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December 2014 Archives

Don't fear the estate plan -- embrace it instead

Many Florida residents -- and, indeed, people all around the country -- may shudder when they hear the phrase "estate plan." They may think that getting one is a difficult and arduous journey, and that it isn't worth their time to put together such an estate plan. They may also  think that an estate plan is only for "older people" who have accumulated a lifetime of assets.

What do I need to know about executors in Florida?

estate_planning_executor_will_end_of_days_planning_frese_hansen.jpgPerhaps one of the most important things you will ever do in your entire life is choosing an executor for your will. As you may already know, the executor is the person in charge of making sure that your assets get distributed according to your wishes after you are deceased. They can also contest improper claims against your estate and make sure that all debts are squared away with creditors as well.

Can Jimmy John's make Florida workers sign a noncompete clause?

business_litigation_noncompete_contracts_employment_frese_hansen.jpgIf you've been following national news stories over the last few months then chances are you've heard about the legal dispute involving Jimmy John's and its employment contracts. As you may know, the "freaky fast" sandwich shop is under scrutiny because of the company's use of noncompete clauses in its employment contracts -- a practice that is considered against the law in several states.

What happens to inheritance provisions in a will after a divorce?

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Did you know that more people in the United States over the age of 50 are divorced than widowed? In fact, more baby boomers are choosing to get divorces now than they have in the past. That's because, as some experts point out, later-in-life divorce is becoming more acceptable in society, which is enticing to people over 50 who want a fresh start regardless of their age.

Considering cremation? So too are cemeteries

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There are hundreds of thousands of cemeteries across the United States; and while most people don't think about them much, after reading today's post you may start considering them a little more. As you already know, most cemeteries have a restricted amount of space. Unless a cemetery expands, only a certain amount of people will be able to be buried on the site before the cemetery owner will have to turn people away.

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