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What Are the Inheritance Laws in Florida?

In Florida, inheritance laws are based on whether there was a valid, enforceable last will and testament for the person who passed. If they had executed and signed a will, their remaining assets would typically be distributed according to the wishes outlined in the document. However, if someone passes away without a will, their assets …

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How Do You Prove Tortious Interference?

Tortious interference is when a third party to a contract intentionally acts to harm the financial potential of the relationship. While it is usually associated with business contracts, wills and trusts can be subject to tortious interference in Florida. An inheritance can be a significant financial event in your life. If someone improperly interfered to …

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What Does an Inheritance Lawyer Do?

An inheritance lawyer, also known as a probate or estate lawyer, is a state-licensed attorney who helps personal representatives and heirs of estates handle the estate of a deceased person. An inheritance lawyer can be involved in various capacities based on the specific details of an estate.  A probate lawyer’s role in settling an estate …

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Is Texas a Uniform Electronic Transactions State?

The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) is a “model” legal code, which means that states must pass their own legislation for it to become law. The UETA gives electronic signatures the same legal validity as a handwritten “wet” signature for certain transactions that the parties have agreed to conduct electronically. Every state except New York …

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How To Divide Inherited Property Between Siblings?

When people pass away, they often leave behind bank accounts, investments accounts, retirement accounts, real property (homes, rental properties, etc.) and other personal assets as inheritance for their survivors. But how do two or more siblings divide up inherited real estate and other property? This question has caused countless family quarrels. However, you can take …

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Can a Trustee Sell Property Without All Beneficiaries Approving?

A trustee does not need beneficiary approval to sell trust property. However, a trustee who wants to avoid litigation would be wise to at least seek approval of the trust beneficiaries, and, at a minimum, be able to substantiate why the property was sold and how that sale benefited the trust beneficiaries. Have questions? Schedule …

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