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7 Estate Planning Strategies to Prevent Future Litigation

No one wants their family’s last memories about them to be fighting over their assets in probate court. Unfortunately, far too many Florida families find themselves in contested estate administration proceedings after a loved one dies. But yours do… Read More
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Mediation vs. Litigation For Estate Disputes

When families come into conflict over a loved one’s estate, there are multiple approaches for resolving that dispute. Understanding the pros and cons of mediation vs. litigation for estate disputes can help you make an informed choice in your appro… Read More
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4 Tips to Prevent Sibling Rivalry in Trust Litigation

When a loved one dies it can create tension among relatives and strain family relations. Often, long-held family dynamics can become exaggerated and create conflict, sometimes even resulting in court filings. Here are some tips to prevent sibling riv… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trusts
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Understanding Will Revocation Before Probate

Life can change unexpectedly. Sometimes, a Will written years before no longer reflects one’s wishes. Here’s a summary of when and how to revoke a Will when the documents and your family’s needs don’t match. Options to Revoke a Will Writing a… Read More
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What To Know About Residuary Beneficiaries

The term “residuary” gets used a lot in Florida probate law. Understanding what a residuary is, and what the rights of residuary beneficiaries are in both Wills and trusts can help you make more informed estate planning decisions. Here’s what y… Read More
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Admitting A Foreign Will In Florida

We live in an increasingly mobile culture. Florida residents, especially, often have homes and lives in other states or countries, as well as here in the state. But what happens when snowbirds or others with property in multiple states die? Admitting… Read More
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The Escheatment Process In Florida

While few people know the word escheatment, many Florida residents worry about losing property to the state after they die. You don’t have to have a high-value estate to lose property and assets to the Florida escheat process. Instead, what matters… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Probate
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How and When to Contest A Trust

The natural heirs or beneficiaries of someone whose estate plan is based around a trust sometimes disagree with the stipulations and limitations placed on them by the trustee. You may think it would just be easier to contest the trust and deal direct… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trusts
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Proving a Will is Invalid

Just because someone wrote down what should happen to a person’s property after their death doesn’t mean they created a valid Will. Find out what a Will needs to include to be enforceable in a Florida probate court and what you will need to know… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Probate