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Chad E Brocato Lawyer

Chad E Brocato

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Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Administration, Living Wills, Power of Attorney
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Our law firm focuses on helping clients protect their loved ones. We believe that no family wants to experience the expenses and long-term issues asso... (more)

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Karen Williams North

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Real Estate Other, Landlord-Tenant, Wills & Probate, Accident & Injury, Personal Injury

Karen North has been licensed to practice law for 28 years, practicing Real Estate, and Landlord-Tenant Law. She graduated from CUNY School of Law in ... (more)

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Andrew Jiménez

Business, Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate

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Jason Allen Rosner

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Wills & Probate, Car Accident

With respect to his family law practice, Mr. Jason Rosner provides excellent legal services in the following areas: family law, divorce, dissolution o... (more)

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Neal Gary Rosensweig

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Condominiums, Litigation, State Appellate Practice, Wills & Probate, Contract

Neal Rosensweig proudly serves Hollywood, Florida and the neighboring communities in the areas of condominium, litigation, state appellate practice, w... (more)

Alan Bryce Grossman Lawyer

Alan Bryce Grossman

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Real Estate, Estate, Contract, Litigation, Wills & Probate

I have been practicing law in South Florida for 20 years. My solo law practice has focused my efforts for my clients since 1992. I have developed ex... (more)

Holly  Cohen Lawyer

Holly Cohen

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Real Estate, Real Estate Other, Wills & Probate

Over 20 years experience in all real estate related transactions, including the sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties, purchasing... (more)

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Nicole M Loughlin Lawyer

Nicole M Loughlin

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Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Condominiums

Loughlin Law, P.A. is a boutique law firm in Boca Raton, Florida, servicing clients in Broward and Palm Beach County. Attorney Nicole M. Loughlin ear... (more)

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Barry D. Siegel

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Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Power of Attorney

Today, our law firm focuses on providing comprehensive planning when you need it most. Because change is part of life, most people require ongoing ass... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR

Someone appointed by a probate court to oversee probate proceedings when a person dies without a will or heirs, and his or her property is expected to pass to t... (more...)
Someone appointed by a probate court to oversee probate proceedings when a person dies without a will or heirs, and his or her property is expected to pass to the state. Some states have public administrators who are responsible for temporarily preserving the assets of an estate if there are disputes about specific provisions in the will or about who will be appointed the regular administrator.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

RESIDUARY BENEFICIARY

A person who receives any property by a will or trust that is not specifically left to another designated beneficiary. For example, if Antonio makes a will leav... (more...)
A person who receives any property by a will or trust that is not specifically left to another designated beneficiary. For example, if Antonio makes a will leaving his home to Edwina and the remainder of his property to Elmo, then Elmo is the residuary beneficiary.

RESIDUARY ESTATE

The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court c... (more...)
The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court costs are paid. The residuary estate also includes any gifts under a will that fail or lapse. For example, Connie's will leaves her house and all its furnishings to Andrew, her VW bug to her friend Carl, and the remainder of her property (the residuary estate) to her sister Sara. She doesn't name any alternate beneficiaries. Carl dies before Connie. The VW bug becomes part of the residuary estate and passes to Sara, along with all of Connie's property other than the house and furnishings. Also called the residual estate or residue.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE AMEND. TO THE FLORIDA PROBATE RULES

After considering the Committee's proposals and reviewing the relevant legislation, we adopt all the Committee's proposals except the proposed amendment to subdivision (b) of rule 5.260. Consistent with statutory changes made by chapter 2010-132, section 3, Laws of ...

McCormick v. McCormick

... We have for review an order admitting to probate the Last Will and Testament of decedent Ferral Lee McCormick, Sr., but denying letters of administration to appellant Ferral Lee McCormick, Jr., whom the testate decedent had duly nominated as personal representative. ...

In re Guardianship of Shell

... VILLANTI, Judge. Lutheran Services Florida, Inc., the guardian of Bertha Shell, appeals from the probate court's order denying its objections to an earlier order that awarded Lutheran Services guardian's fees in an amount less than it requested. ...