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What Happens to a Florida Estate If the Will is Invalidated?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

There are many scenarios where a person’s last will and testament may be found invalid by the court. A successful will contest may be the result of undue influence, fraud, or proof that the decedent lacked mental capacity at the time the will was executed. But if a will is invalidated, what becomes of… Read More »

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Florida protects the right of heirs to contest a will

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida is a popular destination for retirement. As a result, Florida has more in-depth and complex probate and estate laws than some other states. For example, it has become popular in recent years for those who are creating an estate plan and last will to include a clause that specifically states that anyone who… Read More »

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Can you prevent someone from contesting your last will?

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

If you’ve taken the steps of creating a last will and estate plan, you likely did so because you have strong preferences about the division of your assets following your death. You don’t want people you love to argue over your estate. Unfortunately, it is common for heirs to contest the last will left… Read More »

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Three tips for executors facing a will challenge

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

Getting named as an executor or executrix of a will is a serious responsibility. These responsibilities are put to the test when the will in question is challenged. What leads to a will challenge? A will can be challenged for a number of reasons. Two of the more common instances that result in ac… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Do-It-Yourself Will

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. |

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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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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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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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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