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OBD Legal is readily available to start building your estate plan today!

It is never too early to protect your family’s future. From temporary or permanent incapacity to death, estate planning will put your family in the best place possible under the circumstances.

At the Law Office of Obeidy & Associates, PA, we can help you plan for your family’s future. Call 954-695-3337 to schedule a free consultation.

We have options to help you determine which path is best for you!

Estate planning means more than writing a will. There are significant health care and financial decisions that need to be made. Every person and every family has different needs and goals when it comes to estate planning. No template or standardized form can address the concerns that are unique to you. That is why it is important to work with OBD Legal. We are available to attend to your needs and design an estate plan specifically for your unique life situation.

We can help with all matters of estate planning, including:

  • Creating wills and trusts to transfer your property at death and provide for the care of your minor children or pets, if you have any.
  • Establishing powers of attorney and health care surrogates to identify the person or persons who will act on your behalf and make decisions concerning your finances or health care if you become unable to do so.
  • Preparing living wills (or health care directives) to clearly state your wishes so that you can make your voice heard when you can no longer speak for yourself.
  • Preparing life estate deeds that allow you to pass property automatically to one or more designated recipients at death.
  • Addressing the unique estate planning needs of gay and lesbian couples.

We emphasize the importance of having an estate plan to our clients, because life is so unpredictable and if you suddenly pass away intestate, literally meaning die without a will, the state of Florida would lead the process of distributing your assets, and they will not give your estate the level of care and concern that we will here at OBD Law. Your family members and loved ones will have reassurance and peace, knowing your life earnings are distributed per your wishes.

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Durable Power of Attorney

A Florida durable power of attorney form represents a way in which an individual, or principal, can have someone act for them with regard to their finances and other areas of life. The durable type of POA stays in effect even if the principal ends up in a situation where he or she cannot think, communicate, or act.

 

What is the difference between power of attorney and durable power of attorney in Florida?

A power of attorney ends if the person it represents becomes incapacitated. That's when a special kind of power of attorney, known as a durable power of attorney, is more appropriate, because it remains intact, or “durable,” even if a person suffers mental incapacity in the future.

Healthcare Power of Attorney

Although, the Medical POA does not have to be registered or recorded, in order for it to be effective the document must be in writing, signed by you, before witnesses and a Notary Public. You may have a few questions on becoming or appointing a Medical Power of Attorney. Please feel free to ask!



What happens when there is no medical power of attorney Florida?

If there is no power of attorney or health care surrogate designation signed, then you can rely on the Florida Health Care Proxy statute. Spouses are, by law, allowed to make medical decisions for their spouses when they're incapacitated and no other documentation exists.

Deeds

A deed is the legal document that transfers ownership of real property from one person to another.

It is the document that you need if you want to buy, sell, or transfer real property to someone else. Keep in mind that the deed itself is just a means of conveying real property—it is not “title,” and it does not create title in real property. Title refers to the legal ownership rights a person has in property (whether real or personal). Although the deed will reflect the title, title is not created by a deed. Rather, the deed is the instrument used to convey title from one owner to another. The deed can only convey whatever title the grantor has: for example, a fee interest or a life estate, or no title at all. In Florida, regardless of the type of deed used, to be valid, the deed must be in writing, properly executed, delivered to the grantee, and accepted by him/her. Among other things, a deed must also:
  1. Identify the grantor and grantee
  2. contain a description of the property being conveyed, and
  3. use words of conveyance (such as “convey,” “transfer,” and the like).
  In Florida, there are four common types of deeds, and several variations (i.e., “specialty” deeds”) based on the four common deeds. The most common types of deeds in Florida are: 1. General warranty deeds 2. Special warranty deeds 3. Fee simple deeds 4. Quitclaim deeds We will be happy to further explain which suits your specific situation best!

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