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Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Will My Probate Estate Still Have to Pay Back My Student Loans?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Student loan debt is a major problem in Florida. According to a January report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the total amount of outstanding student loan debt in the state “ballooned 35 percent to $89.4 billion between the third quarter of 2015 and the same period in 2018,” citing figures from Experian. Unlike most… Read More »

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How Florida Powers of Attorney Can Be Used to Financially Exploit the Elderly

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

A power of attorney is a critical estate planning document that names an agent to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Indeed, once your agent has a power of attorney, he or she can legally do just about anything on your behalf, subject only to the limitations contained in the power itself…. Read More »

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Do I Have to Leave My House to My Spouse or Children After I Die?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

As a general principle, you are free to distribute your property as you see fit via a will or trust. But in Florida law, there is a critical exception for “homestead” property, i.e., your primary residence. Article X of the Florida Constitution provides special protections and restrictions on homestead property. The protections include an… Read More »

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Is a Florida Will Public Record?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people are uncomfortable talking about their finances or estate planning with others, especially members of their own family. Indeed, one question we often get is, “If I make a will, does everyone else have to know about it?” Or put another way, is your will a matter of public record? As long as… Read More »

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