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Yearly Archives: 2018

Trusts, Guardianships,and Alzheimer’s Disease

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2018
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Guardianship lawyers and trust attorneys in Florida encounter many people who have, unfortunately, developed Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia. Alzheimer’s disease can prevent a person from being able to properly care for themselves. Therefore, sometimes, a guardianship is needed. Guardianship and estate planning lawyers know that there are ways to avoid a guardianship. There are also ways to insure that the people you wish to inherit from your estate will actually inherit. Contacting an estate planning attorney to draft healthcare documents and/or a trust before you, potentially, become incapacitated can be crucial, especially if you are the owner of an NFL team like Pat Bowlens. 

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Family Estate Battles and the Denver Broncos

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2018
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Probate litigators know that family disputes frequently occur regarding a trust or a will. Usually, an interested party sues a trustee or personal representative. Sometimes, interested parties or beneficiaries even sue each other.  A December 12, 2018 article in The New York Times reveals that a substantial battle has begun regarding the Denver Broncos. Although this lawsuit is not a Florida lawsuit, West Palm Beach trust lawyers frequently encounter similar disputes. This particular dispute is between the trustees, who Pat Bowlen chose to run the Broncos, and Bowlen’s daughter who wishes to take their place.

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Alzheimer’s Disease, Estate Plans, and the Denver Broncos

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2018
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Florida guardianship attorneys know the importance of having a good estate plan in place. Having an estate planning lawyer draft healthcare documents and trusts can prove to be useful even before death. For example, having a proper estate plan and POA, prior to being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, may help you to avoid a guardianship. However, despite proper planning, probate lawyers and trust attorneys know that beneficiaries or interested persons of an estate can disagree with people who are left in charge. This can lead to litigation. 

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Trustees, Lawsuits and the Denver Broncos

Uncategorized Dec 12, 2018
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Florida probate lawyers and trust attorneys frequently encounter battles between trustees and beneficiaries. These battles can get even more heated when there are billions of dollars and jobs at stake. A December 12, 2018 article in The New York Times reveals that a substantial battle has begun regarding the Denver Broncos. When Pat Bowlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and no longer able to control the team, he turned over his control to three trustees. These trustees set benchmarks for Bowlen’s kids to meet before one could become the team’s controlling owner.

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Guardianship Lawsuits: What Happens if a Court Appointed West Palm Beach Attorney Fails to Contact His or Her Client?

Uncategorized Dec 12, 2018
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Are you an alleged incapacitated person in Florida? Has an attorney been appointed to you by the court for your incapacity proceeding? What if no court appointed lawyer ever contacted you to help you with your guardianship hearing? As an alleged incapacitated person, can you hire your own counsel to represent you? If you are involved in a guardianship proceeding in Florida, you may want to read Campbell v. Campell.

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Florida Litigation: Can a Minor be Deposed if the Minor is a Material Witness in the Matter?

Uncategorized Dec 12, 2018
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An April 19, 2017 Second DCA opinion discusses depositions and deposing a minor in Florida. Here, an eight year old child was in a car accident with his mother. He was the only witness as to the circumstances in his mother’s car at the time of the crash, including the force of impact and whether she was wearing a seat belt. Benvenuto filed a protective order to avoid having her son deposed. The trial court granted it. However, the Second DCA quashed the order.

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Florida Guardianships: Guardianship Lawsuits and Interested Persons

Uncategorized Dec 11, 2018
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Pursuant to Florida guardianship law, who is an interested person? Can I participate in a Florida guardianship proceeding for my spouse, mom, dad, or aunt? Can I participate in a guardianship proceeding of just anyone? Who has the ability to go into a probate court West Palm Beach and have a say in someone’s guardianship proceeding?  What do Palm Beach courts consider to be frivolous claims? Anyone who is involved in a guardianship matter in Florida should read St. Pete v. Osorio-Khor.

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