21Mar, 2019

How Do I Retain Guardianship of My Special Needs Child?

March 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Were you aware that, when your disabled or special needs child reaches the age of 18 (which is the recognized legal age of majority in the State of Florida), your parental rights (including those related to medical, educational, living, and financial decision making) expire – regardless of the extent of your child’s disabilities? In order to retain the power to make all of the critical decisions […]

8Mar, 2019

Can I Modify or Terminate My Alimony If My Ex Moves In With Someone?

March 8th, 2019|Family Law|

spousal supportThe alimony laws in Florida permit modifying or terminating an alimony obligation in the instance of a supportive relationship being created. Often, a former spouse that was awarded alimony will choose to cohabitate with another partner after the divorce proceedings have been finalized. The challenging issue is determining at what point cohabitation reaches a point that constitutes the requisite level of a supportive relationship that […]

21Feb, 2019

Own Rental Property in Jacksonville? Responsible Estate Planning Is Essential

February 21st, 2019|Estate Planning|

Estate PlanFormulating a comprehensive estate plan should entail addressing all of your valuable assets. And if you are the owner of a rental property, it should also include the necessary asset protection measures to safeguard your future. For the majority of clients, a complete estate plan consists of three broad main categories:

  • Your house
  • Financial accounts
  • Personal property

Additional assets, including rental property, life insurance accounts, retirement […]

8Feb, 2019

A Case Study in Community Property Claims & Probate Creditor Claims

February 8th, 2019|Probate Proceedings|

Probate LawIn 2018, Florida once again retained the title as the state with the highest number of incoming state-to-state migrants, as well as the largest recipient of retirees. A significant portion of those relocating individuals will be married couples who are coming to Florida en route from a community property state or may have resided in a community property state at some point while they were […]

21Jan, 2019

Estate Planning: Choosing the Right Type of Trust

January 21st, 2019|Estate Planning|

Estate PlanIt is an all-too-common misconception that a trust is a sophisticated legal instrument reserved exclusively for only the wealthy. The reality, however, is that trusts are one of the most commonly used estate planning arrangements with a proven track record for being a highly reliable method of ensuring an individual’s final wishes are implemented correctly.

Regardless of age, amount of assets, or family size, everyone should […]