• Finance Blog

What Can We Learn From Pete Davidson’s NDA?

October 16th, 2020|

It may not be a bad idea given today's climate. At least one comedian, Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, required his audience to sign a $1 million [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What Can We Learn From The Rock?

August 20th, 2020|

Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, has it in his contract that his character can't a lose fight in the Fast & Furious franchise films. In [...]

  • Trusts Blog

Is There Such a Thing as a Family-First Family-Feud?

July 21st, 2020|

I'm attempting to negotiate my first family-first approach to a family feud. This is where during the family feud process, specifically the beginning, the family takes a [...]

  • Finance Blog

What Can Be Learned From A-Rod’s Family Dispute?

July 2nd, 2020|

Former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) and his ex-brother-in-law, Constantine Scurtis, are joint owners of a Miami-area real estate venture that reportedly owns and operates 5,000 units [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Are You a Super-Duper Influencer or Just a Super Influencer?

May 28th, 2020|

The term "super influencer" has emerged as a public figure critical to a brand's success, amassing followers and shortly after wealth. Most likely, it'll be your teenager [...]

  • Real Estate Blog

What Can Be Learned From Madonna’s Co-Op Board Fight?

May 22nd, 2020|

It all started in 2008 when Madonna bought her Manhattan pad for $7.3 million sans guest restrictions. In 2014, the co-op board changed the rules and one [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What Can Be Learned from Kenny Rodger’s Estate?

April 3rd, 2020|

The legendary county singer, Kenny Rogers passed away on March 20 at the age of 81. The six-decade superstar sustained 5 marriages and a restaurant chain. Given [...]

  • Wills Blog

You’re out of My Will and You Know Why

February 20th, 2020|

I'm just kidding, you have no idea why.   I did just see that clause in a Will this week and wanted to share with my friends.  LOL [...]

  • Real Estate Blog

Controversial Florida Vacation Rental Laws

February 14th, 2020|

It's getting hot in the sunshine state, a bit of local real estate news for you.  This blog is not just beautiful, it's smart too ;-) This [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What can be learned from Megxit

February 1st, 2020|

By now, we've all digested the controversial news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping down as senior royals and moving to Canada. A lot of [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What Can Be Learned from Peter Stringfellow’s Estate

January 1st, 2020|

Strip club king Peter Stringfellow left only a £1M estate despite amassing a £37M fortune. Flamboyant Peter, who died in June of 2018 at the age of [...]

  • Insurance Blog

Sin Protection, Should Your Company Hold Disgrace Insurance?

August 23rd, 2019|

Reputations are fragile, to say the least. Pervasive videos and social media, supercharged by #MeToo, can result in high-profile disasters (think Kevin Spacey, Roseanne and Lori Laughlin) [...]

  • Florida Law Blog

Florida E-Notarization?

July 19th, 2019|

Well, it’s happening guys.  I guess it was only a matter of time, but Florida has moved one step closer to digitizing documents and we now have [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What Can Be Learned from Gloria Vanderbilt’s Estate Plan

July 12th, 2019|

Gloria Vanderbilt, the railroad fortune heiress, left most of the Vanderbilt fortune to her youngest son, Anderson Cooper. On a personal note, I just love Cooper’s giggle, [...]

  • Florida Law Blog

It May Pay to Get Cheated On

October 10th, 2019|

Reminiscent of an Ally McBeal episode, just a few weeks ago, a North Carolina man sued his ex-wife's lover and was awarded $750,000. The man, Robert Kevin [...]

  • General Blog

Oops We Did It Again – We’re Expecting….

June 14th, 2019|

Yet ANOTHER attorney to join our firm!! We're so fortunate and honored to welcome Mr. Jeffrey Homer as an of counsel attorney to the Law Offices of [...]

  • Wills Blog

Breaking News – Aretha Franklin Had Three Wills

May 31st, 2019|

Hang on to your hats people, Aretha Franklin had THREE Wills! If you recall, I recently wrote an especially titillating article about how the Queen of Soul passed away [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning, a Family Affair

May 3rd, 2019|

It happens sometimes.  Not to me, because I have the BEST clients ever, that read my crazy newsletters diligently (love you too baby)! But my estate planning lawyer [...]

  • General Blog

We’re Expecting….

April 29th, 2019|

Another attorney to join our firm! LOL, I couldn't resist. We're fortunate and honored to welcome Mr. Michael Abrams as an of counsel attorney to the Law [...]

  • Trusts Blog

Chill, We Have a Trust for Cryonics

March 15th, 2019|

Cryonics is the practice of deep-freezing recently dead bodies in the hope that scientific advances will allow them to be revived in the future.  The next logical [...]

  • Finance Blog

Blackbeard’s Blockchain

March 1st, 2019|

If this story is reminiscent of Pirate treasures buried in the Caribbean in the 17th Century, that's because it is. The booty, in this case, cryptocurrency and [...]

  • Trusts Blog

What Can Be Learned from Mac Miller’s Estate Plan

September 21st, 2018|

Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, the rap artist, passed away on September 7 with an estate estimated at 14 million dollars.  The [...]

  • Wills Blog

Who’s Your Daddy?

January 11th, 2019|

What happens when a self-made millionaire leaves most of his fortune to his son, only for a paternity test to reveal there was no biological relation between [...]

  • Wills Blog

Law and Wills – Celebrity Victims Unit

September 7th, 2018|

In the estate planning process, beneficiary designation mistakes are considered especially costly.  In Florida, dedicated attorneys who handle wills, trusts and probate matters are members of an [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Aretha Franklin Had No Estate Plan

August 24th, 2018|

Five people reached out to me to let me know that the Queen of Soul passed away intestate, without a will or trust.  You guys are reading [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What Can We Learn From Anthony Bourdain’s Estate Plan?

July 27th, 2018|

Anthony Bourdain not only loved to explore but also made it a point to inspire others to travel.  In his Last Will and Testament, he specifically bequeathed [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Death Disrupted: New Technologies to Digitize Life

August 3rd, 2018|

I spend a lot of my day talking about and planning for death.  Until now, it’s been an inevitability of life.  However, a la Black Mirror, artificial [...]

  • Trusts Blog

Navigating the Trust Agreement Highway

July 6th, 2018|

Just like cars, there are many different types of trusts out there for you to select. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, here [...]

  • Finance Blog

Credit Card Debt After Death

June 1st, 2018|

One of the most common question I’m asked is, “what happens to my loved-one’s credit card debt when they pass away?  More importantly, will it be my [...]

  • Trusts Blog

Does Your Trust Need a Facelift?

April 27th, 2018|

Hey, we do live in South Florida. But seriously, I come across many trusts created in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s where life was slower, and [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Prince’s Estate is a Mess

April 20th, 2018|

There’s no other way to say it.  Almost two years after the legendary singer died, Prince’s estate is more convoluted than ever.  To the best of our [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Do Not Resuscitate Tattoo

April 19th, 2018|

Just when you think you’ve seen it all….an unconscious patient was brought into a Miami emergency room with the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest.  [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Family Holiday Discussions

April 19th, 2018|

I'm often asked how to prevent family squabbles once a loved-one passes away.  Surprisingly, the answer is to ensure a common understanding of the estate plan.  Even [...]

  • Wills Blog

A Text Message is No Substitute for a Will

November 10th, 2017|

It appears that a gentleman in Queensland, Australia, wrote out a text distributing his property to this brother and nephew and disinheriting his wife and son.  He [...]

  • Finance Blog

Bit by Bit – Bitcoin and South Florida Real Estate

November 6th, 2017|

Bitcoin is considered the first decentralized digital currency and with or without us, it's already a global phenomenon. Most people that I know want to invest in [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Hugh Hefner: An Estate Planning Role Model

October 31st, 2017|

In case you haven’t heard, Hugh Hefner “Hef”, the publisher of Playboy Magazine, died last month, at the age of ninety-one. Although his Will was not made [...]

  • General Blog

We’ve Moved!!!

August 14th, 2015|

Our office has expanded and we moved to our brand new location! Come visit us at 33 NE 2nd Street, Suite 100 in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Wills Blog

National Will Registry Is on the Way

July 6th, 2015|

Although Florida has adopted its own code provisions regarding the practice and procedure for admitting lost or destroyed Wills into probate (see Florida Probate Rule 5.510), a [...]

  • Real Estate Blog

Record Deed Scam – Useless Documents

April 1st, 2015|

After recording a deed, I tell my clients to look out for mailings that may look official, but are really a scam. The victims of the deed [...]

  • General Blog

Video Shoot in California

January 27th, 2015|

We ventured out to Orange County for a video shoot....Hollywood, here we come!

  • Testimonial Blog

Testimonial on a Monday Morning

December 22nd, 2014|

I came into the office this morning to the nicest email. Although a testimonial, I couldn't resist posting it as this is what makes our job as [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Unions in Florida

October 29th, 2014|

The US Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013) recently held that for purposes of applying federal law, same-sex married couples residing [...]

  • General Blog

Our Firm is Growing!

October 3rd, 2014|

It's with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I announce my purchase of the Law Offices of McVeigh & Matlack of Wilton Manors. Linda Matlack [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

What’s Portability?

July 18th, 2014|

More than a fancy word, there are two portability programs I discuss frequently with folks: 1. The Florida Portability Transfer of Homestead, where beginning in 2008 Florida [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning with Religion in Mind

April 2nd, 2014|

According to many surveys, 95 percent of Americans believe in G-d or some type of higher power. While some define religion as a belief in G-d, not [...]

  • Wills Blog

What’s Better, a Will or a Trust?

March 12th, 2014|

As an estate planning attorney, I’m often asked, "How do I know if I need a trust as opposed to a will?"  Many people assume that Trusts [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Who Will Watch Over Johnny?

March 12th, 2014|

As every parent knows, life happens. Things that cannot be predicted happen and all that we can do sometimes is be prepared for whatever life throws our [...]

  • Power of Attorney Blog

Power of Attorney – Attorney In Fact / Agent Acceptance

March 12th, 2014|

I was recently asked the following question from a fellow attorney, “I have general power of attorney that isn’t signed/accepted by the attorney-in-fact/agent. Doesn’t the agent have [...]

  • Wills Blog

Can You Disinherit Your Spouse?

March 7th, 2014|

I get asked this question a lot. The general rule is that in your Last Will and Testament, you can dictate who gets your property after your [...]

  • Trusts Blog

What’s a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT)

March 5th, 2014|

What's a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT) A grantor retained annuity trust is an effective estate planning tool that has a number of advantages over other techniques. [...]

  • Power of Attorney Blog

Power of Attorney Revocation

March 1st, 2014|

I was recently contacted by a client going through a divorce and wondering how he can revoke his Power of Attorney (PoA) naming his soon-to-be ex wife. [...]

  • Trusts Blog

Reasons to Create a Trust

February 26th, 2014|

A well-crafted estate plan often includes a Trust. As flexible and powerful tools, Trusts allow us to gain greater control over how assets pass are passed on [...]

  • Trusts Blog

Types of Trusts Available

February 20th, 2014|

There are many types of trusts available; each designed to help achieve a specific goal. Below is a list of the types of Trusts available. Private Asset [...]

  • Estate Planning Blog

Our Business

August 29th, 2013|

At The Law Offices of Odelia Goldberg we are here to help protect you, your family & preserve your assets. We pride ourselves on our integrity, professionalism [...]

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