Responsibilities of a Guardian

Guardianships are designed to protect the legal rights of a person deemed to be incapacitated. When functional limitations prevent a person from being able to make decisions on their own, guardianship provides critical legal safeguards to help ensure that individual and their best interests remain protected. Guardianships are not established lightly as the court...
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Will Contest Actions

Most of the time, the probate process starts off without a hitch. The will of the decedent is located and submitted to the court for probate. The will is verified and accepted by the court and so things begin. Sometimes, however, there are issues that arise in verifying the validity of the will. Now,...
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Trust Administration in Florida

A trust can be a great mechanism for distributing assets to someone else while shielding those assets from taxes, probate costs. It can also help limit use of asset spending to certain, specified purposes. To create the trust, the trust settlor sets up the trust and funds it by transferring ownership of assets over...
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Preparing for Estate Planning

So, you have taken the important step towards estate planning. Congratulations! You have your first meeting with your attorney scheduled and should absolutely be proud of yourself for checking this item off your to-do list. Now that the meeting is scheduled, you are likely wondering, “What next?” Well, next you prepare for your initial...
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What to Consider in Selecting Your Durable Power of Attorney Financial Agent

Have you made the important step to begin establishing an estate plan? If so, congratulations on taking this important step towards protecting your best interests and those of your family members in the face of an otherwise uncertain future. Part of this process will involve selecting individuals to assume roles of responsibility in a...
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