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Yearly Archives: 2013

FLORIDA ESTATE RIGHTS FOR GAY COUPLES IN FLORIDA: what will it take to overturn DOMA in Florida and give same-sex couples inheritance rights?

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2013

The Defense of Marriage Act is history. The Defense of Marriage Act is also known as DOMA.   DOMA is history. But what will it take to overturn DOMA in a state like Florida, which has a constitutional amendment, and other state laws, which restrict the rights Florida citizens who are gay? Even though the United States Supreme Court overturned DOMA in June 2013, same-sex marriages, gay marriages, are presently not permitted in the state of Florida.

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CAN I SUE FOR CIVIL THEFT IN FLORIDA?: a look at a civil remedy in Florida probate & estates

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2013

“Where did my inheritance go?” “Who took my money?” Often, some beneficiaries of Florida estates are disappointed when they don’t receive an inheritance.  Or, sometimes a Florida will or a Florida estate leaves you less of an inheritance than you expected.  “Where did the money go?  I thought mom or dad were worth a lot more than that” you wonder.

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WHO SHUT DOWN THE FLORIDA ESTATE?: can you re-open a Florida probate once it’s been administratively closed?

Uncategorized Dec 18, 2013

Is your Florida probate shutdown? Still waiting for your inheritance? Has a Florida estate, of which you are a beneficiary, been closed and you don’t know why? The Florida probate process, or what may be referred to as the estate administration process, may be “administratively closed” if there is no action estate. What does this all mean?

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SHOULD FLORIDA TRUSTS INVEST OVERSEAS?

Uncategorized Dec 17, 2013

A Florida trustee has a duty to invest prudently. We all know this. Florida trust law, like most states, has a prudent investor rule. The domestic, US, stock market has been on a tear, with most of the indices up over 20% year to date.

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ARE FLORIDA POWERS OF ATTORNEY A POWER TO STEAL?

Uncategorized Dec 17, 2013

Did someone you know use a Florida power of attorney to take someone’s assets or money? Was a Florida power of attorney mis-used, and were Palm Beach bank accounts, Miami brokerage accounts, and Aventura financial accounts re-titled or taken from you or someone you love?

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