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Blog Posts in 2014

Your Advocates Sponsored the 2014 9th Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. sponsored the 9 th Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse. We are actively striving to make a difference in the world and in ...
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We Are Proud Sponsors of the Richard Hagy Memorial Golf Tournament

Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. is constantly looking for ways to give back to the community. We recently sponsored a hole at the 2 nd annual Richard Hagy Memorial Golf Tournament of 2014. The ...
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Your Advocates Are Proud Sponsors of Racks & Reels Fishing Tournament

This past weekend, Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. showed support of breast cancer research by sponsoring Racks & Reels, a fishing tournament in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Our ...
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Proud Sponsors of the Hope Hospice Fishing Tournament

On September 20, our legal team at Jackman, Stevens, Ricciardi & McClurg, P.A., Your Advocates, sponsored the Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament to benefit Hope Hospice. We are proud to have ...
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What Is An AB or Credit By-Pass Trust?

One common trust which is used in estate planning is known as the Credit By-Pass Trust, Credit Shelter Trust, or AB Trust. In Florida, this tool is commonly used in an attempt to reduce the size of a ...
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What Are the Benefits of Creating a Will?

The most common tool utilized in estate planning is a will. In Florida, an individual who makes a will gives written direction regarding how they want their assets to be dispersed. They also appoint a ...
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What is a Living Trust?

A trust can be an extremely helpful tool in estate planning and is rapidly becoming the preferred method of estate planning for not only high net worth individuals but individuals with more modest ...
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What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person ("agent" or "attorney-in-fact") the power to act on behalf of another person (the "principal"). The power of ...
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Your Advocates Sponsor Green Wave Athletes!

Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. has joined the Green Wave. We recently showed our support for our community and our local sports programs by sponsoring the athletics department of Fort Myers ...
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What are Some Easy Ways to Avoid Probate?

I know you've heard this before, but probate is both a lengthy and costly process. However, there are certain easy planning techniques you can use to provide your loved ones with support during ...
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Can I Utilize a Trust to Reduce Estate Taxes on My Home?

One type of trust which is common in estate planning is the Qualified Personal Residency Trust. Under this trust agreement, a couple can make a gift of their home to their children by placing it ...
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How Much Does Probate Cost?

Probate can be a lengthy and time consuming process. It can also be a costly one. Attorneys representing personal representatives are entitled to "reasonable compensation" for their ...
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