Today is Emancipation Day which is a holiday observed in Washington D.C. that marks the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which Abraham Lincoln signed back in 1862. The Act had to do with the emancipation of slaves of African origin. Thanks to Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation soon followed.

However, today there is another form of emancipation we need to observe. It has less to do with “political emancipation” and more to do with “financial emancipation.” A properly designed South Florida asset protection plan will accomplish many important objectives. You will be able to free your loved ones from the burdens of heavy taxation by reducing your estate tax. You can eliminate probate. You may be able to protect your family savings and investments from lawsuits and claims.

With a solid South Florida estate plan drafted by your qualified South Florida estate planning attorney, you can protect against inadequate or unavailable insurance coverage. You should consider insulating your rental properties to reduce your exposure to potential lawsuits. You may also be able to protect your business assets and accounts receivable from potential claims.

There is so much you can do to help your family enjoy financial freedom when you are gone. Learn about proper will drafting, trust administration, and the probate process in order to have your intentions fully carried out and your family fully protected.

For more information on successful Florida estate planning and probate techniques, please contact the South Florida law firm of Wild Felice & Partners, P.A. at 954-944-2855 or via email at to schedule your free consultation.

It’s a Wild world. Are you protected?