Understanding How Elective Shares in Florida Work

Fri Mar 29, 2019 | Will Challenges |

One of the cardinal rules of estate law is that wills should be administered according to the wishes of the testator. This can lead to a number of less-than-ideal outcomes for the testator’s heirs, especially those who end up receiving nothing or only very small amounts from his or her […]

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Understanding the Two Types of Special Needs Trusts

Thu Feb 28, 2019 | Trust Challenges |

Individuals with special needs — such as those who are disabled, chronically ill, or suffer from a mental illness — often are unable to provide for themselves the same way that others can. When that is the case, the government provides financial assistance through various programs, such as Supplemental Security […]

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What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust?

Thu Feb 14, 2019 | Trusts |

Of all estate planning instruments, trusts are perhaps the most versatile due to the variety of goals that you can accomplish with them. For example, you can use a single trust for your own support during your lifetime and to pass assets to your heirs outside of the probate system […]

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Grounds for Contesting a Will in Florida

Mon Jan 21, 2019 | Will Challenges |

Disposing of one’s money, property, and other assets after one’s death is not a task to be taken lightly. As such, the law imposes a strict set of requirements on individuals wishing to execute a will in order to minimize the chances that there will be errors when distributing the […]

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