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Don’t Let These Four Key Account Types Fall Through the Cracks: Name Your Beneficiaries

Your estate planning—that part naming whom you want to have things after you die—involves more than your will. You should also select whom you want to receive various accounts you have. These accounts can be given directly to those persons you na… Read More
Dividing Propety for Blended Families

The Blended Family: Considerations for Dividing Property

Estate planning for blended families is a complex subject. The process may involve unique challenges because an absolute answer for determining how property should be handled does not exist. This post will give you an overview of some property distri… Read More
Categories: Trusts, Wills
If you have a Will before getting married in the state of Florida, make sure the important things don't change.

Going to the Chapel? Going to get Married?

Ah, weddings. Joy. Bliss. Love. The blending of two hearts. And two lives. And bank accounts. And assets. And one of those five reasons discussed earlier to update your estate plan. If you don’t update your estate plan before jetting off on the… Read More
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Non-Married Adults Sharing Households Florida Estate Planning

Sharing Households: Two Adults Living Together

Between 1990 and 2007, the number of non-married couple households increased by 88 percent. Today, most folks know at least one person who lives with a partner but isn’t married. The majority of couples nowadays live together before marrying. O… Read More
Categories: Living Will, Wills
5 Key Times to Evaluate Your Florida Estate Plan

Five Key Times to Evaluate Your Estate Plan

Life changes daily, it seems sometimes. Often, when those events take place that bring such change, we can be so focused on the change in circumstance, it’s easy to overlook how our estate plan might need to change too. Here are five key times… Read More
Sharing Households and Things to Consider. McCreary Law Office, Jacksonville, FL.

Sharing Households: Considerations for Multi-Generational Families

Living together with family members is a great choice for many people. However, combined living arrangements can also lead to legal conflicts and unintended consequences. If you’re living in or are transitioning to a multi-generational home, he… Read More
Categories: General News, Wills
Dying Without a Will

Prince Died Without a Will?

Last week, news spread quickly of the unexpected death of legendary musician, Prince. Posts covered Facebook news feeds. Twitter exploded with comments lamenting the loss. Tributes rang out musically on stages across Broadway, concert halls, and Satu… Read More
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Providing for Parents in Trust

In 2015, NPR aired a segment on issues facing women in retirement. One of the points made is the lack of saving by many women combined with a longer life expectancy. Added to that is a complication of our mobile society: although years ago the childr… Read More
Categories: Trusts, Wills
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Let's Talk About It: Incapacity and End of Life

Estate planning doesn’t involve only things that happen after one’s death. A large part of a solid estate plan involves planning too for incapacity and medical illness. This part of the planning happens with making choices about your medical powe… Read More
Will And Pen

How Much for a Simple Will?

It seems like such a simple question, asking how much a will costs, but the truth is, the subject is anything but simple. When someone asks me the question, my answer sounds like the familiar lawyer-speak answer: it depends. But what I should say, an… Read More

Attorney Jana McCreary

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over seventeen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduati… Read More

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