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6 x July 20 - August 2, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 Directions: Mix all ingredients together and stir well to dissolve sugar. Pour into mold and freeze 4-6 hours. Chocolate-Dipped Banana Ice Pops A creamy, nondairy treat that both children and adults will love. Ingredients: 3 very ripe bananas 14 ounces full-fat coconut milk (or substitute almond milk) 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional) 1 cup of chocolate chips 2 tablespoons coconut oil Chopped nuts or coconut flakes (optional) Directions: Blend all ingredients except chocolate, nuts and coconut flakes in blender until smooth. Pour into molds Fruit salad ice pops are stunning, yet easy-to-make, treats. and freeze three to four hours. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave in 30-second increments until smooth. Working quickly, remove ice pops from mold and dip tips into melted chocolate. Garnish with chopped nuts or coconut flakes if desired. Place on parchment paper. Return ice pops to freezer for about 10 minutes until chocolate hardens. ª EXPLORE WE TREAT "ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND MANY MORE"-IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS Discover the NEW PANDORA Colors of Paradise Collection, starting June 1st, at: 1067 South Clarke Road Ocoee, FL 34761 407.522.4400 © 2017 Pandora Jewelry, LLC • All rights reserved Michael J. Tortorella, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Board Certified Pregnancy Family Planning Menstrual Disorders Menopause Second Opinion for Surgery In-Office Ultrasounds In-Office Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Sterilization (407) 363-1003 Michaeljtortorellamd.com 7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd. Suite 320, Medplex A next to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Listed in Best Doctors in Orlando Magazine

www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x July 20 - August 2, 2017 x 7 Avoid The Probate Canyon Do Your Estate Planning Now by: Kristen M. Jackson / Attorney Jacob and Michelle, who were married with two minor children. Unexpectedly both were killed in an automobile collision. They had no last wills. It was impossible to determine who died first, and each person is presumed by law to own half of all of their assets, so both estates had to be probated. Because the children were minors, a court-appointed guardian was required to manage the estates until the children were 18 years of age. Had Jacob and Michelle established a revocable living trust naming a successor trustee to handle their assets upon their deaths, neither probate nor guardianship for their children would have been required. Unfortunately, death seems to occur when families are least prepared and most vulnerable. As if hit by a ton of bricks, death leaves an enormous crevice between dreams and reality. Our firm refers to this massive crevice as “The Probate Canyon.” Imagine on one cliff of a canyon are all of the possessions acquired during your lifetime: a home, cars, bank accounts, life insurance, retirement accounts and more. Now imagine your surviving loved ones on the opposite cliff of that canyon. While they are entitled to everything you worked for during your lifetime, there is no “estate planning bridge” that guides them to your possessions because you failed to build one before you died. When this happens, you cannot avoid probate in Florida and your loved ones shall be forced to wait for the court to build a bridge for them. That bridge comes with a large price. Your loved ones will only receive your possessions after the court and the attorneys have been paid for their fees, probate court costs, recording fees, death taxes, accounting fees, appraisal costs, executor commissions, publication costs and more. Payment will come from assets that would have been distributed to your beneficiaries had you taken the necessary steps to avoid probate. What is Probate? It is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. If a person dies with or without a last will, their heirs are required to hire an attorney to manage the probate settlement by the court. Furthermore, the probate process may take a year or longer if there are complex issues to resolve and can cost 6 percent or more of the total value of your estate. However, you can take steps to avoid the costs and delays of probate. Avoid the probate canyon, discussed in the above example, by contacting a qualified estate planning attorney who can help you plan for unexpected events by preparing an estate plan for you. Legal Areas of Practice By our Team of Attorneys Administrative Advance Directives Bankruptcy Business Buy / Sell Contracts Commercial Contracts Corporation Criminal Employment Estate Planning Family Law Guardianship Litigation Last Wills Medicaid Powers Of Attorney Pre-Nuptials Probate Real Estate Special Needs Title & Closings Trusts Trademark Estate Planning Wills, Trusts, Probate, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Pre-Need Guardians, Trust Administration, Pet (Animal) Trusts Probate With or without a Last Will, in order to obtain assets, pay debts and taxes and distribute remaining assets to the heirs or beneficiaries, the deceased’s estate requires the assistance of an attorney to manage the court supervised administration. Corporation & Business Law Contracts, Start-ups, Purchase or Sales, Corporations (Inc.), Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s), Trademarks, Copyrights, Franchise Agreements Real Estate Closings, Title Insurance, Sales & Purchases, Leases, Contract Review, Contract Preparation (407)363-9020 www.JacksonLawPA.com Offices: Orlando Credit Cards Accepted Kristen Jackson Attorney At Law