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Is it Really Possible to Disinherit Someone?

Fri Mar 29, 2019

You’ve likely seen something like this in a movie: At the reading of the will of a recently deceased family patriarch, the executor dramatically reveals that one or more heirs have unexpectedly been disinherited as a form of revenge for a long-ago transgression. But does this actually happen in real […]

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Understanding How Elective Shares in Florida Work

Fri Mar 29, 2019

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

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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