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Thankful That I am a Central Florida Estates, Trusts, Wills, and Guardianship Attorney

Looking back on this past Thanksgiving, there are many things that I am thankful for: My family, My faith, My country, My friends, Good health, and A profession that enables me the opportunity to help others when they are in difficult situations. Being an Estate, Orlando Probate, and Trust Administration Attorney affords me an opportunity […]

The Best Black Friday Deals are Protecting Your Family with Proper Estate Planning

The Best Black Friday Deals are Protecting Your Family with Proper Estate Planning The circulars, newspaper advertising, and web advertising are all promoting various Black Friday sales. Sure a new big screen television, new sound system, new clothes, and that new espresso machine seem like great gifts for your family. However, there is a much […]

Do Not Fall Back Into Bad Estate Planning

Having properly prepared Orlando estate planning documents is essential to successfully accomplishing your estate planning goals. Florida law requires certain estate planning documents to be properly witnessed and properly notarized. Unfortunately, people at times, become too reliant on bad habits, such as relying on inappropriate internet or web sites to provide supposedly quick and cheap […]

A Frightening Orlando Area Estate Planning Tale

As Halloween quickly approaches with thoughts of ghosts, witches, and goblins, let this tale of woe be a warning to all who do not have valid, legally appropriate Orlando estate planning documents. A potential client met with me for a probate administration consultation. She promptly described all of the horrible things her evil sister did […]

Siblings Fighting Over Who Will Be Personal Representative of Dad’s Estate

Sadly, your father has passed away. You had a wonderful relationship, and want to be certain that his Estate Plans are properly carried out. Unfortunately, you have a terrible relationship with your only surviving brother or sister. Mom previously passed away many years ago. Your sibling is very troubled, has had difficulty with substance abuse, […]

What To Do If Your Sibling Files for Guardianship of Your Parent

Probably not a surprise, but not all brothers and sisters agree, nor do they all like each other. Unfortunately, there are situations where siblings absolutely hate each other, and likely do not talk to each other. This can be an extremely bad situation when one of these siblings files for Orlando Guardianship regarding one of […]

Ancillary Probate for Out of State Property

One of the situations a lot of people may not be familiar with, is what must be done if a Florida resident dies, but also owns property or assets outside of the state of Florida. This is why it is so very important to carefully review what the decedent owned, and where all the assets […]

Deciding When Your Aging Parent Needs Help at Home

Aging hopefully will be a process that involves new adventures, continued learning, and quality time with family and friends.    However, certain situations may require some assistance, perhaps from an Orlando guardianship attorney, for that to safely occur. One of the most difficult decisions can involve whether an aging parent can continue to live in their […]

Why Do I Need a Probate/Estate Planning Attorney Instead of an Attorney That Does Everything?

In today’s practice of law it is very difficult to do all kinds of law and excel in all areas. The practice of law is constantly evolving and changing. It is impossible to keep current in all areas of practice and provide appropriate legal services. Beware the Attorney who practices “Door Law”. That is, they […]

Proper Storage of Your Estate Planning Documents

You finally have your Orlando Estate Planning Documents properly prepared by an experienced Estate Planning Attorney, now where should your original documents be stored? You have the choice of storing your documents in your safe deposit box, or if you have a secure safe in your home or office that is another option. However, if […]

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