Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why revocable living trusts usually won’t avoid probate in Florida

At least a couple of times a week, I get phone calls from potential clients; asking about living trusts, revocable trusts, and avoiding probate. Sometimes clients want me to review an existing revocable trust, sometimes they want me to draft … Continue reading

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Landlords: Don’t take partial payments when you’re evicting someone.

Just got off the phone with potential client; landlord, who gave three day notice on commercial lease for nonpayment of rent; but then they told me that they had accepted a ‘partial payment’ for the month; in other words, less … Continue reading

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Thomas Kinkade and his hand written will(s)

The artist Thomas Kinkade, the fellow who did all of those paintings of cute little cottages, died this spring. Now, it appears as though his estate is in an absolute mess. Thomas Kinkades Lawyers File Appeal Against Girlfriend Long … Continue reading

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Dividing up the property

Maybe you are divorced and you and the ex spouse are co-owners of some real property. Or maybe you and your brother both inherited Dads house.  And now, one of you wants out; one of you wants to sell and … Continue reading

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You Snooze, You Lose; Failing to Object in Time in a Will Contest.

Michael Jacksons’ siblings are trying to challenge his will. Michael Jackson Family Feud: Lessons for Wills and Trusts The problem is, they waited too long.  They had notice of the will, they had notice of the probate, and they didn’t … Continue reading

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