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What Constitutes Undue Pressure or Influence in Florida?

Undue influence or pressure is a legal cause of action that can be used to invalidate a will or trust in Florida. You can also challenge beneficiary designations for payable-on-death bank and securities accounts in Florida.  If you can win an undue pressure lawsuit, a probate court may be forced to invalidate an entire inheritance …

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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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What Is Probate Code Section 733.814?

Florida Probate Code Section 733.814 allows the personal representative or a beneficiary of an estate to initiate a “partition action” to split property between beneficiaries. It reads as follows: “When two or more beneficiaries are entitled to distribution of undivided interests in any property, the personal representative or any beneficiary may petition the court before …

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¿Cuánto tiempo tiene para impugnar un testamento en Florida?

El tribunal de sucesiones de Florida supervisa la disposición del patrimonio de cada difunto (la persona que falleció). En Florida, si una persona fallece sin testamento, el tribunal de sucesiones administra su patrimonio según las leyes de sucesión intestada. Sin embargo, tener un testamento no garantiza que podrá evitar una administración judicial de la sucesión.  …

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¿Cuáles son las leyes de herencia en Florida?

En Florida, si alguien muere y deja un testamento válidamente ejecutado que dispone de sus bienes, al fallecer, los bienes usualmente se distribuirán de acuerdo a los deseos descritos en el documento.  Sin embargo, si alguien fallece sin un testamento válido, las leyes de sucesión intestada dictan el esquema de distribución de los bienes a …

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What Is Probate Administration in Florida?

The term “probate” refers to the process by which a deceased individual’s assets are distributed to their heirs or beneficiaries, when the assets do not have beneficiary designations and are not held jointly with rights of survivorship. In Florida, this process can be either a formal administration or summary administration. A formal administration requires appointment …

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