THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE debuted their little dashing-debonair progeny yesterday. Although the little Prince has been gracing this earth with his royal presence for two days now, he still remains unnamed. But you know what they say about newborn babies: once you figure out the name, the hard part is over, right? Everyone from here to Timbuktu is hand on hip, tapping their foot, awaiting this name; so no pressure!
While William & Kate are debating a name fit for a Prince, hop on the royal bandwagon and start considering an Estate Plan fit for a King. In the spirit of all that is royal, lets consider your family to be a monarchy – making you the head of state, as King or Queen. It is your role to give a sense of stability and continuity to your little nation. Protect your assets; protect your people! Create an estate plan fit for a King with these 5 documents:
- Living Trust – gain control, asset protection, & preclusion of unnecessary taxes; designated a trustworthy (no pun) Trustee.
- Assignment of Property – place all of your property into the trust, and avoid costs & headache associated with probate.
- Last Will & Testament – used to distribute property to beneficiaries (or a trust), specify last wishes, and name guardians for minor children.
- Durable Power of Attorney – gain control by designating someone to legally act on your behalf, in the event that you become incapacitated.
- Combination Living Will & Designation of Healthcare Surrogate – gain control by making important healthcare decisions for yourself in advance.
As far as our little Prince goes, all we can do is hope that he will receive an original name (like James or George) so we can all rest assured that the poor little guy won’t get teased in the
school yard … palace courtyard.
It’s a Wild world. Are you protected?SM
For more information on successful Florida estate planning and asset protection techniques, please contact the South Florida law firm of Wild Felice & Partners, P.A. at 954-944-2855 to schedule your free consultation.