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Social Security Benefits Webinar
Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A. hosts this social security webinar from 5/20/14 with Mark Seaverson of Bernstein Global Wealth Management. This webinar discusses Tapping into Your Social Security Benefits and timing your benefits for the best benefit to you. Stross Law Firm, P.A., is a [...]
Financial New Year Resolutions Webinar
In this webinar, Florida attorney Howard Stross and his guest speaker, Kirk Kinder, CFP, discuss Financial New Year Resolutions. Whether your resolution this year is to get your finances in order, update your estate plan, or review your insurance policies, your goals should be SMART (Specific, [...]
Buying and Selling a Business: How long will take it to close a business sale?
Once a business sale contract is signed, a buyer or seller may ask how long it will take to close the deal. Closing on a business sale could depend on whether the buyer is buying real estate and who is involved in the business sale. Waiting for due diligence to be completed, receipt of a survey [...]
DocuBank Emergency Medical Information – Health Care Directives
DocuBank is a service which provides emergency access to your health care directives. Stross Law Firm, in the Tampa area of Florida, offers this service at no additional charge to our clients who are in our estate planning maintenance program, Peace Of Mind® A Life Plan for Everyone.
The Importance of Trust Funding for Your Estate Plan
Next to having your trust properly drafted, what is the most critical step in assuring your estate plan will actually work? It's called "funding" your trust. While it is a funny sounding word, funding is not a laughing matter. Attorney Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm in the Oldsmar, Clearwater [...]
The Florida Durable Power of Attorney
Howard Stross discusses the Florida Durable Power of Attorney. If your Power of Attorney Form in Florida was signed before Florida laws changed in regards to POAs, you should have it reviewed by an attorney to confirm that it is updated correctly. Please also read our blog post on the Power of [...]
The Perils of Jointly Held Real Estate
Many people call Stross Law Firm, P.A. because they want to add a joint owner to their real estate property in order to avoid probate. However, over almost 40 years of practice, attorney Howard Stross has encountered several problems which can occur when you add joint owners to your real estate [...]
Types of Probate
In this video, Howard Stross discusses probate law and the different types of probate. He also discusses the differences between probate for individuals and joint ownership as well as probate in Florida.
How Much Does it Cost to Probate an Estate or Settle an Estate?
When a loved one passes away, heirs may want to know how much it will cost to probate or settle the estate. In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A. discusses details about the costs of probate in Florida. In addition to the lawyer and filing fees, there will be emotional costs and time.
Does having a Trust Avoid Probate?
In this legal tips video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses Probate Law and answers the question of whether having a trust will help avoid probate. A trust can be helpful to avoid probate if properly planned and implemented. However, establishing a trust is not enough.
Maintaining a Trust with the Peace of Mind Program from Stross Law Firm, P.A.
In this legal tips video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses maintaining a Trust as part of the Peace of Mind Program through Stross Law Firm. There is so much that is involved with maintaining a trust and the POM program allows the attorneys at Stross Law Firm, P.A. to help you [...]
How can I Shorten Time to Probate or Settle an Estate Faster?
In this video, Howard Stross discusses ways to shorten the time to probate an estate or settle an estate faster. Organizing items to help with the trust administration is helpful as well as regularly maintaining a funded trust.
Do Joint Accounts help during Probate or the Settling of an Estate?
In this legal tips video, Howard Stross discusses Probate Law and answers the question of whether having joint accounts can help during probate or in the settling of an estate. Joint ownership may be with a spouse or other family member.
Why is There Probate?
Howard Stross discusses why there is Probate in relation to an estate and settling an estate of a person who has passed away. This includes distributing the assets and property of the deceased person.
Is There Any Time I Would Want Probate?
Howard Stross discusses if there is a time that you would want to probate an estate after losing a loved one.
Should I Avoid Probate?
When a loved one has passed away, you will need to settle their estate. Mr. Stross discusses whether you should avoid probate in this informative video.
What are Beneficiary Designations in Probate?
When settling the estate of a loved one who has passed, you may encounter a beneficiary form. In this video, Howard Stross discusses what the beneficiary designations are in probate.
What is the #1 Cause of Hard Feelings in a Family?
When a loved one has passed away, the estate will need to be administered and distributed among the beneficiaries. In this video, Howard Stross discusses the #1 cause of hard feelings in a family after the death of a family member.
Why Does Probate Take So Long?
After losing a loved one, it may seem like assets can be easily distributed but it may take longer than you anticipate. In this probate video, Howard Stross explains why probate takes so long when settling an estate.
Why do I need an attorney for Buying or Selling my Business?
"Why do I need an attorney for selling a business or buying a business?" Each business sale transaction is different. Some include real estate or patents, but all include assets. All of these factors could complicate the transaction and can benefit from having an attorney review the transaction [...]
When Should I Buy a Business? Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Business?
In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses asking the question "When Should I Buy a Business?" When you are planning on buying a business, you will need to decide when in the business cycle that you want to take over the business especially if it's a seasonal business. 
How are you going to buy a business? Finance a business purchase
In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses asking the question "How are you going to buy a business?" When you are planning on buying a business, it's important to determine where you are getting the funds to purchase. Are you paying cash, borrowing funds or financing?
Who Will Be In Charge? What to Know when Buying a Business
In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses asking the question "Who will be in charge?" When you are planning on buying a business, it's important to know who will operate the business or who will be in charge.
How to Buy a Business – Why Are You Buying This Business From This Seller
Who are you buying from? In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., suggests knowing about who the seller is when buying a business. It's important to know the seller's reputation when taking over their business.
Buying a Business – What are you buying? What to Know when Buying a Business
In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses asking the question "What are you buying?" When you are planning on buying a business, you will need to be clear about what you are buying. Are you buying the assets and what do they include?
How to Buy a Business – Who Is the Seller? Due Diligence When Buying a Business
"Who is the Seller?" Did you know that when you are buying a business that you need to know who the seller is? In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., discusses why it's important to know who the seller is when during a business sale transaction.
Who Helps with Due Diligence when Buying a Business?
"Who Helps with Due Diligence when Buying a Business? In this video, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., who you will assemble to help during due diligence in a business sale transaction.
How to Do Due Diligence When Buying or Selling a Business
"What is due diligence when buying a business? How do I do due diligence and what I am looking for?" These are common questions to ask when buying a business.
Important Questions to Ask First – Why Do You Want to Buy a Business
"Why Do You Want to Buy a Business?" When buying a business, your business attorney may ask you first, "Why do you want to buy a business?" This allows the attorney to help you determine factors involved in buying a business and ensuring that you will remain focused on the reasons you are [...]
How Much Does it Cost to Retain An Attorney?
"How much does it cost to retain an attorney?" Determining the cost to retain an attorney is specific to the type of transaction you have with the attorney. The amount of time it takes to assist two different people with two different estate plans can affect the cost. The amount of work it [...]
Stross Law Firm, P.A. | Estate Planning | Business Law | Real Estate Law | Oldsmar, Florida Attorney
The attorneys at Stross Law Firm, P.A., in Oldsmar, Florida, have been helping businesses and individuals plan for the future and make solid, profitable investments involving business and real estate for over 40 years. They take a personal approach to working with clients.
Pet Trusts Webinar
When setting up your will or estate plan, remember to include care for your pets if you are incapacitated or when you pass away. In this law tips webinar, Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm, P.A., and our guest speaker, Peggy Hoyt, discuss Pet Trusts in Florida. Find out how to plan for care for [...]
Long Term Care Insurance
Part of estate planning is preserving the assets you have. In this webinar, Howard Stross and our guest speaker, Jeff Hoskins, CLU, ChFC, discuss long term care insurance and offer tips on what it covers, why we need it, and when to buy it. They also discuss how long term care insurance is [...]
Self-Directed IRAs
In this webinar, our guest speaker, Scott Maurer from Advanta IRA, discusses how to use your retirement account to invest in real estate and other non-traditional investments such as Self Directed IRAs. Find out how to tap into your IRA to buy real estate investment properties without having to [...]
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