Volusia County, FL Wills & Probate Lawyers


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Bonnie A. Berns Lawyer

Bonnie A. Berns

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Wills & Probate

Serving Volusia, Flagler County Bonnie A. Berns, a native New Yorker, graduated from New York University, where she achieved the honor of Phi Beta ... (more)

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William E. Sherman

Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate, Wills, Trusts
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Elizabeth A. Blackburn

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Wills, Divorce
Status:  In Good Standing           

Craig T. James

Litigation, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Personal Injury
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Jeffrey P. Brock

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

William E. Loucks

Banking & Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           

Michael Charles Huddleston

Lawsuit & Dispute, Wills & Probate, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

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Lisa L. Ledbetter

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, State and Local, Litigation, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

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Frank A. Ford

Agriculture, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

William A. Ottinger

Wills & Probate, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  58 Years

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ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

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.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

SUCCESSION

The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which d... (more...)
The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which determine who inherits property when someone dies without a valid will. When used in connection with real estate, the word refers to the passing of property by will or inheritance, as opposed to gift, grant, or purchase.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

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. ...