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Mediation In Florida Probate Disputes: Things To Know

By Laurie R. Chane |

Florida probate is the process by which a deceased person’s final affairs are wrapped up according to the terms of a will or state intestacy laws. There is always the possibility for disputes, and litigation is one route for resolving them. However, in most cases, a judge will order the parties to participate in… Read More »

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Summary Administration Under Florida’s Probate Code

By Laurie R. Chane |

Probate is the legal process of handling a person’s final affairs upon death, and it is usually necessary regardless of whether the decedent had a will or not. When there is a will, the document dictates who has the power to act, how assets are distributed, and other details; if the deceased did not… Read More »

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Overview Of Florida’s Spousal Elective Share Statute

By Laurie R. Chane |

Some of the most dramatic moments in film or TV occur when the long-suffering, surviving spouse finds out that he or she has been cut out of the will. While these scenes make for great entertainment, you would be devastated to find yourself in this type of real-life scenario. Being eliminated from your spouse’s… Read More »

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Types of Estate Administration in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

When a person dies with real estate, bank accounts, and personal property in not held in trust, there is a legal process surviving loved ones must go through to distribute these assets to the people entitled to them by law. The details are covered in a section of the Florida Probate Code on Administration… Read More »

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Common Grounds for Probate Litigation and How to Avoid Them

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you are like many people, the last thing you want to happen after your passing is disagreements about your estate among your heirs, beneficiaries, surviving loved ones. Unfortunately, infighting and legal disputes are much more common than you might expect. The animosity often leads to lengthy, time-consuming – and costly – probate litigation… Read More »

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