As a Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer, one of the most common things I do is determine what is necessary for a clients Florida Estate Plan. Greg Herman-Giddens of the North Carolin Estate Planning Blog has an Article called the Anatomy of an Estate Plan where he discusses and defines the Basic Documents in an Estate Plan:
In addition to these document your Florida Estate Planning Attorney should be looking at
Insurance Asset Titles and Beneficiary Designations Investment Management Asset Protection
All of this should be reviewed on a regular basis and always when one of the following happens:
(1) Marriage, divorce, death of spouse.
(2) Birth of a child.
(3) Children become financially independent.
(4) Birth of a grandchild.
(5) New business venture.
(6) Substantial growth in your business.
(7) Job promotion.
(9) Purchase of life insurance.
(10) Move to a different state.
(11) Substantial increase or decrease in wealth.
(12) Decision to make large charitable gifts.
(13) Increase in risk of being subject to a lawsuit.
(14) Substantial amounts of property are in joint names.
(15) You purchase real property (including a time share) in another state.