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Category Archives: Probate Litigation

When can a personal representative be removed?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

No one necessarily expects or hopes to face issues during the estate administration process. Unfortunately, sometimes issues can come up during probate that can matter greatly to those involved in the administration of the estate. In certain cases, the work of the personal representative responsible for the estate may be called into question. However,… Read More »

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Strange probate litigation ends up in Florida appellate court

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Everyone know that courts are in place to resolve disputes. Given the costs, administrative headaches and public nature of those courts, however, most disputes brought before them are high dollar matters. Nevertheless, probate litigation is still an area where less financially charged conflicts are being fought. For instance, a Florida appellate court recently heard… Read More »

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Florida Judge experienced at preventing undue influence

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Broward Circuit Judge Mel Grossman certainly has some interesting stories to tell after 36 years as a Florida judge. From cases involving well known entertainers to notorious motorcycle gangs, the judge knows how litigation can stir emotions. His proudest achievement, though, is shaping the local probate court, which has become a federally recognized model… Read More »

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Florida judge grants gay widower probate litigation win

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

A Palm Beach judge recently ruled against Florida’s gay marriage ban by allowing a man to serve as the personal representative of his husband’s estate. The Pennsylvania couple had been together for 37 years before marrying in Delaware in 2013. In 2008, they decided to buy a South Florida home. For financial reasons, only… Read More »

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Will contests disrupt Florida families

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

The story is horrifying and yet not altogether uncommon in Florida. An individual seeks out professional help to create an estate plan. Given the number of potential heirs and the assets at stake, the individual specifically sets out to prevent a future court battle between their kids. Despite all efforts, however, after the individual… Read More »

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Majority of Florida residents fear probate litigation

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

According to recent reports, the majority of Florida residents fear the probate process. If a layperson only knows one thing about estate planning, it is often to stay as far away from probate as possible. This mindset is not altogether surprising. Probate involves numerous and often complex statutes which can directly affect the administration… Read More »

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Battles over family inheritance can be difficult

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many Florida residents have had the terrible experience of losing a loved one only to find out afterward that their inheritance has been lost or the loved one’s estate has been depleted through someone’s fraud or manipulation. To restore the estate, these Florida resident must then go to court with a will contest or… Read More »

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The estate planning process: What is probate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people fear probate, but they aren’t sure what it is or how it works. In essence, probate is a name for a court process whereby a judge determines the validity of a will and chooses a person to be the executor of the estate administration process. In Florida, the probate process is complicated…. Read More »

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