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Why Do People “Put Off” Estate Planning?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Mar 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The statistics are rather alarming. In 2005, 50% of Americans had a Last Will and Testament; today, only 32% have one. Meanwhile, only one in three Americans over the age of 55 has a durable power of attorney, and a mere 41% have their advance health care directives. Why is this? According to st...

Do I Need a Trust?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Aug 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many clients ask whether they need a trust. It's a great question, but it leads to another: What do you want your plan to accomplish? Let's begin with a brief discussion of what trusts are and how they work. Then we'll explore their benefits, which should give you a better idea of whether a tr...

Estate Planning for Second Marriages

Posted by Enita Kushi | Jul 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Second marriages can present unique challenges when it comes to estate planning, particularly if you or your new spouse have children from previous marriages. Let's take a look at some of the factors, tools, and strategies to consider when planning for a second marriage. Prenuptial Agreements ...

No Money for the Brothers

Posted by Enita Kushi | Sep 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The unintended consequences of Will based estate planning. You may think that having a Will provides you protection and that the right people will inherit from you. Think again!

Plan Your Independence

Posted by Enita Kushi | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

This Saturday, we celebrate our Country's Independence Day! Many in the area already have made their plans accounting for the public beaches to be closed in Collier County, starting July 3 to July 7, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Contact me and I can explain how you can legally be at the beach dur...

Where should I Keep my Will?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Jun 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most people have been advised to keep their estate planning documents, including their Last Will and Testament (“Will”) in a safe place, like a safety deposit box at their bank. Makes sense, right! These boxes are supposed to be waterproof, fireproof, secure from theft, etc. Yet, when you pass aw...

How Do I Talk to My Parents About Their Estate Planning?

Posted by Enita Kushi | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most often it is the children who have to step up and take care of their parents when the parents get older and settle their affairs when they pass away. Most often, people do not think about getting old, needing help or passing away, and therefore, have no plan! Who wants to think about these ...

Planning Is For The Living

Posted by Enita Kushi | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every week, I get calls from adult children or close friends that sound something like this: “My Dad had a stroke. He is in the hospital. I don't know what to do.” “My husband is in an assisted living. We cannot afford to pay for the care anymore. What do I do? “My Mom is in assisted living. W...

How Much Will a Lawyer Charge to Write a Will?

Posted by Enita Kushi | May 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many people call my office asking for a Will. They don't know for sure what a Will does for them. They know that they need one, because they heard it or read it somoewhere! Do they need one? Maybe or maybe not. Yes, it's a good idea to have one but the Will may not achieve what they are thinking ...

7 Myths About Medicaid Qualifications

Posted by Enita Kushi | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most people have heard different statements from people regarding Medicaid qualification and assume that they are true. So, let me give you 7 myths about receiving Medicaid benefits. You will lose your home. You have to spend down all of your assets to $2,000. You should transfer your money ...

Digital Estate Planning

Posted by Enita Kushi | Apr 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Millions of people are sheltering at home right now. Considering we have additional free time on our hands, this is the perfect opportunity to do some organizing to help provide peace of mind for both you and your family members.  One area often overlooked is planning or organization our digita...

Do I Need A Will?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Apr 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are many planning, specific circumstances and legal issues that will change the answer to this question from a “Yes,” to a “Maybe,” to “No.” The truth is that if you pass away without a Will, the State had determined who will inherit your stuff. You may not like it, but the law is the law. ...

3 Reasons Why Every Adult Needs An Estate Plan

Posted by Enita Kushi | Apr 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

What terms of symbols come to mind when you think of doing your estate plan? Death! Funeral! Widow! Will! Oftentimes, people relate the term estate plan to their death. In fact, estate planning is very much about planning for when you are alive, and how you will protect yourself and also take car...

11 Facts About a Power of Attorney

Posted by Enita Kushi | Jan 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

The person acting on your behalf is called the agent. The agent is required to act on your behalf if it in your best interest. You can have more than one agent by naming two or three co-agents who can act on your behalf. If you lose your capacity and don't regain it, you cannot sign a new po...

Why do I need a power of attorney?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Dec 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The power of attorney gives an institution or individual you trust the power to act on your behalf (known as the agent).  Why would you give someone else the right to act on your behalf? The reasons are many, important and ones that apply at any age. It is easy to see that a power of attorney can...

Respond to the Complaint

Posted by Enita Kushi | Jul 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you were sued and properly served with the Complaint and Summons, you should respond to the complaint in writing; a phone call to the opposing party or attorney is futile. It is best that you hire an attorney to help you with crafting the right response. You would not do surgery on yourself by...

FL Hardest Hit Program – How you can get assistance?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Feb 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

You are eligible to receive up to $50,000 toward paying down the principal amount of your home. To read more about the program visit To get assistance with applying for the FL Hardest Hit Program, you can get assistance by calling 239-434-2397 or visit www....

You have been sued. Now what?

Posted by Enita Kushi | Jan 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first thing you should look at is who is suing you. Do you recognize the person or entity suing you? The person or entity suing you is called the Plaintiff. A few years back in Naples, a couple was sued by Bank of America seeking to foreclose their home. In reality, the couple had no mortgage...

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