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Nicole Loughlin

Nicole Loughlin

Loughlin Law, P.A.
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida
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Loughlin Law, P.A. is a boutique law firm in Boca Raton, offering personal injury, estate planning, and probate services throughout the state of Florida.

Attorney Nicole M. Loughlin earned her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and was among the top fifteen percent in her class. As an editor of the St. Thomas Law Review, Ms. Loughlin developed strong research and writing skills, which are invaluable to effective legal practice. Ms. Loughlin served as a judicial intern for a Senior United States District Judge and a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court in and for the Southern District of Florida. She was awarded a pro bono commendation for contributing over three hundred (300) hours of pro bono work.

While in private practice, Ms. Loughlin has established a strong background in the areas of personal injury, estate planning, probate administration, community association law, real estate, and property insurance claims. She is involved in the community and serves on the board of directors of several local organizations. Ms. Loughlin is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. She was selected for The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 under 40. Membership is by invitation only. She is also AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and rated 10/10 by Avvo - the highest ratings for both organizations. Whether you have been injured in an accident, wish to protect your family through a carefully considered estate plan, or are trying to navigate the legal intricacies of probate court, Ms. Loughlin will create a legal strategy tailored just for you.

Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
J.D.
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University of South Florida
B.A.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Loughlin Law P.A.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, P.A.
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Federal Judicial Intern
United States Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon
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Speaking Engagements
How To Use Lawcus As An Estate Planning Attorney, Lawcus Webinar for Estate Planning
Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
South Palm Beach FAWL
Board Member
- Current
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Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Deerfield Beach Council
- Current
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Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS Gold Coast)
Board Member
- Current
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Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
- Current
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The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
- Current
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Elder Services Resource Network
Member
- Current
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Greater Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce
Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 105337
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free introductory call or video conference available.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We bill primarily on a flat or contingent fee basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We accept all major credit cards.
Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Loughlin Law, P.A.
Website
Virtual Estate Planning
Videos
A basic estate plan is more than just a Will, though having a Will is an important component and essential to an estate plan. What Does a Basic Estate Plan Include?

A basic estate plan is more than just a Will, though having a Will is an important component and essential to an estate plan.

We’ve boiled down the action steps you need to take following a car accident to protect your interests. 4 Things You Should Do Immediately Following a Car Accident

We’ve boiled down the action steps you need to take following a car accident to protect your interests.

Trusts are not public record, and for some, privacy is a key consideration when creating a trust. Unlike a last will and testament, a revocable trust does not get deposited with the probate court in the State of Florida upon the death of the Grantor or Settlor (i.e. person who created the trust). An exception exists if there is a lawsuit filed regarding the trust. Are Revocable Trusts Public Record?

Trusts are not public record, and for some, privacy is a key consideration when creating a trust. Unlike a last will and testament, a revocable trust does not get deposited with the probate court in the State of Florida upon the death of the Grantor or Settlor (i.e. person who created the trust). An exception exists if there is a lawsuit filed regarding the trust.

Many people want to avoid a potentially costly and lengthy probate process for the beneficiaries of their estate, but don’t want to create a trust, transfer assets, and manage the trust. Often a client will come in with their elderly parent wanting to know how they can inherit quickly and efficiently, i.e. without probating the assets. Probate can be avoided with the careful planning of an estate, but can it be avoided without a trust? The short answer is yes, but it depends. Can You Avoid Probate without a Trust?

Many people want to avoid a potentially costly and lengthy probate process for the beneficiaries of their estate, but don’t want to create a trust, transfer assets, and manage the trust. Often a client will come in with their elderly parent wanting to know how they can inherit quickly and efficiently, i.e. without probating the assets. Probate can be avoided with the careful planning of an estate, but can it be avoided without a trust? The short answer is yes, but it depends.

Florida is pretty particular when it comes to the execution of testamentary documents. If a Florida will is not executed with certain formalities, it may be deemed invalid, which means the testator will be treated as if he or she died without a will. If your will is deemed invalid, you lose the power to appoint your personal representative and your assets will descend according to Florida law as opposed to your well thought out wishes. How are Wills Executed in Florida?

Florida is pretty particular when it comes to the execution of testamentary documents. If a Florida will is not executed with certain formalities, it may be deemed invalid, which means the testator will be treated as if he or she died without a will. If your will is deemed invalid, you lose the power to appoint your personal representative and your assets will descend according to Florida law as opposed to your well thought out wishes.

Many people think that estate planning is something that should be done if you have a lot of money or are close to death. This is not true! Everyone needs an estate plan regardless of their age or wealth. Three out of the four estate planning documents we commonly draft for our clients are to be used during life! A Durable Power of Attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents. What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

Many people think that estate planning is something that should be done if you have a lot of money or are close to death. This is not true! Everyone needs an estate plan regardless of their age or wealth. Three out of the four estate planning documents we commonly draft for our clients are to be used during life! A Durable Power of Attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents.

A living will in Florida is a declaration regarding life sustaining procedures. Any competent adult may, at any time, make a living will or written declaration and direct the • providing, • withholding, or • withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures in the event that such person • has a terminal condition, • has an end-stage condition, or • is in a persistent vegetative state. What is a Florida Living Will?

A living will in Florida is a declaration regarding life sustaining procedures. Any competent adult may, at any time, make a living will or written declaration and direct the • providing, • withholding, or • withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures in the event that such person • has a terminal condition, • has an end-stage condition, or • is in a persistent vegetative state.

A designation of health care surrogate allows you to designate an agent to make medical and health care decisions on your behalf. The document must be signed by you in the presence of two subscribing adult witnesses. The person designated as surrogate shall not act as witness to the execution of the document designating the health care surrogate. At least one person who acts as a witness shall be neither the principal’s spouse nor blood relative. What is a Health Care Surrogate?

A designation of health care surrogate allows you to designate an agent to make medical and health care decisions on your behalf. The document must be signed by you in the presence of two subscribing adult witnesses. The person designated as surrogate shall not act as witness to the execution of the document designating the health care surrogate. At least one person who acts as a witness shall be neither the principal’s spouse nor blood relative.

In Florida, a Lady Bird deed is an estate planning tool used which can be used to avoid the probate of real property. The property is immediately transferred to the beneficial owner, a.k.a. remainderman, upon the death of the grantor/life tenant. What is a Lady Bird Deed?

In Florida, a Lady Bird deed is an estate planning tool used which can be used to avoid the probate of real property. The property is immediately transferred to the beneficial owner, a.k.a. remainderman, upon the death of the grantor/life tenant.

The Revocable Trust is the most common trust used in estate planning. The Trust is created by the Grantor or Settlor, who will likely choose to serve as the initial Trustee of the Trust. The Trustee is responsible for the day to day management of the Trust investments and property. As the initial Trustee, the Grantor can add or remove assets from the Trust during her lifetime and for her own benefit. What is a Revocable Trust?

The Revocable Trust is the most common trust used in estate planning. The Trust is created by the Grantor or Settlor, who will likely choose to serve as the initial Trustee of the Trust. The Trustee is responsible for the day to day management of the Trust investments and property. As the initial Trustee, the Grantor can add or remove assets from the Trust during her lifetime and for her own benefit.

In this video I discuss #whiplash resulting from a #caraccident, what to do following a car accident, the symptoms of whiplash, and recovering damages from the at fault party. Contact... What is Whiplash from a Car Accident?

In this video I discuss #whiplash resulting from a #caraccident, what to do following a car accident, the symptoms of whiplash, and recovering damages from the at fault party. Contact...

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Loughlin Law, P.A.
By appointment only, business hours
150 East Palmetto Park Road
Suite 800
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Telephone: (561) 921-5751
Fax: (561) 931-0107
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