21Nov, 2018

Checklist: Preparing to Meet with a Divorce Attorney

November 21st, 2018|Divorce|

divorcing couple signing paperwork togetherIf you are contemplating a divorce or are concerned that your spouse may be preparing to file to dissolve your marriage, preparing now can help make the process less stressful and potentially quite a bit smoother. If you have concerns, it is never too early to start planning. And if you are thinking about meeting […]

8Nov, 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Appointed the Guardian of a Minor in Florida?

November 8th, 2018|Family Law|

Perhaps you have recently learned that a loved one appointed you the guardian of his or her minor children in his or her will. Or, perhaps you are concerned about the safety, financial security, or general well being of a minor child and are interested in learning more about your options for seeking guardianship. Whatever the case may be, assuming the role of guardian for a minor […]

21Oct, 2018

Estate Planning for a Second Marriage in Florida

October 21st, 2018|Estate Planning|

estate planFlorida also has a new equitable distribution statute that went into effect July 1. Even if you own your own house and you marry, your new spouse is entitled to the pay down in your mortgage during the marriage even if you paid it from only your income. And, if the house appreciated they statute gives them an entitlement to that appreciation.

Having already been through a […]

8Oct, 2018

The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

October 8th, 2018|Estate Planning|

Digital Assets ActSince the Information Age dawned around 1990, a new type of asset gradually moved to the forefront of legal discourse: the digital asset. What began with online diaries has now grown to include entre businesses with no offline presence as well as Bitcoin accounts worth millions of dollars. Traditional Florida probate law was simply not set up with digital assets in mind.

In response to this […]

18Sep, 2018

Undue Influence under Florida Probate Law

September 18th, 2018|Probate Proceedings|

Probate LawIn the context of a Florida probate dispute, asserting “undue influence” is a way of attempting to invalidate a last will and testament. It is normally claimed by someone who is not a beneficiary of a will but believes they should be, or by a beneficiary who believes he is entitled to more than what the will provides – in other words, by someone who […]