18Apr, 2018

Marital vs. Non-Marital Assets in Jacksonville, Florida

April 18th, 2018|Divorce|

assets in marriageDivorce is typically one of the most traumatic events of a person’s lifetime. It is the multidimensional aspect of divorce that hits most people the hardest — there is no area of life that it doesn’t affect. In addition to the breakup of the family, financial issues often loom large, and it might be far from obvious how a court will divide the property from […]

4Apr, 2018

Incapacity and Adult Guardianship Proceedings in Jacksonville, Florida

April 4th, 2018|Child Custody|

guardianship - father and daughterIn Jacksonville, a guardian for an adult ward must be appointed by a state circuit court. There are two types of guardianship — voluntary and involuntary. In a voluntary guardianship, the ward is mentally competent and requests the appointment of a guardian. In an involuntary guardianship, the ward is incapacitated and a guardian is appointed by the circuit court upon petition.

Incapacity Proceedings

Since […]

21Mar, 2018

Education Trusts: How Do They Work?

March 21st, 2018|Estate Planning|

Florida’s Dedicated Estate Planning and Education Trust Lawyers

family discussing education trustRaising children has always been expensive. Paying for basic necessities, sports and hobbies, family vacations, and the unexpected events in life quickly adds up. New generations are also faced with the prospect of paying for college, an expense that grows more and more out of hand with each passing year.

Tuition prices have soared over the last […]

7Mar, 2018

Personal Representatives: Can You Object?

March 7th, 2018|Probate Proceedings|

Skilled Florida Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys

estate planning representativeProbate can be a lengthy and complicated process. In order to manage the competing interests in an estate, including beneficiaries and creditors, and ensure that the assets of the estate are handled properly – a personal representative is typically appointed to manage the estate and the probate process.

Often times the appointment of a personal representative is without […]

28Feb, 2018

What You Need to Know About Gifting and Your Estate

February 28th, 2018|Estate Planning|

multi-generational family at table

Dedicated Estate Planning Lawyers Serving Florida Clients

If you’re planning to use your estate to make gifts in Florida, you need to know about the tax implications of gifting and your estate and how to leave gifts to your heirs and beneficiaries without paying taxes. If you think you will need to use Medicare or Medicaid to pay for your medical or care expenses in […]