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What Does a Will Matter since I’ll Be Dead Already?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Well, yes…you will be dead. However, your family won’t be. They’ll be left behind grieving, and you want to make that process as easy as possible. A will can help do that. Someone who dies without a will is said to have died intestate. And this is not a good situation for those you leave […]

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Celebrities Who Died Without a Will

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Yes, even the rich and famous sometimes fail to make a will. This tends to be even more complicated than a regular person dying without a will, because celebrities usually have more money and a more complicated estate. More money = More to fight over (with or without children involved). Some of the most famous […]

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The Types of Probate in Florida

Monday, March 5, 2012

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When someone dies, his or her remaining estate is handled through a process called probate. Probate deals with the debts, assets, and other remaining situations of someone’s estate. It usually works together with the deceased’s will and with any claims from creditors or other interested parties, all the while following the rules and procedures set […]

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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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Minor Guardianship vs. Custody of Minor: What are the Differences and Similarities?

Monday, June 27, 2011

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When trying to figure out which proceeding is where, it is important to distinguish between the two. In the case of minor guardianship versus the custody of a minor, they sound pretty similar. But these two types of custody arrangements are actually handled in two different court departments and have different laws governing them. Guardianship is […]

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How Florida Personal Injury Lawyers can Help After an Accident

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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When faced with a personal injury, there are a lot of things to consider. Do you call a lawyer? Do you rely on insurance companies to settle the matter? Do you have to pay for the resulting bills yourself? It is a stressful time and having Florida Personal Injury Attorneys on your side can help […]

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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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