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733.6175 Trial on Personal Representative’s Attorneys Fees

Uncategorized Oct 16, 2018
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On March 1st, 2017, Pankauski Hauser partner John Pankauski completed a trial on the issue of reasonable compensation for a personal representative’s attorney whose work ended prior to complete estate administration. The trial took place in the Delray Beach Probate Court, before the Honorable Howard Coates. 

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What should I know about Florida’s lawyer-client privilege?

Uncategorized Oct 16, 2018
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What should I know about Florida’s lawyer-client privilege? Does my West Palm Beach probate litigator have to keep the details of my case private? What duties does an Orlando lawyer owe to his or her client? What is Florida Statute 90.502? Why is this an important part of Florida’s Evidence Code? What are the exception to attorney-client privilege according to this Florida Statute? If you are involve in a probate matter, you will want to familiarize yourself with Florida Statute 90.502.

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Inheriting From a Palm Beach Estate

Uncategorized Oct 16, 2018
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Are you looking at a large Palm Beach inheritance? Do you think it’s big enough to satisfy the whole family? How can an estate planning attorney help prevent inheritance disputes? Once a trust and estates litigator helps you to inherit a large amount of money, what should you do with it?

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Florida Probate Litigation and Motions to Disqualify An Attorney

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2018
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Disqualification of a Florida lawyer is particularly important in a Florida estate, probate or Florida trust case. How can a lawyer be disqualified in a Florida probate or guardianship case? Florida estate planning attorneys, over the course of providing legal services to Florida clients, may be confronted with a potential conflict of interest. What is a conflict of interest? How does the court decide whether an attorney should be disqualified or not?

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Florida Surviving Spouse Inheritance Rights: Does Florida Recognize Common Law Marriages Validly Created in a State or Country that Recognizes Such Marriages?

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2018
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Do Florida probate courts recognize common law marriages? What is a common law marriage? Will Florida recognize a common law marriage if it was created in a jurisdiction outside of Florida that recognizes common law marriages? You may want to read Cohen v. Shushan, a March 15,2017 Second DCA opinion. 

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Florida Inheritance Rights: Can I Inherit as a “Spouse” if I am not Legally Married to the Decedent?

Uncategorized Oct 10, 2018
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Florida does not recognize common law marriages. However, in some circumstances,  it does recognize common law marriages from other states and countries. What does this mean? If you have lived with your loved one for fifty years, yet never legally married him or her, will he or she inherit from your Florida estate if you die without a will? You should read Florida Statute 741.211.

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Sanctions and Florida Guardianship Lawsuits

Uncategorized Oct 10, 2018
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An August 3, 2016 appeal out of the Fourth District Court of Appeal sheds some light on how to get sanctions against the other side for frivolous lawsuits. Have you heard of Florida Statute, section 57.105? This statute may be able to get you attorney’s fees in West Palm Beach probate. However, this case shows that it is not as easy as you may think.

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