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What is a Revocable Living Trust?

If you are considering the options available for your estate plan, you may have come across the idea of a revocable living trust. This alternative to a traditional estate plan gives you more control over what happens to your assets. It also reduces o… Read More
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Categories: Trusts
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How to Get Letters of Administration in Florida

The days following a loved one’s death can involve a flurry of trying to talk to banks, service providers, and others involved in your family member’s affairs. A deceased’s next of kin often receive letters in the mail from financial institutio… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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A Living Will Makes Tough Decisions Easier on Your Family

Imagine standing in a hospital after a loved one’s accident, surgery, or illness and being asked whether the doctors should “pull the plug.” Would you know what to say? Do you know how your closest relatives prefer to be treated in their final… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Contesting a Will in Florida

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 how to contesting a Will w… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Probate
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5 Warning Signs a Will was Signed Under Undue Influence

When the death of a loved one comes with an unexpected surprise, you might find yourself wondering what happened in their final days. You may be left wondering how to sue for inheritance if you were unexpectedly excluded, and whether the new estate p… Read More
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A Personal Representatives’ Guide to Dealing with Creditors

If you have been named a personal representative for a loved one’s estate, you may suddenly find you have a lot on your plate. One of the less desirable parts of any personal representative’s job is dealing with creditors seeking to collect on yo… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Who is the Lawyer’s Client When Families Fight?

Grief can take many forms. Sometimes families fight after a loved one dies. When there is a large estate or a highly valued piece of property, that fight can make its way to the Florida probate court. In those cases, it can be hard to tell who the es… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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Who Receives Your Life Insurance Benefits After You Die?

If your employee benefit package includes a life insurance policy, or you are using a private term or whole-life policy to provide for your loved ones once you pass away, you need to be sure your paperwork is in order now. Otherwise the wrong people… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Probate
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Who Counts as an Heir in Florida Probate Law

It’s true that Florida residents can leave their assets and property to whomever they like in a Will — children, relatives, friends, or even organizations. But when that Will is ambiguous, can be challenged, or simply doesn’t exist, the for… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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What to Do When the Estate’s Assets Don’t Add Up

If your family relies on a trust or guardianship to provide for a loved one, or if a deceased relative’s estate is in the process of distribution, your inheritance, and sometimes your livelihood, can depend on someone else’s work. When the estate… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Probate
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