SUV Rollovers - Florida

Written by T.Going

SUV (Sport Utility Vehicles) sales have sky-rocketed inrepparttar United States overrepparttar 105605 past few years. In 2004, SUVís accounted for 25 percent of all new-vehicle sales with over 22 million onrepparttar 105606 road. Because SUVís are larger, and heavier than other cars, buyers often times overlookrepparttar 105607 safety issues concerning them. Unfortunately, SUVís haverepparttar 105608 leading cause of rollover death on our highways. New statistics show that more than 12,000 people died last year in rollover accidents with SUVís accounting for 62 percent.

In Florida, SUV sales are rising and so arerepparttar 105609 problems that come along with them. Because SUVís have a higher center of gravity, they arerepparttar 105610 most unstable and rollover-prone vehicles onrepparttar 105611 road today. Many SUVís are designed to be driven off-road, however very few are equipped with proper equipment such as roll bars. In addition, only a few meetrepparttar 105612 National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration roof safety standards.

Taking Control; Safeguarding the Distribution of Your Assets by Making A Will

Written by Miss Janine Byrne

The Importance of Making a Will

A valid will is one ofrepparttar most important documents you could ever put your signature to, asrepparttar 105604 consequences of failing to make a will before you die can have far-reaching effects onrepparttar 105605 people you care about most.

Despiterepparttar 105606 importance of this legal document, it is stillrepparttar 105607 case that only 3 out of every 10 people make a will mainly due to lack of awareness as to why a Will is needed.

The 3 most important reasons why a Will should be made are;

1.Simplifying Administration Process 2.Intestacy & Distribution of Assets 3.Inheritance Tax

1. Simplifyingrepparttar 105608 Administration Process

Before a deceased personís estate can be distributed to various individuals a grant of representation needs to be obtained fromrepparttar 105609 Probate office. All assets which compriserepparttar 105610 estate Ėincluding money in bank accounts - are frozen until this grant is confirmed. Where no will has been maderepparttar 105611 process of applying forrepparttar 105612 grant is drawn out, causing aggravated upset and anxiety for relatives and possibly acrimonious disputes and legal costs over who should deal withrepparttar 105613 estate.

A valid Will resolves these problems as persons will already have been appointed byrepparttar 105614 Will Ė executors Ė to deal withrepparttar 105615 estate and can obtainrepparttar 105616 grant and beginrepparttar 105617 distribution ofrepparttar 105618 assets in a minimal period of time thus saving costs, time and unnecessary distress.

2. Intestacy & Distribution of Assets

Making a Will isrepparttar 105619 only way to ensure thatrepparttar 105620 people you wish to inherit from your estate actually do so. Failing to make a Will will result inrepparttar 105621 law of Intestacy being applied, andrepparttar 105622 intestacy rules will dictate who will receive what, and often this will not accord with what you would have wanted. For example;

a) If you are single you may want to distribute your assets amongst selected friends and family. The rules of intestacy will not take into account any relationships based on friendship, and will distribute amongst relatives only, everything passing torepparttar 105623 State if no relatives can be found.

b) If you are living as cohabitees (unmarried couple) you may want your partner to derive some benefit from your estate, perhaps to remain inrepparttar 105624 family home for example. The rules of intestacy would not take your partner into account; as far asrepparttar 105625 law is concerned, you would be treated as a single person and your partner would receive nothing.

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