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Video Surveillance and Probate Litigation

Video Surveillance may be appropriate for your probate litigation case. You should never attempt to do video surveillance on your own and always discuss options with your experience probate attorney.

The use of video surveillance in your probate litigation case. Hello, my name is John Pankauski, I’m an estate litigation attorney with Pankauski Hauser in West Palm Beach, Florida. You know, we don’t write wills or trusts, we don’t prepare estate plans or do any tax work. All the lawyers in our firm are litigators. We handle trials, disputes and appeals and I want to talk to you about a very important subject now, that’s video surveillance. Video Surveillance may be appropriate in your probate lawsuit under the right particular certain circumstances.
It is an additional cost and it can be costly depending on any number of factors about the surveillance that you want, how many people you want surveiled, how many people you want in your surveillance team but most importantly you need to know how you to use that and how properly to surveil someone. So if you are interested in video surveillance you need to know why, what the costs are and what the risk reward ratio is. Can you use it in trial, do you know how to use it in trial and will it help you. Ask your probate litigation attorney if it is appropriate. If you want to read a very recent case about video surveillance, in a Florida Lawsuit you should read Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal opinion called Willie-Koonce vs. Miami Sunshine Transport & Tours. The 3rd DCA case from 2016 case number 2607, you can go to the 3rd District Court of Appeal website, click on opinions, scroll down by date and you can read all about that opinion. That date was from Dec 20th 2017. Don’t do surveillance on your own, talk to your probate litigation attorney on who they hire to conduct video surveillance and determine if it is going to be done properly and if you know how to use it at trial.