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Miami Inheritance Lawsuits and Interested Persons

Uncategorized Nov 6, 2020
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Do you want to contest a Miami will or inheritance? Family members who get out have questions. That’s understandable. But before you can launch a Will Contest or an Undue Influence case, do you have legal standing? Are you an interested person under Florida Probate or Trust Law? You need to have some legal connection to launch Miami Inheritance Lawsuits. We previously provided legal commentary about Inheritance Theft. Now, let’s discuss being an interested person. Who is an “Interested Person”? Florida Probate Code Section 731.201(23) provides the following definition: “Interested person” means any person who may reasonably be expected to be affected by the outcome of the particular proceeding involved. Note in Miami Inheritance Lawsuits, an “interested person” is NOT the same as a “person of interest”. The latter term is one which law enforcement uses. We are talking about inheritances and Florida Probates and Trusts. Not criminal law. Miami probate lawyers know that an interested person interested, in a Florida probate case, has greater rights than others. For instance, an interested person has a right to request information regarding the inventory and accounting of the Miami estate. This is information that is kept confidential from the general public. Only an interested person has standing (a legal right to be involved) in Miami probate court proceedings. An interested person can object to various pleadings and intervene in the Miami probate proceeding. For example, interested persons can object to the qualifications of the Florida personal representative, the validity of the Florida will, or the venue/jurisdiction of the court handling the Florida probate. It’s clear that the beneficiary […]

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Pankauski’s Trustee’s Guide: Featured in USA Today

Uncategorized Oct 25, 2016

West Palm Beach probate litigator, John Pankauski,  is the author of Pankauski’s Trustee’s Guide: 10 Steps to Family Trustee Excellence. If you are a trustee or a beneficiary of a family trust, you need this book. Palm Beach trust litigator John Pankauski- the attorney who the attorneys hire- gives you the inside scoop on what it means to be a trustee and what you need to know if you are involved with a Florida family trust.

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