10Jan, 2021

Executory Interests vs. Contingent Remainders

January 10th, 2021|Trust and Estate|

Property interestWhen most people think about property rights, they think about who currently owns the property. In estate planning, this is referred to as a present interest. However, present interests are only one-half of the equation when it comes to property ownership. Future interests are just as important, especially when creating a Florida estate plan. Understanding future interest is crucial to effectively implementing one’s wishes […]

15Dec, 2020

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Make a Will

December 15th, 2020|Wills and Trust|

A woman writing on her notebook.By any measure, 2020 has been a very difficult year. However, we can learn from even the most challenging experiences. One thing that 2020 has taught us is that nothing should be taken for granted. Whether it be our own health or the health of loved ones, nothing is certain. As we move closer to the end of the year, when […]

5Dec, 2020

How to Determine Where to Open a Probate Estate

December 5th, 2020|Probate|

last-will-and-probateWhen a loved one dies, the court must first probate their estate before any estate assets will be distributed. Probate is the process by which the court formally recognizes a person’s death, validates their will, appoints an executor, and eventually distributes the estate assets according to the will’s terms.

If you recently had a close loved one pass away, you will likely have many questions regarding […]

15Nov, 2020

How Can I Find Out If Probate Has Been Granted?

November 15th, 2020|Probate|

Losing a loved one is always a very challenging and emotional time. Grieving family members are dealing with their feelings of loss, and may not initially be thinking about what will happen with their family member’s assets. However, it is essential to stay on top of what is happening with the deceased’s estate. Probate matters are public record. In many cases, family members can […]

5Nov, 2020

What Is Better Guardianship or Custody?

November 5th, 2020|Divorce, Family Law, Guardianship|

Guardianship and parenting book and a gavel on the side.Family law can be very complicated, especially when it relates to the care and wellbeing of minor children. The legal definitions that courts use to describe an adult’s relationship with a child, and the responsibilities these relationships carry with them, can be overwhelming for those already dealing with what is understandably a very stressful and emotional process.

The […]

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