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What is a Last Will and Testament in Florida?

Many Florida residents have a romantic view of the reading of a deceased person’s Last Will and Testament in front of the collected family, all of whom are surprised by the inheritances they receive. While formal readings are no longer common, a Wi… Read More
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David Bowie

Celebrity Estate Lessons – David Bowie

Compared to some of our past celebrities, David Bowie didn’t do a bad job with his estate plan. He provided for his wife and children, even taking into account what would happen when his wife died. However, there are some things he could have d… Read More
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What to Do if You Are Being Sued Over Your Inheritance

Lawsuits between family members are some of the hardest to endure. Even if you win, your relationship with your family will be affected. Losing could bring with it substantial financial consequences. So what can you do if you are being sued over your… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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Failure to Make Reasonable Provision For Dependents

What can you do if the person you depended on for your financial needs and care dies unexpectedly? Even if you anticipate receiving an inheritance, the money you receive could be tied up in court for months, or even more than a year. The failure to m… Read More
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Categories: Probate
Burt Reynolds

Celebrity Estate Lessons – Burt Reynolds

No one wants to be disinherited in their parent’s Will, especially if that parent is a celebrity. However, that’s exactly what happened to Burt Reynolds’ son. Reynolds was married to his second wife, Loni Anderson, when they adopted their s… Read More
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Snoop Dogg

Celebrity Estate Lessons – Snoop Dogg

I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, when did he die? How did I miss it!?” It’s okay, Snoop Dogg is still alive. Or at least he was at the time of this writing. Okay, so now you’re wondering why I’m writing about Snoop Dogg’s estate… Read More
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Building Charitable Donations Into Your Estate Plan

Leaving a legacy is important to a lot of people. For many, one way of doing that is by supporting religious, ideological, and philanthropic organizations that align with their values. Building charitable donations into your estate plan can be a grea… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
Princess Diana

Celebrity Estate Lessons – Princess Diana

It was a shock to the world when Princess Diana died unexpectedly on August 31, 1997. Luckily, she had written a Will in 1993 and updated it just the year before her death. And, considering that the beneficiaries of the majority of the Will were the… Read More
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What Happens When You Don’t Have An Estate Plan

Many people put off estate planning because they believe they don’t own enough to make it worthwhile, or assume they will get around to it eventually. The reality is that you never know when you will need to use your estate plan. Understanding what… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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A Guide to Probate Fraud Litigation

Probate litigation often depends on the contents of your loved one’s Will or trust. But what happens when the document itself is the problem? Probate fraud and forgery can keep you from receiving the inheritance your loved one intended. Find out wh… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Probate