Nobody likes to hear that they have to file for probate, but the news is usually a little easier to stomach when the estate qualifies for a summary administration under Florida Law. Summary Administration is available as an option if all of the following conditions are met: 1. The size of the probate assets in… Continue Reading
What is an Health Care Directive? A Health Care Directive is a document granting of legal rights and powers from one person, the principal to another the surrogate. In order to be valid, the document must be signed by the principal, witnessed by two individuals (neither of whom is the named surrogate), and one of… Continue Reading
Concerned about Florida’s new power of attorney statute? Effective October 1st, 2011, Florida’s Power of Attorney statute received a major overhaul. Sweeping changes were made to how documents are to be executed, when and how they can be used as well as specific changes to frequently used powers. Contact us to discuss these important changes… Continue Reading
Florida’s Constitution and its statutory laws contain significant protections for residents. One protection concerns the homeowner’s rights against creditors, and the other addresses the annual homestead tax exemption which affects the amount of property taxes which a homeowner will pay. “Homestead” property is real property which an individual owns and lives in with the intent… Continue Reading
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