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September 29, 2016 | General |

Can You Contest a Trust in Florida? Yes.

We’ve talked in previous blog posts about will contests: when a will can be contested and how beneficiaries will be affected.  However, wills are not the only documents that are involved in estate planning. Many people choose to put some or all of their assets in trusts, which can avoid […]

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August 15, 2016 | General |

How an Attorney Can Help You Get Through Probate

The probate process can be stressful for everyone involved and can differ depending on whether the decedent died without a will (intestate) or left a Last Will and Testament setting forth his or her wishes (testate estates). The personal representative, beneficiaries, and other family members may feel confused and unsure […]

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June 9, 2016 | General |

What Are My Rights As a Beneficiary?

When you are the beneficiary of an estate you may be entitled to money or property.  It can be frustrating to spend time waiting for what you were promised. You may be confronted with an avalanche of confusing paperwork and requests for waivers and consents to a myriad of documents. […]

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May 5, 2016 | General |

How Florida Probate Can Affect Real Estate

When someone dies, their estate may consist of all kinds of property, such as financial accounts, life insurance, jewelry, baseball cards, stamp or coin collections, automobiles, and real estate such as the family home or a plot of land they purchased as an investment. If you find yourself the beneficiary […]

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February 25, 2016 | General |

How to Set Up a Guardianship in Florida

What is Guardianship? Unfortunately, there are times when a loved one may be unable to care for themselves or their property.  Under Chapter 744 of the Florida Statutes, guardianship is the judicial proceeding where a circuit court can appoint a guardian who can then make legal decisions for an incapacitated […]

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February 7, 2016 | General |

Trust Creation and Administration

As unhappy as it can be to think about the end of your life, making preparations can save your family  from much of the worry and stress that can be associated with settling your estate after death. One of the  options available  to protect and provide assets for your loved […]

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July 6, 2015 | General |

The 3 Ways You Can File Probate in Florida

Probate is the legal process that is necessary to transfer assets held in a person’s sole name to their designated beneficiaries after death. The process typically includes proving that the deceased’s will is valid (if they died testate), identifying and marshaling their property, noticing and paying creditors, and distributing that […]

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