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Category Archives: Wills

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Can I Contest a Will Before Someone Dies?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

For many people, making a will is not a one-time deal. Throughout your life you may create, revise, or revoke several different wills as your circumstances change. Of course, whenever you do make changes to your will, some family members (or other interested persons) may object. But is there anything they can do about… Read More »

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Do I Need to Include My Timeshare in My Will or Trust?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

If you’re thinking about creating an estate plan, you probably know it’s important to make provisions for your house or condo. But your estate plan must cover all of your real property. For example, what about that timeshare you bought 15 years ago? Does that also need to be addressed in your will or… Read More »

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Can Sending a Text Message Create a Valid Will?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Modern technology emphasizes convenience. Using our phones, we can do just about everything: order food, listen to music, read and revise business documents, et cetera. But some things still need to be done in writing–that is, on paper and not an iPad. This includes making your last will and testament. While it is certainly… Read More »

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The “Queen of Soul” Did Not Have a Will–But You Should

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There are some people who decide not to make a Florida will because they think they don’t own enough assets to justify formal estate planning. This is a fallacy for many reasons. Unfortunately, it’s a fallacy that even famous and wealthy people believe, as demonstrated by the recent news reports surrounding the death of… Read More »

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Will Florida Accept My Handwritten Will?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There is a famous story in Canadian estate planning law about a farmer who died in 1948 after getting pinned underneath his own tractor. The day after the farmer died, neighbors noticed some writing on the side of the tractor. It turned out the dying farmer used his pocket knife to scratch out a… Read More »

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Should I Name Co-Executors for My Florida Will?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

One of the first decisions you need to make when preparing a Florida will is selecting the person you wish to serve as personal representative or executor. In many cases this is not a difficult decision. Most married persons name their spouse or a child. But what if you are unsure about who to… Read More »

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Can My Relatives Claim My House Even If My Will Says Otherwise?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Clarity is crucial when making a last will and testament. If there is any ambiguity in the terms of your will or a related estate planning document, your heirs or relatives might try to take advantage of the situation after your death. In effect, they could attempt to argue that you did not say… Read More »

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I Already Have a Power of Attorney? Do I Also Need a Will?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

When it comes to Florida estate planning, many people look for shortcuts. They do not appreciate the fact that different legal documents cover different situations. For example, some Florida residents think that they do not need a will or trust because they’ve already given a family member a power of attorney, and that will… Read More »

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How Do I Challenge the Validity of a Will in Florida?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There are a number of situations where a party may need to contest the validity of a Florida will. One legal tool that a party may use to protect its interests is the filing of a “caveat.” This is essentially a notice filed with the probate court reserving the right to be notified if… Read More »

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Can a Stepchild Inherit From a Florida Estate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Dying without a Florida will means your probate estate will pass under the state’s intestacy laws. Many people do not see the problem with this. Say you are unmarried and are survived by two children. Under Florida intestacy law, your children would automatically inherit your entire estate in the absence of a will. Sounds… Read More »

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