Close Menu
Fort Myers Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer
Free Confidential Consultation All Calls Returned The Same Day 239-333-4529
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Recent Blog Posts

EstatePlan5

Will Adding My Child to My House Deed Help Avoid Probate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

A common estate planning goal for many Florida residents is keeping a home or other real property within the family. There are a number of options to accomplish this objective. You can simply leave the property to a family member in your last will and testament. But this means the home will need to… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
AssetP3

How Does Winning the Lottery Affect Your Florida Estate Planning?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There is always a great deal of media attention paid to large lottery jackpot winners. For instance, a Florida man recently claimed a lump-sum Mega Millions prize of nearly $282 million–actually $211.4 million after federal income taxes are withheld. While many of us would greet such a windfall with excitement, sudden wealth of any… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Wills

How Florida Law Alters Your Estate Plan Following a Divorce

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people create a Florida will or trust and then simply forget about it. But estate planning is rarely a one-shot deal. Over the course of your life many things may change, including the status of your existing family relationships, and that should prompt a review and, if warranted, a revision of your existing… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
EstPlan7

How Long Do I Have to Challenge a Florida Trust Procured by Undue Influence?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Ideally, a Florida trust will avoid the need for probate or any extended court proceedings involving your property. But in reality, relatives and other beneficiaries can just as easily challenge a trust as a will. Under Florida law, a trust may be declared partially or completely invalid if there is evidence of undue influence… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Planning

Miami Doctors Debate Whether to Honor DNR Order Tattooed on Patient’s Chest

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Every Florida resident should a valid power of attorney for health care and a living will. The former names a person to make medical decisions for you or speak with your doctors if you are unable to do so. The latter provides advance instructions as to your wishes in the event you have a… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Prenup6

Does Signing a Prenup Affect My Rights Under My Spouse’s Will or Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida estate planning typically involves executing a will or trust. But there are other legal documents that can affect your estate plan as well. If you are married–or about to get married–you and your partner may wish to have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. Although we usually associate such agreements with divorce,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Probate2

Challenging Tortious Interference in a Florida Will or Trust

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida probate litigation frequently arises when one or more parties contest the validity of a decedent’s will or trust. Consider a situation where a decedent makes last minute changes to her will, substituting one beneficiary for another. The former beneficiary may have reason to suspect that the new beneficiary procured the new will through… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
EstPlan4

Miami-Dade Senator Proposes Informal Process for Inheriting Bank Accounts Under $10,000

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida law currently provides a number of ways to help you distribute your assets upon death without the need for formal probate. For example, you can open a joint checking account with your spouse or child, which ensures that the surviving account holder automatically inherits all of the funds (unless you provide otherwise). Alternatively,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
EstatePlanning3

U.S. House Votes to Repeal Estate Tax

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Tax reform has been a top priority for President Donald J. Trump and Republican leaders in Congress since the start of 2017. Recently, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive tax bill that includes an eventual repeal of the federal estate tax. While this tax currently affects just a few hundred Florida estates annually,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
EstatePlanning2

Who Is Considered a “Spouse” Under Florida Inheritance Laws?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Dying without a will is never a good idea, as Florida law will dictate the disposition of your probate estate. While this may initially sound like an easier way of settling your affairs, there are many potential legal disputes that may arise in an intestate estate. Having a will allows you to state definitively… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus