Sherri M. Stinson

I Just Moved to Florida. Do I Need to Change My Estate Plan?

I Just Moved to Florida. Do I Need to Change My Estate Plan?

You recently moved to Florida to enjoy our beautiful year-round weather, pristine beaches, endless waterways, and outdoor lifestyle. No doubt, the fact that Florida does not have a state income tax and offers a lower cost of living than most others made the Sunshine State an attractive option, especially if you’re now retired. But in …

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What Effect Could the Build Back Better Act Have on Your Florida Estate Plan?

While it appears that the House of Representatives will not pass President Biden’s signature piece of legislation, the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) in its present state, the bill could still pass in another form. Most recently a leading Senator announced he will not support the bill as written right now. However, the House Speaker …

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How Will the STEP Act Impact Your Florida Estate Plan?

U.S. Senators proposed the Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion (STEP) Act in March of 2021. This act could change the taxation process on inherited assets, requiring millions of Americans to pay sizable taxes on their inherited legacies. The STEP Act has not yet passed. However, many Americans have already begun preparing for its potential impacts …

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Legal Assistant Kelsey Wood Joins The Law Offices of Sherri M. Stinson, P.A.

Legal Assistant Kelsey Wood Joins The Law Offices of Sherri M. Stinson, P.A.

Estate planning attorney Sherri M. Stinson, Founder of the Law Offices of Sherri M. Stinson, P.A., in Palm Harbor, Florida, announces the hiring of Kelsey Wood as Legal Assistant. Wood, a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, previously worked for two years as a Professional Guardian in Florida’s Sixth Judicial …

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What Happens to Your Money When You Fail to Make An Estate Plan?

Many people delay making an estate plan because they think they will have plenty of time to take care of it or mistakenly believe they don’t need one. Others figure they will quickly make some sort of arrangement when push comes to shove. However, nobody knows when they might suddenly become incapacitated due to an …

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5 Common Misunderstandings About Getting a Power of Attorney from an Elderly Parent in Florida

Are you thinking of executing a power of attorney for an elderly parent? If so, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the process. Powers of attorney can be confusing for anyone, but if you have no prior legal experience, you may feel incredibly intimidated about becoming an agent for an elderly parent. However, for many …

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