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Spousal Rights in Florida
Analyzing Spousal Rights in Florida Spousal rights in Florida arise in court due to two common scenarios. These are death and divorce. We’ll delve into each case to uncover what rights a divorced, or surviving spouse is entitled to according to Florida state laws. Divorce Spousal Rights Florida courts do [...]
Florida Trust Decanting
What is Florida Trust Decanting? Trust decanting is a legal term coined from wine decanting itself. This is a process whereby wine is poured (decanted) from one container to another to isolate the solid residue which is left behind. This residue is disposed of because it's considered the unwanted bit [...]
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
What is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty? A fiduciary is basically an individual, bank, or organization that takes on the role of a trustee, representing the beneficiary’s interest while managing assets on their behalf. Additionally, Florida law describes fiduciary duty as financial or transactional decisions made under the full faith [...]
Probate for Resident Aliens
A Look into Florida Probate for Resident Aliens Irrespective of the location of a person or his immigration status, he can legally own property in the state of Florida. If he is the owner of a property in Florida at his time of death, it is a prerequisite that the [...]
Per Stirpes vs Per Capita Florida
Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita Meaning Two terms which are very commonly used in estate planning are per stirpes and per capita. Both of which are Latin terms that describe how property associated with an estate should be distributed among the beneficiaries of the estate. The difference between the two [...]
Florida Power of Attorney
Florida Power of Attorney Sometimes circumstances arise that require you to get help from others in managing your affairs after a loved one passes away. This process can become additionally stressful and heart-wrenching as many of the legal processes must be initiated within 30 days of the person's death. Whether [...]