DAVID A. SILVERSTONE
FLORIDA PROBATE AND ESTATES LAWYER.
Florida Will Contests
A will contest or trust contest is a type of probate litigation where a person challenges the validity of a will. Typically a person who is excluded from a will, claims that the will is invalid. They may want to rely on an earlier will or upon intestacy.
There are several grounds to attack the validity of a will:
What is the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act?
What is the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act? Originally established in 1968, the UAGA has undergone multiple revisions, more specifically, they were in 2006 and 1987. The law's implementation followed on the heels of a very [...]
Tortious Interference in Florida Probate
Tortious Interference in Florida Probate Tortious interference with regards to inheritance law is one of the most important classifications to keep in your back pocket when enduring a FL probate case. It occurs if one [...]
Undue Influence and How it Occurs
Understanding Undue Influence and How it Occurs If there is an existing relationship between two people, and one of them uses that as leverage to influence the other’s decisions, then that is considered undue influence. [...]
Tips for Settling Your Florida Estate (without the court system)
Tips for Settling Your Florida Estate Out of Court Court processes can not only be tricky but also drag on for weeks or even years. They can take a huge toll, financially and emotionally, on [...]
Florida Last Will and Testament Requirements
Florida Last Will & Testament FAQ A will is a vital document that ensures those left behind are saved the trouble of financial hardships and uncertainties. A will prevents endless fighting over assets by outlining [...]
Florida Probate Rules & Property Disputes
Probate & Property Battles Upon Death When someone dies, it’s customary that his or her assets undergo a court-supervised process called probate. In probate court, the estate is verified and administered to be justly distributed [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]