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Category Archives: Trust Administration

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Do I Need a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer to Prepare a Florida Trust?

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Many people come to Florida from somewhere else. If you have relocated to Florida recently, it is a good idea to consult with a local attorney to revise your existing will or trust. Although out-of-state estate planning documents are generally valid in Florida, if you do need to make any changes, it is important… Read More »

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Answers to Common Questions About Taxes and Your Florida Estate or Trust

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When it comes to Florida estate planning, we often think about questions like, “Who will take care of my children?” or “Who will inherit my property?” We usually do not think about some of the secondary legal issues that may arise in the course of administering our trust or estate, such as, “Do I… Read More »

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

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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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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 »

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How Florida’s “Slayer Statute” Can Affect Your Estate Plan

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

In the normal course of events, when you die your property passes as directed by your Florida will or trust. The courts will typically not second-guess your estate planning choices. If you want to leave a greater share of your estate to one child–or give your spouse everything and your adult children nothing–that is… Read More »

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How Ancillary Probate Affects Your Florida Property

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people use Florida as a second home–perhaps maintaining a vacation property in the Fort Myers area–while continuing to reside full-time in another state. So how do you dispose of your vacation home under Florida law? Is your out-of-state will valid here? Do you need to create a separate will? Are there special rules… Read More »

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Undue Influence

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Undue Influence Has a loved one’s will been changed without your knowledge? Was your inheritance written out? Are you concerned that someone has been conspiring to get the inheritance for themselves? If so, it is possible that you might have a legal claim of Undue Influence and a chance to void the will. Undue… Read More »

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Get the right information about trusts and estate plans

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

If there is one part of estate planning that many people have questions about, it is trusts and trust administration. While most people know the basics of wills and power of attorney documents, trusts can be a bit more complicated. Being appointed as a trustee can be a bit intimidating, simply because of all… Read More »

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Understand the complexities of trust administration in Florida

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

In terms of estate planning documents, trusts are the most likely ones to cause confusion for Florida residents. This is completely understandable, as there are a multitude of options when it comes to establishing trusts, delineating the terms of a trust and administering a trust. Most people know what a will is and what… Read More »

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Don’t wait to fund your trust

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Revocable living trusts are a popular way for residents of Florida to pass their assets on to their loved ones. However, the story doesn’t end when the trust is written and the person creating the trust, the trustor, signs on the dotted line. In order for a trust to operate as it should, the… Read More »

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