues of the state. Here in Florida, there are several trust options, but determining the right one for your needs usually requires the assistance of a Florida attorney who specializes in trusts and Read More