Category: Estate Planning for Florida

Whether Your Florida Will is Valid

Whether Your Florida Will is Valid

A will is an instrument that is executed with certain formalities that may be revoked within in the maker’s lifetime and operates only after the maker (“testator”) dies. If you’re wondering whether your Florida will is valid, consider the following. In Florida, a valid will requires certain formalities. These formalities include the testator’s signature, witnesses,…

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Personal Representative of Florida Ancillary Probate

Personal Representative of Florida Ancillary Probate

If a non-U.S. resident dies leaving assets in Florida, an ancillary administration is necessary. The personal representative of Florida ancillary probate proceedings has the duty of organizing the decedent’s assets located in Florida, giving notice to creditors and paying valid claims, and distributing the remaining assets according to the decedent’s will or the intestacy statutes. If…

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International Estate Planning Concerns

International Estate Planning Concerns

Everyone who owns property inside and outside the United States needs to invest in estate planning. It can be a straightforward, but there are some unique international estate planning concerns  that arise when dealing with multiple wills. One of your biggest concerns should be your will. If you have a will in another country and you own assets in Florida, like real…

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