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 […]

Major Changes to Florida Laws Mean More Florida Probate Lawsuits Will Be Filed – You May Need to Review Your Will Documents Now.

| September 13, 2011

The Florida Legislature has been very active this past year in passing all sorts of major changes to existing Florida probate laws. The law makers have been doing this in several areas; however, one area of major change that is going to impact almost every Floridian involves the recent law changes involving wills and inheritance […]

What Is Undue Influence in Florida?

| January 13, 2010

In South Florida, especially, the law is particularly sensitive to the many distinct abuses that may be perpetrated against the elderly, including physical mistreatment, neglect and undue influence. To be sure, undue influence is much harder to spot than physical mistreatment and neglect, and is even harder to prove in a court of law. The […]

Explanation of Creditors’ Claims under Florida Probate Law

| January 4, 2010

If you are appointed a Florida Personal Representative to administer a deceased person’s estate, you may have to deal with creditors’ claims against the estate, which can be tricky. Your Florida probate attorney will know exactly how to handle a claim, including whether or not to object to a claim, when to pay a claim, […]

Broward County Probate and Florida Real Estate Law – Should Your Lawyer Know BOTH?

| September 3, 2009

Hiring one attorney is tough enough, financially and otherwise, but hiring two attorneys, a Broward County Probate attorney and a Real Estate Lawyer, for a single matter – that’s downright painful! And yet, I am often contacted by clients whose attorneys have opened probate on their behalf, but have advised them to consult a separate […]

Broward County Probate and Liquid Assets – How Do I Establishing a Depository?

| June 5, 2009

Whenever I open a Broward County Probate, and Miami-Dade County as well, where the estate contains liquid assets such as bank accounts, brokerage accounts, or the proceeds from the sale of estate assets, the court will require the cash assets to be placed in a designated depository pursuant to Florida Statute 69.031. The court restricts […]

Broward County Probate: What Do You Need to Know?

| May 4, 2009

Our latest summary is now posted on and on JDSupra. The summary is called Broward County Probate Information and offers facts about filing a Broward Probate. We provide the address of the probate court, filing fees and a summary of the basic types of probates that are filed in Florida. If this is a […]