Debra G Simms’s Guides

Debra G Simms

Orlando Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. AGING WITH DIGNITY AND THE FIVE WISHES

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, 3 months ago.

    FIVE WISHES What are the” five wishes” we all keep hearing about when the topic of making a will comes up? Recently one of my clients told me that his doctor was insistent that he draw up the Five

  2. WHY HIRE A PROBATE ATTORNEY?

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, 4 months ago.

    When a loved one passes away you may need help in following his or her wishes regarding the distribution of his or her property and money after death. Hiring a Probate Attorney If you have recently lo

  3. What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, 4 months ago.

    The Uniform Law Commission whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, has been meeting to endorse a plan that would give loved ones access to-but not control of-

  4. OUR DIGITAL AFTERLIFE

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 2 years ago.

    Your Digital After-Life: What happens to your e-mails after you die? Ever wonder what happens to your e-mails and posts when youre gone? I dont want to dwell on the macabre during this celebratory time of year, but the New Year is a good time to plan for the future. Unfortunat...

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  5. The Mystery of Credit Scores

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 3 years ago.

    This time of year many of my clients are considering bankruptcy. They have held off as long as possible and now that the holidays are over,they know they need some debt relief. The most frequent question asked is: How badly will bankruptcy affect my credit score?Even after 23 ye...

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  6. An Overview of Guardianship in Florida

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 3 years ago.

    Many of my clients are adult children or close relatives of seniors who are having seriousmemory problems. In many cases, the senior did not, would not, and now, can not, make a durable power of attorney naming a trusted person to act as agent in case of incapacity. What are the ...

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  7. Do Debt Consolidation Companies Work?

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 3 years ago.

    Frequently, my bankruptcy clients come to me after reaching out to debt consolidation companies. They want to solve their debt problems by avoiding bankruptcy. They have already paid thousands of dollars with very unsatisfactory results. I'm all for avoiding bankruptcy if possib...

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  8. Why Bankrutptcy Now?

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 3 years ago.

    As a bankruptcy attorney,I consider myself to be on the"front line" when it comes to observing howa lot of folks aredoing in this economy. For most of my bankruptcy clients, it's gone from bad toworse. Many of my clients work, some only part-time, but there is no way they can mak...

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  9. 5 Key Estate Planning Documents To Help Avoid Family Conflicts

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 3 years ago.

    In case you havent heard ( and you probably havent) its National Estate Planning Week. The hope is to raise awareness about the importance of having the proper estate planning documents to protect you, your family and your assets. The intent is to decrease family strife and disco...

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  10. Do You Need a Will?

    Written by attorney Debra Simms, almost 3 years ago.

    How often do you hear this? What, you dont have a Will? The State will take everything from you!Well, not true, not true at all. Unless nobody knows you died and nobody comes forward to claim your money!However, most of us have heirs who stand to receive a share of our assets aft...

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