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Category Archives: Will Execution

What critical items must be included in a Florida will?

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Death is a subject that no Florida resident likes to talk about. Whether referring to themselves or friends and family members, the topic of death rarely, if ever, makes it into the day’s conversation. That’s because the topic is unpleasant and it reminds people of their own mortality. However, there is at least one… Read More »

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What are the Florida statutes for will execution?

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Under Florida law, there are certain factors that must be considered when it comes to will execution. These must be followed for the will to be valid after the testator’s death. Understanding these laws and adhering to them will help ensure that the decedent’s wishes will be met. The will must be in writing,… Read More »

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Incapacity Can Undo the Execution of a Will

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Whether it’s signing a deed when closing on the sale of a home or inking your name on a release form for your child, we have all provided our signature to legal documents. Given the magnitude of some of these documents, formalities are often required. Whether its being witnessed by a notary public or… Read More »

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Proper execution of a will is not automatic in Florida

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When someone dies, the distribution of their assets is determined by local laws. Here in Florida, the distribution of assets is first decided by the person’s will, also known as a last will and testament. In its most basic form, this document is nothing more than a recitation of a person’s desires when it… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Do-It-Yourself Will

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The Florida Supreme Court issued a recent opinion which could potentially impact anyone opting for a do-it-yourself will downloaded from the internet. The underlying case revolved around a woman who used an online form to draft her will. Unfortunately, the will did not include a residuary clause, or catch-all, to dispose of property not… Read More »

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Things for Florida parents to consider when drafting a will

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Drafting a will is often seen as an older person’s chore, not something those in their 20’s or even 30’s need to worry about. This myth is built around the logic that not only do young people have a long time to live, but also because of the common reality that younger adults do… Read More »

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Do-it-yourself wills could be problematic in Florida courts

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

For many Floridians, saving money can play a huge role in many decisions. We may forego the name-brand item in favor of the generic version in an effort to keep more in the piggy bank. However, in some situations, going with the higher value option may actually be a better decision in the long-run…. Read More »

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Court battle over painting shows need for estate planning

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Florida residents undoubtedly remember Farrah Fawcett. The star was mainly known for her acting roles, but a recent legal dispute has brought Fawcett’s name back into the spotlight. Fawcett passed away in 2009, but her long-time partner, Ryan O’Neal, has struggled to handle her estate. Two portraits of the actress were created by Andy… Read More »

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In will execution, things aren’t always as they seem

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

In general, wills are seemingly straightforward documents. Whether you’re writing one or executing one, most people are under the impression that the instructions should be followed exactly. What some people may not know, however, is that there are certain circumstances that can override the instructions provided in a will. Think for a minute about… Read More »

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