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Reasons To Consider Changing Your Florida Will

By Laurie R. Chane |

You get a great sense of accomplishment when you work with your Florida estate planning attorney to prepare and execute your Last Will and Testament. Your will is one of the most important cornerstones of your legacy when you pass, and it may work in conjunction with a living trust or other documents. However,… Read More »

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Who Can File For A Domestic Violence Injunction In Florida?

By Laurie R. Chane |

When you hear stories about domestic violence on the news or even through people you know, the most common scenario is cases involving marital partners. The petitioner may file for a restraining order against his or her spouse as respondent, and ex-spouses are often parties. However, Florida’s statute on domestic violence injunctions recognizes that… Read More »

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4 Things To Know About Seeking Alimony In A Florida Divorce Case

By Laurie R. Chane |

Alimony can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce case, in part because a paying spouse often doesn’t want to pay at all, or the same amount or the period of time. Additionally, unlike child support, while there are guidelines, there is not a specific formula meaning different judges can result… Read More »

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How To Prepare For Child Custody Mediation

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you are a parent involved in a Florida child custody case, the court will likely order mediation to resolve any disputes that you have not already worked out by agreement. The process is official in the sense that you can make legally binding decisions; however, it is informal as compared to a trial… Read More »

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Overview Of Florida Probate Laws On Summary Administration

By Laurie R. Chane |

Probate is the legal process of winding up a deceased person’s final affairs, so you may be familiar with traditional court proceedings for addressing the will or intestacy laws. However, there is another process for estate administration that may be an option to consider in two contexts. The Florida probate code section on summary… Read More »

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What Factors Affect Property Division In A Florida Divorce?

By Laurie R. Chane |

Property division is an issue that almost all parties will need to address when going through the Florida divorce process, and you may be familiar with the basics. Unlike a handful of other US states that apply a community property approach, Florida divorce laws require equitable distribution of all marital property. As such, property… Read More »

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Do NOT Overlook Key Provisions When Creating A Florida Living Trust

By Laurie R. Chane |

Like most people considering options for estate planning, you certainly want to know more about the role that trusts can play for protecting your legacy. It is wise to understand how they work and the purposes they serve, but these factors can vary widely with the different types of trusts available under Florida law…. Read More »

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4 Types Of Divorce In Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Even when you know the basics about divorce and the process of legally ending your marriage, you might not be aware that there are multiple strategies for the proceedings. The problem is that your options are not so clear when scanning through the Florida statute on dissolution of marriage. There are numerous provisions on… Read More »

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Power Of Attorney And Living Trusts: Your Agent’s Authority To Amend

By Laurie R. Chane |

A power of attorney is one of the most powerful estate planning tools that supports your financial interests if you become incapacitated. In this document, the principal names an agent who has power to act and make decisions about managing your nearly all facets of your life including your money, insurance, investments, property etc…. Read More »

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Can I Modify The Type Of Alimony After My Divorce In Florida?

By Laurie R. Chane |

Whether you are the party paying or receiving alimony as part of your final divorce decree, there is a good chance that your circumstances will change in the months and years that follow. Florida divorce laws do allow you to modify spousal support if you meet certain criteria, but many people focus on the… Read More »

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