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How Does a Buy-Sell Agreement Affect My Florida Probate Estate?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Just because you die in Florida, that does not mean all of your assets are governed by Florida law. If you own shares of a corporation or partnership, for example, your estate’s rights may be governed by the laws of another state. Furthermore, your estate may be restricted in terms of how it may… Read More »

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How Should I Store My Florida Estate Planning Documents?

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Preparing a Florida will or trust, power of attorney, and other related documents is an important first step in the estate planning process. The next step is to make sure your documents are properly stored. After all, if your will is accidentally lost or destroyed–and thus cannot be located after your death–it has little… Read More »

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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 »

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 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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Preventing Elder Abuse in Florida Guardianships

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Elder abuse is an all-too-common problem in Florida. The state’s most vulnerable residents are frequently the victims of unscrupulous strangers, caregivers, and even family members who take advantage of the person’s declining mental and physical condition. In theory, Florida law protects these individuals through the appointment of a guardian–either a close relative or a… Read More »

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How Do Virtual Currencies Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

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Estate planning is more than just writing up a will. It is important to take account of what assets you own and ensure the personal representative and beneficiaries named in your will be able to access and enjoy those assets after you die. This is not difficult when it comes to most types of… Read More »

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