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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)
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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Guy S. Emerich | October 2008

There are many techniques available to clients concerned about taking care of their family’s financial needs and also reducing estate taxes after their passing.  This newsletter will explore one such technique involving the use of Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs). A CRT is a trust usually created during one’s lifetime, although it can come into existence […]

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners

Dorothy L. Korszen | September 2008

Oftentimes partners elect to live together committed in a long-term relationship, but for various reasons do not marry.  For these couples, estate planning is crucial if they wish to provide for their loved one after they pass away, and allow each other to handle their affairs while living.  By executing basic estate planning documents, including […]

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Attorney Charles T. Boyle | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)

Top Four Urban Legends of Divorce

Charlie T. Boyle | August 2008

Many people have misconceptions when they walk into their attorney’s office to explore what will occur if they become divorced. In my twenty-five years of experience as a divorce lawyer, the following are the top “Urban Legends” which I have encountered 1. Mothers automatically become the primary residential parent of the children. WRONG! The Florida […]

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ABC’s of Residential Tenant Eviction

Will W. Sunter | July 2008

In the past few years, many residents of our community have purchased an additional house or condominium with the intent of selling it quickly for a profit, and many homeowners find they are now stuck holding it until the market improves. To keep up with the mortgage payments, it is absolutely essential to keep the […]

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Coordinating IRA Beneficiaries With Your Estate Planning

Dorothy L. Korszen | April 2008

  For many people, IRAs make up a large part of their estate. Many employer sponsored defined benefits plans, such as 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans, are rolled over to IRAs because of the added flexibility and features IRAs provide. When you prepare and execute your estate planning documents, you should ensure that the beneficiary […]

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Attorney Roger H. Miller III | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida

Short Sales

Roger H. Miller III | February 2008

  There has been a lot of buzz lately about “short sales.” What is a short sale you might ask? A short sale is a sale of real property for less than the amount owed under the mortgage on the property. Because the sale is for less than the mortgage balance, the mortgage-holder must consent […]

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Going Nowhere Fast

Charlie T. Boyle | November 2007

If you are the primary residential parent post-dissolution and you intend to relocate to an area more than fifty miles away, you may be going nowhere fast. In October, 2006, Florida enacted a statute setting forth specific procedures that must be followed before a primary residential parent will be allowed to relocate more than fifty […]

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Florida Homeowner’s Construction Recovery Fund- A Homeowner’s Last Resort

Will W. Sunter | September 2007

Many homeowners in Charlotte County who have built a home or had one repaired have faced the unpleasant reality that not all contractors are honest and trustworthy. Some homeowners have lost thousands of dollars due to contractors’ poor workmanship, negligence, or even fraud. A homeowner may then be faced with another harsh reality that when […]

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Owning Real Estate in a Revocable Living Trust

Dorothy L. Korszen | September 2007

Real estate titled in a person’s name must go through probate in the state in which the real estate is located. People who own property in several states may avoid numerous probate proceedings by creating Revocable Living Trusts which, among other benefits, allow their heirs to avoid probate to the extent that the trust has […]

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