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    • Court Appointed Guardian

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      • What Is A Court Appointed Guardian?

        Martha, a 75 year old widow, fell in her own home and was unable to get up. Two days later, Martha's next door neighbor happened to hear yelling and crying coming from Martha's home. The neighbor peered in through a window and immediately recognized that Martha needed help and called 911. The police and an ambulance arrived, entered the home and carried Martha to the hospital emergency room. ...

      Durable Power of Attorney

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      • What Is A Court Appointed Guardian?

        Martha, a 75 year old widow, fell in her own home and was unable to get up. Two days later, Martha's next door neighbor happened to hear yelling and crying coming from Martha's home. The neighbor peered in through a window and immediately recognized that Martha needed help and called 911. The police and an ambulance arrived, entered the home and carried Martha to the hospital emergency room. ...
      • Is Your Florida Durable Power Of Attorney Acceptable?

        On October 1, 2011, Florida enacted a change in the laws regarding durable powers of attorney (DPOA). In a nutshell, prior to the change it was possible to prepare a DPOA which became effective only upon your incapacity. The new law no longer allows the "upon incapacity" language, thus making DPOAs effective immediately upon execution. Although the law was designed to allow those with DPOAs ...

      Estate Planning

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      • You Can't Take It With You

        Often the poorest people leave their children the richest inheritance. Regardless of how much or how little, throughout one's lifetime we acquire some measure of prosperity. Whether it is simply family photos, an old car and a small bank account or an abundance of wealth including real estate, savings, and investment accounts, most everyone today who dies has something to leave to their loved ...
      • When Does a Beneficiary of an Estate Require a Guardian?

        In certain cases the probate court must appoint a guardian for an estate’s beneficiary because he or she is either a minor or legally incapacitated. The guardian becomes the manager over assets left by the decedent. A common case is one where the decedent has died and the beneficiary is a minor child or an otherwise legally incapacitated person who stands to inherit the family home or other assets ...
      • A House Divided

        Woes of Probate Is it true that when my husband dies our home automatically transfers to me even though my name was never included on the property deed ? There is no simple Yes or No answer. FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAWS can be very complicated and problematic for intended heirs. Consider the following client example. When Mary married Joseph he owned his own home outright. It was Joseph's second ...

      Florida State Laws

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      • Florida Has A New LLC Law

        Limited Liability Companies Be Aware If you have an existing Florida limited liability company (LLC) you should consider meeting with a business law attorney to amend your articles or operating agreement to comply with the new LLC law enacted in June 2013 . The new law became effective on January 1, 2014 for all new businesses wishing to operate as an LLC. LLC's established prior to this date may ...

      Health Care Surrogate Law

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      • Changes to Health Care Surrogate Law

        In a previous newsletter to our clients, we informed you about Florida's law governing Health Care Surrogates that was revised to provide greater flexibility. The new law gives you the option of naming one or more surrogates to assist in managing your health care decisions even if you are competent to do so yourself, rather than only at a time of incapacity. Of course, if you choose this option, ...

      Last Wills

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      • Should Last Wills or Revocable Trusts Be Changed

        Estate documents such as a last will or revocable trust are living documents. Although the purpose of a last will or revocable trust is to provide for what happens to your estate after you die, as you encounter changes during life your estate documents should be amended to keep up with these changes. Don’t make the mistake of storing away your will or trust and forgetting about it. Be sure that ...

      Limited Liability Companies

      The latest posts for Limited Liability Companies are listed below.
      • Florida Has A New LLC Law

        Limited Liability Companies Be Aware If you have an existing Florida limited liability company (LLC) you should consider meeting with a business law attorney to amend your articles or operating agreement to comply with the new LLC law enacted in June 2013 . The new law became effective on January 1, 2014 for all new businesses wishing to operate as an LLC. LLC's established prior to this date may ...

      Living Trust

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      • Predicting The Unpredictable

        What Are Ancillary Documents? During the course of your lifetime, if you think you can predict the unpredictable you would be wrong . Have you and your family prepared for disastrous events that could suddenly occur and cause irreparable harm to your finances, health or family? Most likely you have not. It is bad enough that less that 45% of the adult population in the United States ever does any ...

      Pre-Nuptial Agreement

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      • Should I Have A Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

        German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche said of marriage, "it is not the lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." Albert Einstein said of marriage, "Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed." Marriage is supposed to be that divine moment which begins with so many good, ...

      Probate

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      • Court Ordered Partition of Real Estate

        During a probate of a decedent's estate, there are often warring aftermaths by the heirs over the assets remaining. One such aftermath frequently involves real estate property such as the family home. It is not uncommon that when someone dies and leaves real estate to more than one child, the children cannot agree on what to do with the inherited property once the probate is discharged. One child ...
      • Ancillary Probates

        Our law firm is often requested by both lawyers and clients from other states to manage an ancillary probate administration in Florida. Jackson Law represents clients needing probate administration throughout the entire state. Ancillary probate is not to be confused with other types of probate. What is ancillary probate? It is the administrative process used to transfer property ownership to ...
      • A House Divided

        Woes of Probate Is it true that when my husband dies our home automatically transfers to me even though my name was never included on the property deed ? There is no simple Yes or No answer. FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAWS can be very complicated and problematic for intended heirs. Consider the following client example. When Mary married Joseph he owned his own home outright. It was Joseph's second ...

      Revocable Trusts

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      • Should Last Wills or Revocable Trusts Be Changed

        Estate documents such as a last will or revocable trust are living documents. Although the purpose of a last will or revocable trust is to provide for what happens to your estate after you die, as you encounter changes during life your estate documents should be amended to keep up with these changes. Don’t make the mistake of storing away your will or trust and forgetting about it. Be sure that ...
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