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Florida Probate Blog

Yearly Archives: 2020

Best Florida Probate Lawyer

Written by on Oct 15, 2020| Posted in: General

Who is the Best Florida Probate Lawyer? A friend recently asked, “who is the best Florida probate lawyer?”  The concept of “best” is subjective.  The better question is “which probate lawyer best meets my needs?”  When interviewing a lawyer, the best factors to determine whether you are hiring the best probate lawyer are:  level of education length of time as a lawyer area of legal concentration The last is perhaps the most important factor of all when deciding which probate lawyer is best for you.  For example, not long ago a lawyer on the other side of a case was representing his client in a Will contest and my firm was defending.  The lawyer on the other side was struggling with basic procedural issues.  When I looked him up on the Florida Bar website, I found that he “concentrated” in: custody, support, divorce, commercial, real estate, business, bankruptcy, litigation, personal injury, […]

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HOMESTEAD CREDITOR PROTECTION

Written by on Jun 17, 2020| Posted in: Probate Litigation

The Second District Court of Appeals holds that renting rooms in a home does not destroy Constitutional protection from creditor claims. Anderson v. Letosky, — So.3d — (Fla. 2d DCA 2020), 2020 WL 2745559 Decedent died owning a four-bedroom home.  At the time of his death, three of the bedrooms were rented to tenants and Decedent lived in the fourth bedroom.  Decedent had $38,000 in judgment liens that a creditor was attempting to enforce against his estate.  Decedent’s son filed a petition with the probate court seeking judicial determination that Decedent’s entire home was protected homestead and exempt from creditor claims.  The creditor argued that 75% of the value of the home should not be protected so it could be used to pay the creditor.  The trial court agreed with the creditor.  The appellate court reversed and held that the entire house was protected homestead even though three rooms were […]

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COVID-19 Legal Resources

Written by on Apr 10, 2020| Posted in: General

COVID-19 LEGAL RESOURCES PAGE The following information is provided to assist members of the Florida legal community and others by providing links to various federal and state websites providing emergency updates, judicial guidelines, economic and technology resources and general information about COVID-19. Official Federal and State Government COVID-19 Information Federal Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19.  Links to official information about Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19. Florida Executive Orders.  All Executive Orders can be viewed by clicking this link to Florida Executive Orders, which will be updated as additional Orders are issued. Florida Governor’s Office.  The Office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help clarify Executive Order 20-91. Florida Department of Health.  Provides information about on what you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida. Local and State Government.  Local and state governments have issued “stay-at-home” orders throughout the state urging residents […]

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