Edition No. 15

Spring Into Action: Tidy Up Your Legal Matters!

As the days grow longer and the flowers start to bloom, it’s not just our homes that need a good spring cleaning – our legal affairs require regular dusting off too. This season, take the opportunity to refresh and organize your legal documents, ensuring everything is up-to-date and in order. Here’s how to put your legal house in order:

  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates: Review your will and any estate planning documents to make sure they still reflect your current wishes and family dynamics.
  • Contracts, Agreements, and Subscriptions: Dust off any contracts, leases, or agreements you have. It’s crucial to understand their terms, renewal dates, and any clauses that could require attention. This is also the perfect time to review any active subscriptions or memberships and unsubscribe to the services that you no longer need (applications, gym memberships, streaming subscriptions, etc.)
  • Insurance Policies: Ensure that your insurance policies are current and provide adequate coverage for your needs.
  • Financial Documents: Although most financial documents are stored digitally now, you should organize any physical financial records you may have, including bank statements, investments, and debts. If your financial documents are available digitally, you should shred the physical documents, as well as any that are outdated to protect your privacy.
  • Digital Cleanup: Don’t forget your digital presence. Now is a great time to update passwords, review your social media settings, and ensure your digital assets are in order. To combat against hacking, you should use complex and unique passwords for each of your accounts. You can also use this time to remove unwanted or unneeded items taking up space on your devices such as, photos, music, downloads.

Spring cleaning your legal matters can seem daunting, but it’s an essential part of maintaining your overall well-being. Tidying up your legal affairs not only provides peace of mind, but it also prepares you for the future, come what may. Sweep through your documents, polish your plans, and step into the season with confidence knowing your legal life is in bloom.

More tips for a successful Spring cleaning:

  • Battery Replacement: You should make it a habit to regularly replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Although it seems like a simple step, making sure that these devices are working properly can be lifesaving in the event of an emergency.
  • AC Filters: As temperatures are getting warmer, you will want to prepare your air conditioning system for heavier use. By cleaning or replacing its filters, you can also save money on your energy bills!
  • Fire Extinguishers: Make sure that all fire extinguishers in the home work properly and that you know how to use them. Check the expiration dates and replace them as needed.
  • Gutter Cleaning: With all the Spring showers, you will want to prepare your gutters and downspouts as well. Remove any leaves and debris they may have collected.

Step Back in Time at Boomtown Days and Art Show 2024: Celebrating Dunnellon’s Rich Heritage!

Dunnellon, a town with its roots deep in the late 19th century, is all set to host the Boomtown Days and Art Show on April 13, 2024. Originally a railroad town, Dunnellon surged to prominence with the discovery of hard rock phosphate in 1889, marking its territory as a quintessential “boom town.” This year’s event promises a dive back into the 1920s, celebrating Dunnellon’s vibrant history and its significant phosphate mines discovery.

Visitors can look forward to a day packed with arts, crafts, live music echoing the honky-tonk era, and mouth-watering food options. Highlights include the Craft Vendor Corral and the Rainbow Springs Art Show, showcasing local artisans’ work. The Cowboy Show will bring the Old West back to life with stunning stunts and sharp-shooting displays. A dedicated Kids Zone ensures the little ones aren’t left out of the fun. Don’t forget to stop by the Keith Taylor Law Group booth to enter our raffle for a chance to win $250 in Local Dining gift certificates! You can also spin our prize wheel to snag some KT Law Group swag to take home! The Boomtown Days and Art Show is more than an event; it’s a vibrant celebration of Dunnellon’s unique heritage, offering something for everyone in the family.

Keith Taylor Law Group Joins Forces with Rise Against Hunger: A United Front Against Global Hunger

The Keith Taylor Law Group has taken a significant step towards making a global impact by partnering, for more than 10 years, with Rise Against Hunger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world hunger. Through hands-on involvement in meal packaging events, our law firm is making a direct contribution towards feeding those in need across developing nations. Each packaged meal, a blend of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and essential micronutrients, costs just 34 cents and has a shelf life of two years, supporting not just immediate nutritional needs but long-term developmental programs.

Rise Against Hunger, founded in 1998 and formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, has grown into a global force against hunger, thanks to the support of over 400,000 volunteers annually. The organization operates with a multifaceted strategy, aiming to nourish lives, respond to emergencies, empower communities, and grow the movement toward ending world hunger. Its comprehensive approach ensures that aid extends beyond the meal, offering pathways out of poverty through education, vocational training, and improved food security.

One of the special things about this organization is that when they distribute meals to developing countries, they do so through schools. It is typical in these countries to send the girls to find food for their families. Therefore, they miss out on an education and the opportunities that come with it. By providing meals in schools, girls are given the opportunity to pursue an education, breaking the cycle of poverty.

By aligning with Rise Against Hunger through both donations and volunteers, we are demonstrating a commitment to fostering a better, hunger-free future for all. This organization provides an example of the profound impact collaboration can have on the world’s most pressing issues. 

Referrer of the Month: Vinny Brown

Celebrating Vinny Brown of Brown Home Inspections Keith Taylor Law Group’s Referrer of the Month!

In 1984, Vinny moved to Citrus Springs alongside his family, marking the start of his lifelong commitment to our community.

Vinny earned his Residential Contractors License from the Cam Tek School of Construction in Tampa, FL. This paved the way for his founding of Brown Construction and Trim Carpentry. Vinny went on to earn his real estate license, so that he could align his construction and renovation projects with the demands of the market.

Vinny’s 30-year career in construction and real estate reflects dedication to learning and growth. With more than 18,000 home inspections under his belt in just the last 18 years, Vinny brings unparalleled experience, offering his clients helpful insights into their prospective homes. His unwavering support and dedication to lifelong learning make him a valued part of our community, and we are grateful for his trust in our services at the Keith Taylor Law Group. Thank you Vinny Brown, for being such an inspiration to our community!

United Way Small Business 365 Recognition

We are extremely proud to announce our firm’s continued support of the United Way of Citrus County!

The United Way of Citrus County provides educational programs within the community to equip both children and adults with essential educational resources. They also promote the well-being of members in our community by ensuring that they have access to critical healthcare services.

This organization seeks to improve the overall economic well-being of our community by providing programs to individuals and their families that empower them with the skills and resources needed to achieve financial independence.

We are extremely proud to announce our firm’s continued support of the United Way of Citrus County. By showing our support financially and through active involvement, we are contributing to making a lasting impact in the community.

Pace: Believing in Girls Empowerment Breakfast

Keith Taylor Law Group Attorney, Jessica Czaya, is a board of directors member at PACE Center Citrus.

Our firm supports the mission of this organization to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. The impact that the PACE programs have on those who participate is inspiring, and the Believing in Girls Empowerment Breakfast is an opportunity to showcase that impact to the community. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from the Pace girls, sharing their journeys and experiences.

Our firm is proud to support the PACE Center for Girls!