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Quitclaim Deed Lawsuits

In Florida, quitclaim deeds are one of the most common deeds to transfer real estate.  (Other common deeds include general warranty deeds, special warranty deeds and personal representative deeds.) This is because a large number of transactions involving quit claim...

Florida Trust Contests: Jenos Pizza Rolls and Michelina Italian Foods Founder Jeno Paulucci’s Death Provides Great Example of Trust Contests in Florida Arising From Deaths Occuring in Other States

Have you ever tried a Jeno’s Pizza Roll? Or maybe had some Chun King canned Chinese food or opted for some frozen Italian Michelina’s fare, with a movie at home with the kids? Well, then, you’ve contributed to the fortune of Jeno Paulucci, the...

New Florida Law May Void Beneficiary Designations in Divorces: Florida Statute 732.703 and End of Life Planning for Divorced Couples and Those Thinking of Divorcing

There’s a new law here in Florida that people need to know about – especially if they are divorced or in the midst of getting themselves divorced here in Florida and that law is Florida Statute 732.703.  You can read the law as written on the books by the...

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

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...

New Study: Exploitation of Elderly By Family Members is American Epidemic Well Known Here in South Florida: What Can Happen When Seniors Are Preyed Upon

Last week, the Investor Protection Trust released its latest research study and it’s sadly not a big surprise for those who represent the elderly and seniors here in South Florida:  according to the IPT, “theft or diversion of funds or property by family...

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)

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...