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What Formalities Are Required to Execute a Valid Florida Will?

Uncategorized Feb 14, 2019
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West Palm Beach probate lawyers and trust litigators know that there are certain formalities that must be met when executing a Florida will. What are these formalities? Does a Florida will need to be in writing? Does there need to be a formal signature? Does an estate planning lawyer have to prepare the will or can you prepare a will at home? You need to read Florida Statute 732.502.  

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Does a Non-Marital Child Have a Right to Inherit From the Father?

Uncategorized Feb 14, 2019
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West Palm Beach probate lawyers know that, according to Florida law, a non-marital child is recognized as a child of the mother. What does this mean? This means that the child may inherit from and through the mother. Also, the mother may inherit from and through the child. But what about the father? Can a non-marital child inherit from the father? You may want to read Florida Statute 732.108.

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Afterborn Heirs and Florida Inheritance Rights

Uncategorized Feb 14, 2019
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When does the right to inherit vest?  Florida probate litigators know that the right to inherit begins at the time of conception. What if the child was not born before his or her parents passed away? It doesn’t matter! The child still inherits. If you are carrying the unborn child of the decedent, you should definitely read Florida Statute 732.106.

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Orlando Probate Litigation: When Do Pretermitted Children Inherit?

Uncategorized Feb 13, 2019
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In Orlando probate litigation, what is a pretermitted heir? When do pretermitted children inherit in Orlando? What should Orlando probate lawyers know about pretermitted children and your Orlando  probate matter? You may want to read Florida Statute 732.302.  Furthermore, if you believe you are a pretermitted heir of a person who has passed away in Florida, you should contact a Florida probate lawyer who specializes in wills, trusts and estates. If  your dad or mom wrote his or her  Florida will before you were born, you may still be able to inherit. To interview the managing partner at Pankauski Hauser, free of charge, call (561)514-0900 Ext. 101.

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Hearsay and Florida Trials

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2019
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What is Hearsay? What should West Palm Beach probate attorneys know about hearsay? How do you get evidence into probate court to prove your case? A November 8, 2017 Fourth DCA opinion revolves around whether or not evidence that was relied on in a trial is hearsay.

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Adoption and Florida Discretionary Trusts

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2019
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How can an adoption affect a Florida discretionary trust? How can an adoption affect the beneficiaries of a Florida trust? Can an adoption be deemed a sham if it dilutes a beneficiaries’ potential for receiving distributions from a Palm Beach trust? What do Florida trust lawyers need to know about adoption? If you are involved in a trust matter involving a person who was adopted, you may want to read a March 31, 2017 First District Court of Appeal( DCA) opinion, Edwards v. Maxwell.

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Surviving Spouses in Florida Have Inheritance Rights

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2019
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Does a surviving spouse have rights when it comes to inheritance? Can my wife give her house to someone else in her Florida will? Can my husband leave me and our minor children nothing? What are spousal rights in Palm Beach probate litigation? Can my spouse of twenty years leave all of his money to his children from a prior marriage? If I am a surviving spouse, should I hire a Florida probate litigation lawyer? What am I entitled to?

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Is My Florida Will Valid?

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2019
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What is required for a will to be valid in Florida? Do you think that the Palm Beach will you created may be invalid? Is it important to execute a will properly?  How do I know if my trust and estates lawyer drafted my will correctly? What statute should my estate planning attorney be very familiar with? Do I need to hire an estate planning attorney West Palm Beach to draft my Florida estate plan or can I do it myself?

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Florida Wills and Divorce

Uncategorized Feb 8, 2019
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Did you know that, if you divorce your spouse, you may not be able to inherit from his or her Florida will? What happens if your husband leaves you everything in his Florida will, divorces you, but forgets to change his will? If I am the ex-spouse of the decedent, will I inherit from the decedent’s will if I am listed as a beneficiary? What should probate lawyers and trust attorneys know about Florida Statute 732.507? What is Florida Statute 732.507? If you are an ex-spouse of a person who died in Florida, you may want to read a recent Second DCA opinion, Gordon v. Fishman. 

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