Revising Your Estate Plan

If you have an estate plan in place, congratulations!  You’re among a relatively small group of individuals that have taken an important step in securing their family’s future.  However, just because you have an estate plan in place, it doesn’t mean that your efforts should necessarily end there.  As time goes by, your financial or […]

Having No Health Insurance Will Cost You

Did you sign up for a health plan last year under the Affordable Care Act to receive coverage starting on January 1st?  If you missed out, you will likely be facing higher fines this time around as officials boost efforts to sway more people to sign up. For example, a family of four with an […]

Managing Your Lottery Winnings

Were you one of the three lucky ticket holders that won the massive Powerball drawing this week? Unless you live in the town of Melbourne Beach where one of the winning tickets was sold, you probably missed out.  Although the drawing is over, the Powerball isn’t going anywhere and there are other Florida lotteries going […]

Estate Planning Gifting Strategies

The holidays may be over, but it’s always a good time to consider a charitable gift, whether that’s for estate planning or otherwise.  If you’ve ever considered making such a gift, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help guide you. Have an estate planning gifting strategy in place is important so […]

Health Subsidies and Your Taxes

For millions of Americans, the time has come to renew their health insurance through the marketplace.  Though considerable efforts have been made to make the process as seamless as possible, there are always unusual circumstances that lead to questions. For example, what happens if a person in their sixties reports their income as $22,000 a […]

Florida Seeks to Reduce Unnecessary Gun Use

The Florida Legislature will soon be returning to session, and one of the first bill proposals to be addressed is one involving a ban on backyard gun ranges, a gun law to be evaluated by the state House and Senate that’s being supported by local governments, police chiefs, and even the National Rifle Association (NRA). […]

Lawmaker Proposes New Witness Protection Law

A Tampa-based lawmaker named Ed Narain is spearheading a bill intended to protect the identity of a witness to a felony from being disclosed publicly.  Known as House Bill 475 (HB 475), it was submitted in October and is currently being reviewed by a Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Should the legislation pass, it will affect Florida’s […]

Florida’s Open Carry Bill Moves One Step Closer

Gun control has been a hot topic throughout the country due to the recent shootings in Texas and other states throughout the country.  There has been considerable debate as to whether federal and state governments should take additional gun control measures, leading to strong opinions among those who feel their second amendment rights may be […]

Same-Sex Marriage and the Florida Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Home and marriage almost always go hand-in-hand, even when taxes are concerned. All legally married couples enjoy benefits when they own a property, namely the unique legal status of Tenants By The Entirety (TBTE), which is granted automatically when they become Grantees of a deed. The recent Supreme Court ruling means that same-sex couples will […]