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How Do You Split an Inherited House?

Jointly inheriting real estate can be tricky, particularly when the beneficiaries don’t agree on what to do with the property. This situation often occurs when multiple siblings inherit their parent’s home as co-owners. When siblings disagree over whether to keep the property or sell it, increased family tensions can make an already emotional time even …

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How Long Do You Have To Contest Probate in Florida?

If a person passes away without a will, their assets are distributed by probate court according to Florida’s intestate succession laws. However, having a will does not mean you avoid probate court.  Florida probate court governs the disposition of all descendants’ (the person who passed away) estates. Many assets will pass directly to designated beneficiaries …

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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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What Happens When a Beneficiary Is Living In an Inherited House?

Inheriting real estate with other people can be challenging, particularly when one of the beneficiaries is living in the house. This scenario commonly occurs when siblings jointly inherit their parent’s home, which can lead to increased family tensions during an already emotional time. It is always preferable for siblings to work out an arrangement that …

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What Is Considered Property for Someone Who Died?

When someone dies, their property must be passed on to their heirs and beneficiaries. Everything that a person owns individually will be considered their property upon their death. This includes personal property such as cash, stocks, vehicles, clothes, furniture, and jewelry, as well as real property such as land and buildings.  Some assets will be …

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What To Do If an Executor Is Not Communicating With Beneficiaries?

If an executor is not communicating with beneficiaries, it can lead to trouble. An executor owes the beneficiaries of the estate they are administering a “fiduciary duty.” This means that the executor must exercise reasonable care and act in the best interests of those beneficiaries.  As part of that fiduciary duty, an executor has a …

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