The Florida Domicile Handbook

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255 pages
ISBN: 978-1-895997-36-1


For any new resident or someone thinking about making the move, The Florida Domicile Handbook: Vital Information for New Florida Residents 2nd Edition is a must-have guide.

Packed with sound advice on the many financial benefits of Florida domicile, this book also includes colorful facts and useful data on the great Sunshine State.



  • Amazing ways to protect your assets.
  • No state income or estate taxes.
  • Tax discounts on home ownership.
  • Thriving business economy.
  • Diverse cultural opportunities.
  • World-class destinations for luxury living.



  • Making Florida your domicile.
  • Purchasing a home.
  • Applying for permits and licenses.
  • Transferring tags.
  • Registering to vote.
  • Finding insurance and health care.



E. Michael Kilbourn

With over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, the last 19 of which have been dedicated to teaching his estate planning strategies to high net-worth families and fellow planners, E. Michael Kilbourn knows the intricacies of estate planning and the benefits of Florida domicile. 

The president of Kilbourn Associates in Naples, Florida, Mike Kilbourn is a Family Wealth Transfer Planning Specialist who enjoys taking the worry and mystery out of financial planning.

Over the years, Mr. Kilbourn has positioned himself as a leading national authority on estate tax matters and local expert on the complexities of Florida domicile. His sophisticated estate planning abilities have produced remarkable results and secured the trust of hundreds of wealthy individuals and families. 

Mike Kilbourn is a decorated Vietnam veteran with five college degrees including four masters’ degrees, cum laude, and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. Accredited with fourteen professional designations including Chartered Financial Consultant and Accredited Estate Planner, he is founder and chairman of the Wealth Protection Network®, a national network of estate planning professionals.

In addition to authoring the first and second editions of The Florida Domicile Handbook, Mike is also the author of Disinherit the IRS (Career Press 2003) and contributing author of Optimal Aging Manual (Optimal Aging, LLC, 2004), Giving–Philanthropy for Everyone (Quantum Press, 2002), 21st Century Wealth: Essential Financial Planning Principles (Quantum Press, 2000) and Ways and Means: Maximize the Value of Your Retirement Savings (Esperti Peterson Institute, 1999).

E. Michael Kilbourn, CLU, ChFC, CCIM, MSFS, MBA
Kilbourn Associates
3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 202
Naples, FL 34103
Ph: (239) 261-1888
Fax: (239) 643-7017




Brad A. Galbraith

Brad A. Galbraith is a partner with Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP in Naples, Florida, and co-partner-in-charge of the firm’s Indianapolis office. His practice focuses exclusively on providing creative, cutting-edge estate, tax and business planning advice to business owners and other wealthy individuals. Brad is board certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida Bar Association.

Brad began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant. After switching to the practice of law and seeing the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of traditional planning methods, he endeavored to find a better way to assist his clients with estate, tax and business planning. As an estate planning attorney, he developed a model designed to provide clients with comprehensive, personalized estate, tax and business succession plans that withstand the test of time.

Brad maintains an Indiana CPA license and is a frequent presenter on estate and tax planning topics to CPAs and attorneys at conferences and continuing education events throughout the United States. Additionally, Brad is the coauthor of an extensive continuing education program for CPAs, which was published and distributed nationally. That program, titled Estate Planning for CPAs, has been presented to thousands of CPAs throughout the United States.

Brad has been listed in FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers in 2010. He is active in several national and local charitable and religious organizations as well as organizations that support the arts.

Brad A. Galbraith, Esq, CPA
Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
800 Laurel Oak Drive, #600
M&I Building
Naples, Florida 34108
Ph: (239) 552-2990
Fax: (239) 254-2949



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