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Technology When Facing Domestic Violence Injunctions – What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You

By Laurie R. Chane |

Floridians rely on a vast array of technology and innovations designed to make life easier, so you probably have multiple devices for use at home, in your car, and even in your back pocket. Statistics indicate that Americans are more connected than ever: Cell phone ownership stands at 97 percent, while around three-quarters of… Read More »

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Statistics On The Benefits Of Florida Collaborative Divorce

By Laurie R. Chane |

Despite what you might think about divorce, , the truth is that more couples are able to resolve their issues through compromise as compared to litigation. Even when some disputes remain, the parties often turn to collaborative divorce as a structured approach to resolving them. As described by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals… Read More »

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How Much Does A Florida Probate Lawyer Cost?

By Laurie R. Chane |

If someone close to you recently passed away, you may already be aware that there will be tasks involved with wrapping up his or her final affairs. Regardless of whether the decedent had a will, Florida probate laws impose numerous legal requirements for the personal representative. If you are in a position to administer… Read More »

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How To Prepare For Florida Divorce Mediation

By Laurie R. Chane |

Barring domestic violence or other circumstances that would make it inappropriate, almost every Florida divorce case will go through mediation to resolve outstanding disputes between the parties before they can ever schedule a court appearance.  Even parties who can generally agree on property, alimony, and children might need assistance defining the specifics. Mediation is… Read More »

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FAQs About Spendthrift Trusts In Florida Estate Planning

By Laurie R. Chane |

Many people assume that trusts are a Florida estate planning tool reserved for the wealthy, and it is true that high net worth individuals have many reasons to consider making such an arrangement. However, if you have concerns about protecting your legacy, one particular type of trust may be an option to consider: A… Read More »

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Property Division Checklist For Florida Divorce Cases

By Laurie R. Chane |

When considering how to divvy up assets in a Florida divorce case, many couples focus only on the big ticket items. It can be easy to overlook other property and items that you may have acquired over the course of your marriage; many couples also fail to address the debts and legal liabilities they… Read More »

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Five Ways To Establish Paternity In Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Both parents have rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children, but custody, visitation, and support issues are not reserved solely for the divorce process. These matters also impact unmarried parents, though under a separate body of Florida family laws. The state statute on parentage covers what you may know familiarly as paternity. Once… Read More »

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Medicaid Planning Strategies: Using Trusts To Protect Your Assets

By Laurie R. Chane |

While there is no doubt that creating an estate plan should be a priority for Floridians of all ages, many people tend to overlook a key issue as they start to get older: Long-term care needs. It is estimated that 7 out of 10 individuals will require some type of assistance in their lifetimes,… Read More »

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Your Florida Estate Planning Update Checklist

By Laurie R. Chane |

Just as you conduct seasonal chores, take your car in for routine maintenance, and keep regular appointments with your doctor, it is equally critical to review your Florida estate plan on a periodic basis. Still, even though you know the importance of updates, it can be difficult to determine exactly when or how often… Read More »

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Assets You May NOT Want To Transfer Through A Florida Estate Plan

By Laurie R. Chane |

When you think of the different mistakes people make with estate planning, the first that comes to mind is not doing anything at all. Details from an estate planning survey conducted by Caring.com reveal that this oversight is far too common, as 2 out of 3 adults in the US have not taken steps… Read More »

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