Florida’s New Power of Attorney Law and Epidemic of Family Members Exploiting Elders and Seniors: What Do You Need to Know?

| August 23, 2012

The story that we covered about the new study showing rampant abuse of seniors by their own family members is getting lots of media attention, which is good.  National news coverage of the “epidemic” in America today, where elders and senior citizens are being financially victimized and having money and property taken from them by […]

Another Florida End of Life Planning Issue: In Florida, Will Your Last Wishes On a Final Resting Place Be Respected? Tough Answers Under Florida Probate Law

| March 20, 2012

When a loved one first passes away, the last thing on anyone’s mind is Florida probate law.  There’s the fierce emotion of grief and loss, and the practicalities of letting everyone know and coordinating travel schedules for family and friends, while dealing with all the sadness that surrounds the finality of death. For many Floridians, […]

Year End Planning: It’s Important for Florida Baby Boomers to Have End of Life Documents That Are Valid Under Florida Law (New Poll Shows 70% Americans Do Not Have This Done)

| December 6, 2011

It’s that time of year again, when travel plans are made and gifts are bought … and for those handling the family finances, there are those end of the year planning considerations: things like finalizing charitable donations to be made for the 2011 taxable year. Unfortunately, as a recent poll confirmed what many Florida probate lawyers […]

Florida Personal Representative – Designation and Qualifications

| May 27, 2009

I am often asked about the qualifications for someone to act as a Florida Personal Representative. Any person who has capacity and who is a resident of Florida at the time of the testator’s death may qualify as the Florida Personal Representative. A person who is under 18, who has been convicted of a felony, […]

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