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What does Gale Sayer’s Dementia Have to do With Probate Litigation?

Uncategorized Mar 25, 2017
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How does dementia affect probate litigation in Florida? Why is it so important for people to have a proper estate plan in place? How can an estate plan help me when I am still living? What do probate and guardianship lawyers need to know about dementia? How can dementia affect wills and trusts? How can a proper estate plan help people with dementia?

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5 Questions to ask if You’re Hiring a Florida Estate Lawyer

Uncategorized Mar 24, 2017
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Five questions to ask if you’re hiring a Florida estate lawyer. If you just lost a loved one in Florida and were appointed the personal representative, or the executive, under the Florida will, Florida law says that you need a lawyer. Your estate lawyer will help you to run the estate. If you are thinking about hiring a Florida probate lawyer, here are five questions you need to ask them.

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How do I Inherit my Parent’s House?

Uncategorized Mar 24, 2017
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Did your mother or father die in Florida with a house, or a homestead? If you live out of state, not in Florida, you’re probably wondering how you inherit your father or mother’s house. Inheriting your parents residence, what they call Florida homestead, is an interesting issue in the law.

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When is a Florida Personal Representative’s Duty to Act Initiated?

Uncategorized Mar 24, 2017
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If I am appointed as the executor or personal representative of a Florida will, when do I have to begin work? What if I don’t want to be the personal representative of a Palm Beach estate? Do I have a duty, as nominated personal representative of a Florida estate, to prevent harm caused by the estate? Am I the official personal representative if I have not yet been appointed by a Florida probate court? A February 21, 2017 First District Court of Appeal opinion discusses this issue and a Milton, Florida estate.

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Rock and Roll Legend Chuck Berry Passes Away

Uncategorized Mar 23, 2017
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The New York Times reported on March 18,2017 that Chuck Berry had passed away. He was a rock star best known for his songs including “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” This amazing rock legend probably left more than just much desired music.

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Florida Slayer Statute: The Children of a Murderer Can Inherit From the Murderer’s Victim

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2017
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On February 26, 2017, The Daily Mail reported about the murder of Helen Bailey, a successful children’s author. Her fiancé, Ian Stewart, murdered her for her fortune. Now that he was caught and sentenced, he will not inherit anything, regardless of the fact that she left him a substantial share in her will. This is because of a Slayer Statute. However, his son’s will still inherit.

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Legendary NFL Player, Gale Sayers, Battles Dementia

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2017
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On March 20, 2017, NBC Sports reported that Gale Sayers has dementia. Sayers is best known as a legendary NFL player for the Bears. Dementia, unfortunately, is common, and Florida trust and estates attorneys are frequently facing inheritance and guardianship disputes involving it.

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