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When Do I Have to Open An Estate and Start the Probate Process?

First, you need to determine if there are any assets, such as a motor vehicle, a house or bank accounts that do not pass directly to someone else, except through Orlando probate administration. Some situations do not require probate to pass assets, upon the death of the owner of the assets, to another person.  This […]

Is Your Probate Estate Testate or Intestate?

When a Person dies in the State of Florida, it must be determined if there is an estate that will proceed through Orlando probate, and whether the estate is testate or intestate. An estate is testate when the person who died, had a legally valid Will that is recognized by the Probate Court. As long […]

Your New Year Legal To Do List

The New Year gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at our lives and our goals. Maybe we will try to exercise more, eat healthier, volunteer more, or  help others in need.  We may go for various health examinations and checkups. Well, we also may want to do a legal review with an […]

Delegating Authority for End of Life Decision Making

Do you worry what will happen if you no longer are able to make health care decisions, or what would happen if you are only being kept alive by artificial means, and if those artificial means were removed you would die a natural death? If you are in a persistent vegetative state, have an end-stage […]

Finding the Appropriate Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts Lawyer

Every person is unique, and their need for legal representation is also unique in finding the right attorney to represent them. You should first identify the specific legal area in which you need assistance. Maybe it is estate planning, where you need a trust, will, durable power of attorney, designation of health care surrogate and […]

Thankful for our American Legal System

Imagine you are living in the year 1200, and you are accused by the Sheriff of trespassing on land that you claim is yours to farm and cultivate and are accused of stealing the Duke’s pigs, when you claim they are yours. Do you think you will be provided a lawyer to consult with and […]

What Happens When You Cannot Act For Yourself?

There may be situations when you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  There are various documents that you can have prepared by an experienced Orlando estate planning attorney to authorize someone to act on your behalf. This is very important to establish that the person you want to act on your behalf has the […]

Why Do I Need a Will?

You have worked hard to accumulate money and other valuable assets, you have a spouse and children, and you want control over issues after your death. Do you prefer the State of Florida to make the decisions regarding your estate?  Or, do you want to make these decisions when you are able by taking advantage […]

Guardianship as an Option for Persons Suffering Memory Loss and Impairment

The signs are disturbing. Neighbors tell you your Mother is wandering away from her house and having difficulty returning home. Your Father is forgetting to take his medications. A once vibrant Brother or Sister is forgetting the names of their friends and relatives. If these behaviors and others are creating difficulty, an examination or referral […]

Income Eligibility for Medicaid

Income Eligibility for Medicaid Medicaid programs offer assistance to needy persons who cannot afford to pay for their medical care. The federal and individual state governments jointly administer Medicaid. While federal statutes and regulations provide the template, each state establishes its own methodology for administering its Medicaid program. Among other things, Medicaid covers nursing home […]

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