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Can You Bring Alcohol to the Beach in Florida?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Wahoo. Party on the beach! Let’s bring some cocktails or throw back a cold one. It’s not a party without alcohol for some. Moreover, some partiers aren’t worried about whether or not it is legal to bring alcohol to the beach—many people figure out how to hide it in plain sight. However, those who are […]

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Financial Advisors and Brokers: Will Robots Replace Them?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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It’s very important to research a financial professional of any sort. They will have access to your personal information for one thing, and another is that you will be relying heavily on their advice. You want to be sure that their values align with yours, and you can trust them. How can you decide who […]

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Lady Bird Deeds and Avoiding Probate

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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No, this doesn’t have anything to do with Lady Bird Johnson (even though that would be cool). Also known as an enhanced life estate deed, these types of deeds can cause real troubles. A lady bird deed still allows you to sell the property and/or benefit from it during your lifetime, unlike some tactics that […]

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Undue Influence in Wills and Probate Cases

Monday, August 13, 2012

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Undue influence is a legal term that applies to many different situations. Probate lawyers, like SmithLaw, hear the term quite often. Merriam-Webster defines undue influence as: “such influence over another often presumed from the existence of very close relationships as destroys his free agency in the eye of the law: such influence as prevents a […]

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Avoiding Probate

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Probate is the division and distribution of a deceased person’s estate. This procedure is supervised by the courts and assures that the estate is properly divided and all expenses and debts are paid. Probate involves lot of legal paperwork, something that comes as a surprise for many who thought they would receive an inheritance in […]

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Who Can Act as a Personal Representative in a Probate Case?

Friday, July 1, 2011

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One question that may cross your mind as you prepare to make your will is, “who can I name to be my personal representative?”  Well, the answer to that question can, and does, vary by state.  A Florida Probate Lawyer can tell you that a personal representative can be anyone you decide to appoint to […]

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Mediation in Guardianships

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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With most legal proceedings there are two sides, with each side fighting the other for what they feel is right. Whether pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, a civil suit, or disputing a will or trust, there is always someone who is seeking to see their rights validated by a jury or a judge. It is no different […]

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Can You Pursue Guardianship or Probate Without a Lawyer?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

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What do guardians and executors have in common? Both are people placed in positions of great responsibility over others’ affairs, and both need expert legal advice. What Does a Guardianship Lawyer Do? A guardian is a someone who takes over the personal affairs, including finances, of a minor child or of an adult who is […]

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Using a Florida Probate Lawyer in a Probate Case

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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The main reason for a probate case is to identify and gather the assets of a deceased person and pass them on to the beneficiary. This would include properties, personal items, and also deciding how debts will be paid. Under a formal administration of the probate law the decedents assets are used to first pay […]

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