3Aug, 2018

What Is an Annulment in Florida?

August 3rd, 2018|Divorce|

Jacksonville Separation Lawyers - Beller & BustamanteWhat is the difference between a divorce and an annulment? In a nutshell, a divorce is the breakup of a marriage while an annulment is a declaration that no real marriage ever took place. Two types of annulments exist – religious and civil. Although religious annulments are beyond the scope of this article, a civil annulment differs from a divorce […]

16Jul, 2018

Jacksonville Adult Guardianships: Termination or Replacement of a “Guardian of the Property”

July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A “guardian of the property” is responsible for managing the financial affairs of the ward. A court-appointed guardian cannot simply walk away or be “fired” by the ward. Although the procedure for ending this arrangement or replacing the guardian depends on the reason being asserted, approval by the court is required. The most common reasons are listed below.

Reason No. 1: Voluntary Resignation by the […]

2Jul, 2018

Retroactive Child Support in Florida

July 2nd, 2018|Child Custody|

Under Florida child support law, the general principle is that both parents bear equal financial responsibility for child support. This is a rule of thumb that can be deviated from if circumstances so require – if one parent is genuinely unable to provide half of the child’s support, for example.

The custodial parent (sometimes referred to as the majority parent) is entitled to seek court ordered […]

20Jun, 2018

The Duties of a Trustee in Jacksonville, Florida

June 20th, 2018|Estate Planning|

estate planningTo accept appointment as the trustee of a trust is to undertake a position of great responsibility and significant potential liability. Abuse of these duties can do real harm to beneficiaries as well as violence to the intentions of the trustor who founded the trust in the first place. Trustees should be chosen with care, and their responsibilities should be fully explained to them.

The duties […]

6Jun, 2018

The Probate of Florida Real Property in the Estates of Non-Residents and Non-U.S. Citizens

June 6th, 2018|Probate Proceedings|

probateProbating the assets of a deceased property owner can be a tricky and complex process, especially for large estates. It can get even trickier when more than one legal system is involved. This might happen if, for example, a Colorado resident dies owning property in both Colorado and Florida or if a citizen of Canada dies leaving property located in Jacksonville.





Under these circumstances:

  • you may need […]