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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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Do All Estates Have To Go Through Probate in Florida?

In Florida, most estates will go through some sort of probate process. However, not every estate will need to go through probate. For instance, if a person passes away without a will and all of their assets have beneficiaries or joint owners with rights of survivorship, probate is likely not required. But since most people …

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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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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 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 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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¿Qué significa estar incapacitado en cuanto a un testamento?

Estar incapacitado en cuanto a un testamento puede significar dos cosas: 1) incapacidad testamentaria o 2) incapacidad legal o por minoria de edad. La ley de Florida no permite que una persona incapacitada cree, revoque o actualice un testamento, fideicomiso o designación de beneficiario existente.  En Florida, la capacidad testamentaria se define generalmente como la …

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¿Qué se considera fraude en un testamento?

El testamento es un documento de planificación patrimonial muy importante. Cuando usted fallezca, su testamento guiará la disposición de su propiedad y activos. Usted también puede designar en su testamento a un representante personal de confianza para que supervise la administración de su patrimonio.  Sin embargo, un testamento inducido o ejecutado mediante fraude no es …

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