Charitable Giving in Weston, Florida

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Charitable giving in Weston, Florida is the giving of money or some other asset to a charitable cause.

In general, it's very easy to make a charitable donation to a cause you want to help. Whether it involves writing a huge check, or dropping spare change in a donation jar, a large majority of charitable gifts are made simply by giving money away, with no intermediary or other complex legal arrangements.

Some people, however, may be particularly dedicated to a certain cause, giving rise to a desire to donate a very large percentage of their assets to it. However, during life, this is often infeasible, since people have their own expenses that they have to cover. So, people often put off this donation until after their death.

There are many ways to give a charitable gift that does not take effect until after the donor dies. The easiest and least complex way to do this is a simple testamentary gift in a will - wherein a certain amount of the donor's money is transferred to the charity upon the donor's death.

Charitable Trusts in Weston, Florida

Charitable trusts are arrangements that involve handing possession (but not necessarily ownership) of money or property over to a charity, either during the donor's life, or after their death.

Under a charitable trust, the money going to the charity technically still belongs to the donor. However, the charity, acting as a trustee, has authority to use it for charitable purposes (what the money can and can't be used for should be clearly laid out in the trust).

The most common type of Weston, Florida charitable trust is known as a "charitable remainder trust." Under this arrangement, some of your money or property is given to your charity of choice. The charity then invests the money, while giving a percentage of the income generated by these investments to you or a beneficiary of your choice, for a determinate period of time. Once this time is up, ownership of the original fund transfers to the charity.

Obviously, if you want to help a good cause, you want to make sure that any charity you donate to is legitimate. Sadly, there are quite a few fraudulent charities out there. The best way to do this is to check and make sure that the charity is registered as a tax-exempt organization with the IRS, and the tax authorities in

Do I Need a Weston, Florida Attorney?

If you want to create a charitable trust, you should first talk with someone in charge of the charitable organization you wish to help. They will be able to assist you in setting up the trust, or advise you of their preferred method of donation. This will help you ensure that your donation is as effective in helping the charity as it can possibly be. It is also a good idea to speak with a Weston, Florida attorney, who can help iron out the more technical details.

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Life in Weston

Weston is one of South Florida's suburbs. It is home to about 66,000 people. Interestingly, in 2010, Money Magazine ranked Weston the 19th "Biggest Earners" city in America due to the median family income being about ,000.

With such a high median income, Weston is seen as an area with large job growth. It also is known as a very affordable area with a well planned community. Along with being home to businesses of all sizes, Weston is also home to many law firms. Weston residents can be rest assured that any and every legal inquiry of theirs can be handled by Weston's legal force.

Some popular Weston residents include Jason Taylor, Manny Ramirez, Joey Porter, Dan Marino, Al Leiter, Eddie Jones, Brandon Jackson, Dudley Hart, and Will Allen.

Many Florida residents aspire to be a part of the Weston community!

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