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September 30, 2019 | General |

Nina Zuckerman Chepp Facilitates 1st Dinner Meeting Discussion for the Estate Planning Council of Broward County

In a discussion facilitated by Nina Zuckerman Chepp, the Honorable Kenneth L. Gillespie discussed his impression of the probate division, division procedures, and recent legal developments.  The judge also answered selected questions from members regarding the best practices for case management and efficient administration of estates and guardianships. Nina moderated […]

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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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