How to Challenge or Contest a Will in Florida Probate Courts

How do you contest a will where you had a loving relationship with your mother and she always said she would leave everything to you and your siblings. After she died, you discover she had recently written a new will, leaving everything to her housekeeper. Is there...

Guns and Dementia: Dealing With An Elderly Loved One’s Firearms

Having an elderly loved one with dementia can be scary, but if you add in guns and firearms, it can also get dangerous.  To prevent harm to both the individual with dementia and others, it is important to plan ahead for how to deal with any weapons. ...

Say a Little Prayer: Aretha Franklin Had No Will, and a Child With Special Needs

According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, despite reportedly having a son with special needs. The lack of a will opens up the intensely private singer’s estate to public scrutiny and unnecessary costs, and means...

What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad, the emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues surrounding probate & trust administration demanding attention. It can be...

The Top 2 Ways the Court Gets Involved in Your Estate, and How to Avoid Probate

No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some aspect of your estate will end up being decided there. With proper planning, you can avoid probate and a living probate. Here are two of...

Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a look at your estate plan to make sure it is up to date. Less than half of people in the US actually have any estate planning documents in place and many of those people may have outdated documents. Documents that...

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