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Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Trusts |

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As you read this you take in a big gulp of fresh air without even thinking twice. You’re alive. You’re busy. You’re participating in the daily grind.

At a time like this why would you even be thinking about death? With that, instead of talking about death, let’s talk about living. Living Trusts, that is.

First and foremost, what is a living trust?

A revocable living trust is a written agreement designating someone to be responsible for managing your property. You create this trust while you are alive, hence living. And you can change or cancel the trust at anytime time, also hence revocable.

Who is involved with a living trust?

A living trust involves four parties, you, the trustee, the person you are designating to be responsible for your assets, the beneficiaries and the attorney who will be assisting you in creation of this trust.

Michael Wild, managing partner of Wild, Felice and Partners specializes in these agreements and can assist and answer any additional questions you may have.

Benefits of a living trust:

The benefits far exceed the minimal time it takes to set up a revocable living trust. Here is why:

Avoid Probate: Avoid the long, arduous and costly process of probate by setting up a living trust. In fact, did you know that probate can cost up to 10% of the value of your estate? That is enough to make you pick up the phone and call Michael Wild immediately. (But really, our number is 954-944-2855). 

Tax Reduction: Raise your hand if you like taxes! While you keep both your hands firmly by your side, you should be glad to know that living trusts could save your family hundreds of tax dollars.

Reduce Court & Attorney Fees: And the money benefits continue…a living trust helps you save on attorney fees often charged during the probate process.

Control: Even after your last breath, you have exact knowledge of who will receive your assets, how they receive it, when they get it and even how they use it.

Privacy: We all hear of celebrities forgetting to execute a living trust, as a result their private assets are now available for all to see. Whether your Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams or John Doe, who wants everyone to know your private money matters?

Revocable: That’s a great word, it rolls off the tongue so nicely, don’t you think? It also is great for a living trust; allowing the individual to change or amend their trust anytime. Well, unless you are dead… and that would make a great sequel to the movie Ghost.

To learn more about Revocable Trusts visit our website at www.wfplaw.com, you can also schedule a free consultation at http://wfplaw.com/Contact-Us.html

Take a nice deep breath, because we are here to help.

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The Benefits of Asset Protection

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in asset protection |


We work hard for the money, so hard for it, honey. We work hard for the money, so you better treat it right… and get yourself an asset protection plan.

We may be a little off regarding the lyrics of Donna Summer’s 1983 hit, but we are right on point when it comes to protecting yourself.

Whether you’re a multi-million dollar singer/songwriter or janitor, everyone should have an asset protection plan in place. These plans are no longer for the ultra rich or business owners, they are created for anyone who cares about protecting the assets they work hard to obtain.

With that said, Wild Felice & Partners provides the four main benefits of having an asset protection plan:

  1. If you have experienced a car accident, a medical emergency or lose your job, you are susceptible to creditors and potential lien holders. These circumstances make you an easier target for a lawsuit, thus putting your home, cars, money, retirement accounts etc. at risk.
  1. Almost every insurance policy has exclusions or limits, an asset protection plan should cover anything missing by your insurance coverage.
  1. The more unprotected assets you own, the more likely a creditor could sue you or your business for those assets. Most attorneys do an in-depth analysis of your assets prior to stepping foot in court in order to see where you are most vulnerable. Have the peace of mind that your assets are protected before, during and after legal proceedings.
  1. Asset protection not only protects your money, but also preserves it. This investment will appreciate in value, the older it is, the strong it becomes.

So as you stare at the clock, which seems to be going backwards and cursing us for getting “She works hard for the money” stuck in your head, remember the importance of protecting your assets.

To learn more or schedule a free consultation, contact Wild Felice & Partners at http://wfplaw.com/Contact-Us.html or call us at 954-944-2855.

Wild Felice & Partners is a full-service, Fort Lauderdale, Florida based law firm with a specialty in estate planning, asset protection, elder law, and probate administration. Our law firm provides the knowledge and experience of a large law firm, while giving our clients the hands-on service and attention to detail that only a smaller firm can truly offer.

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