here are four basic types of deeds in Florida with some specialized deeds based on one of the four types. The four basic types of deeds, in order of decreasing benefit to the Grantee, are: the Warranty Deed, the Special Warranty Deed, the Fee Simple Deed, and the Quit Claim Deed. In addition, there are specialized Deeds such as Personal Representative’s, Trustee’s, Guardian’s, and Life Estate Deeds.
President John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” The same philosophy should be applied to planning your legal and financial affairs. Don’t wait until you face a crisis to think about your estate plan. Over the years, our firm has assisted many families who encountered situations which could have been avoided or simplified with proper professional advice. The recent storms affecting Florida are a reminder that planning must be done before the storm hits. There are many tools that minimize the inconvenience to those who will step up to help in the event you become incapacitated and handle your assets after you pass away.
Jeffrey S. Goethe, a partner with Barnes, Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea, PLLC, has attained Emeritus status as a Master of the Manatee American Inn of Court.
Jeffrey S. Goethe, a partner with Barnes, Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea, PLLC, was recently recognized as a 2017 Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer in Florida by Super Lawyers.