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The Benefits & Dangers of Mutual Will Agreements
The Benefits & Dangers of Mutual Will Agreements

As an estate planning attorney , I consult with many couples who seek to draft estate plans together to provide for their beneficiaries. When considering an appropriate plan, it is important to note that Florida does not allow for joint wills, which are typically formed by ...

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