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Robert J. Hauser, Partner at Pankauski Hauser PLLC, Recognized in Super Lawyers 2018 Annual Directory (Business Edition)

Uncategorized Dec 28, 2017
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Super Lawyers’ 2018 Annual Directory (Business Edition) lists Pankauski Hauser PLLC partner Robert J. Hauser as a “Super Lawyer” in appellate practice.  This directory consists of the nation’s top attorneys in business practice areas from the published Super Lawyers lists. Only fifteen Florida attorneys are listed in the Business Edition in the field of appellate practice.

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Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal is Relocating

Uncategorized Dec 20, 2017
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Florida’s Fourth DCA is moving! As of Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Fourth DCA will be in its new building. The new courthouse is located at 110 South Tamarind Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. If you are a Florida appellate attorney, click here for more information about the Fourth DCA’s new home.

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Florida Probate Laws: Do adopted children inherit from their adoptive parents or their natural parents?

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2017
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Do adopted children inherit from their adoptive parents or their natural parents? When does a child’s right to inherit from their natural parent no longer exist? Do adopted children inherit from the parents that adopted them? What about foster children? If I am adopted, can I still inherit from my biological father? You should read Florida Statute 732.108.

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Orlando Probate Litigation: What can you do if a family member is trying to steal your inheritance?

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2017
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What can you do if a family member is trying to steal your inheritance? Can you sue a sibling for tortious interference of your Florida inheritance if your sibling convinced your dad to write you out of his Florida will? What is tortious interference? How do you know if you have a good case? You should read Slosberg v. Giller and consult with an experience probate litigation lawyer.

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Family Disputes & Power of Attorney Litigation: Brother Sues Sisters for Undue Influence

Uncategorized Dec 12, 2017
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A brother sues his sisters in a June 6, 2017 opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia, Slosberg v. Giller. This case, although it is not a Florida probate case, is a great example of a trust and estates lawsuit involving undue influence, sibling rivalry, and an aggressive family dispute. It shows just how quickly loved ones can turn against each other when money comes into play.

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Do you have a DNR and Florida health care documents?

Uncategorized Dec 5, 2017
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Many Florida estate planning attorneys focus on wills and living trusts. But, to some Florida clients, having the right health care documents in place if you are incompetent or in a persistent vegetative state, may be more important.  Do you NOT want to be maintained on life support? Do you want a Do Not Resuscitate Order?

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David Cassidy’s Estate: Dementia & Florida Estates

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017
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How does dementia affect probate litigation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? Why is it so important to meet with your Florida estate planning attorney to draft a will or trust? How can a Florida estate plan help you to avoid a guardianship? How can a solid estate plan help you if you suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s? Why should I create an estate plan in Florida? What do probate litigators and guardianship lawyers need to know about dementia? How can dementia affect an estate?

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David Cassidy’s Estate Plans and Dementia

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2017
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On November 23, 2017, The New York Post reported that David Cassidy, best known for his role on the 1970’s show ” The Partridge Family”, had struggled with dementia. According to the article, “more than 47 million people worldwide have dementia, with about 10 million new cases every year. The number of people with dementia is expected to rise to 75 million in 2030 and 132 million by 2050, according to the World Health Organization.” 

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