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Florida Probate Litigation: How Do I Handle the Estate of a Missing Person?

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2018
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What happens if someone is missing? Can you probate a missing person’s estate? What happens if you hear someone died but no one has any clue where they are? What should Palm Beach trust and estates lawyers know about inheriting from a missing person? What if you are an heir at law or a beneficiary in a Florida will? How do you know if you inherit from a missing person? 

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Doctrine of Non Conveniens: Can you Transfer a Florida Probate Case to a More Convenient Venue?

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2018
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A recent case from the Fourth District Court of Appeal (DCA) discusses the defendant’s legal ability, in Florida, to ask a Florida court to transport, or dismiss, a Florida lawsuit to another state that is more convenient. The legal doctrine of forum non conveniens may be invoked by a party under certain circumstances.It is important for people involved in Palm Beach trust lawsuits to understand that motions to dismiss, and the choice of a court room to handle a trial, are actually trials before the trial. These trials before the trial require limited discovery, witnesses, documents, and evidence . Probate attorneys know that a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction or a motion to dismiss based upon forum non conveniens can be important for strategic, legal, and financial reasons.

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Palm Beach Probate Litigation: When Does the Right to Inherit Vest?

Uncategorized Oct 25, 2018
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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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Can a 17 Year Old Serve as Personal Representative or Executor of a Florida Estate?

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2018
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How old do you have to be to serve as executor of a Florida estate? Is an “executor” the same thing as a “personal representative”? Who can serve as the executor of a Palm Beach estate? If your mom dies, how can you be appointed the executor of her estate by the West Palm Beach probate court? What should you probate litigator know about the qualification requirements of being an executor in Florida?

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When Does a Client’s Consent to a Settlement Agreement Bar a Legal Malpractice Claim?

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2018
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If I signed a settlement agreement in Florida, can I still sue for malpractice? What should my West Palm Beach probate litigator know about malpractice lawsuits and settlement agreements.  If I consent to a marital settlement agreement or a probate contract, am I barred from suing my West Palm Beach lawyers for malpractice? What if my attorney gave me horrible advice when he told me to sign an agreement? When can I sue for malpractice in a Florida probate or family law case? A recent Fourth DCA case, Miller v. Finizio,  discusses malpractice and marital settlement agreements.

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