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  1. Should I Set up a Trust for my Pet?

    For many Florida residents, their top estate planning priority is providing for their spouse or children. But what about your pet? After all, it is not unusual for an animal to outlive their human master. Indeed, certain common pets such as parrots can live for decades. So what is the best way to ensure your …

  2. The Florida Homestead Exemption & Your Estate Plan

    Florida law provides special protection from creditor claims for a person’s “homestead,” i.e., their primary residence. These protections even extend beyond death. That is to say, when a Florida resident dies, they can pass their primary residence on to their heirs at law–usually a spouse or child–and the decedent’s creditors cannot touch the property. Appeals …

  3. National Women’s Small Business Month

    October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a time to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and the vital role they play in our economy. Living Local is proud to celebrate our leading women in our Southwest Florida Community!     Katrine Farag, DMD Advanced Dentistry of Fort Myers       Deanna …

  4. Estate Planning With Kuhn Law Firm, P.A.

    When most people think about creating an estate plan, they consider tasks like drafting a will or signing a power of attorney. But here’s one critical step you probably would never associate with estate planning–keeping track of your passwords. And even more importantly, making sure your future personal representative or agent can access those passwords …

  5. Proper Prep Nets Nearly Free College Education

    It might be summer and thoughts of the next school year far away, however, if you are a parent of a high school student now is the time to plan for your child’s college education. College Admission  The evening news has been punctuated as of late with stories of scandal, cheating, fraud and bribery in …

  6. Cleaning Up Your Curb Appeal With Window Genie

    One-Stop Shop for Homeowners With the rainy season complete and the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to shake off the dust—on your home. To help you get those hard to reach spots like windows and gutters, Window Genie has opened its doors in Southwest Florida and the business is ready to …

  7. Best Home Services Employee Spotlight: Juan Moreno

    Best Home Services, Southwest Florida’s leading home service company providing exceptional air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing services to residents from Naples to Bradenton for the last 38 years, is pleased to recognize HVAC technician Juan Moreno and his 8 years of service with the company. Juan started his story with Best Home Services as an …

  8. Best Home Services Employee Spotlight: Marie Sepaniac

    Best Home Services, Southwest Florida’s leading home service company providing exceptional air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing services to residents from Naples to Bradenton for the last 38 years, is pleased to recognize Marie Sepaniac, who serves as the Permitting Coordinator for the company. Marie joined the team in September of 2013, initially as dispatcher. After almost …