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Florida Special Needs Trusts

If you or a loved one is receiving asset or income-based government benefits, it is good to team with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney to ensure that any inheritance or other assets do not get in the way of you receiving those benefits.

DEATH, PROBATE AND DUE PROCESS: Do the Notice Requirements Under the Florida Probate Code and Rules Pass Constitutional Muster

In Florida, a procedure exists allowing the person seeking to administer the estate of a decedent (the “petitioner”) to resolve certain issues before the issuance of letters of administration. Fla. Stat. §733.2123; 7 Fla. Pl. & Pr. Forms §50:55 (2015). One of those issues is whether the last will and testament offered for probate is valid.

Tortious Interference with an Expectation of an Inheritance A Survey Since Galbreath

The tort of intentional interference with an expectation of an inheritance (IIEI) is one way of remedying wrongdoing by unscrupulous persons who prey upon vulnerable, sick and weak people with wealth. The tort is recognized to advance a public policy for the protection of the testator’s interest in freely disposing of his or her property. In contrast to a garden-variety will contest based on undue influence, where the contestant must establish that the free will of the testator was overborne, a tortious interference claim does not require such a proof. Rather, the focus is on the defendant’s intention: whether the defendant intended to interfere with an inheritance and acted on that intention.

San Antonio News Article

San Antonio News printed the article and interviewed Michael Greer and Shane Langston as counsel for the Conservatorship.

5 Important Reasons Young Adults Need Estate Planning

An Article listing 5 important reasons why young adults would benefit from Estate Planning.

A Will versus a Trust: What's the Difference?

An Article discussing the differences between a Last Will & Testament and a Revocable Living Trust in Nebraska.

Avoiding Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Avoiding Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Using POD and TOD Designations to Keep Assets Out of Probate

Using POD and TOD Designations to Keep Assets Out of Probate

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