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Undue Influence In Florida Probate

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

No one likes to think of irregularities in probate when the focus should be on mourning a lost loved one. However, if your loved one’s will is not as it should be, or not as you were told, you have a right to explore what might have occurred. While it is rarely cut and… Read More »

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The Rights of Condo Owners

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you own a condominium, you have certain rights as an owner, and also as a member of the condo board if you are named or elected to it. However, there is a lot of misinformation and variable practices that go on depending on the preferences of the association. It is important to understand… Read More »

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Inheritance & Marital Asset Distribution

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Inheritances are generally granted to individual people – someone’s child, spouse or sibling. However, sometimes they are willed to a couple or group of people. Either way, the issue may arise during divorce proceedings as to whether or not an inheritance qualifies as marital property. It is important to ensure that a person understands… Read More »

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Support for a Disabled Child

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

A parent has a duty to provide for their children. While normally the duty of support stops at the age of 18, this is not the case if your child is disabled. Florida law establishes a duty of support owed by a parent to their child or children, and one of the only situations… Read More »

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What Is The Survivor Benefit Plan?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

One of the advantages to a military life is that certain benefits are generally available to personnel that might not be available to all civilians. One of these is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), which is an insurance plan for spouses and children of military personnel that will pay out a monthly annuity in… Read More »

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Providing Notice To Creditors For Probate

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When someone passes away, processing their estate can be a confusing undertaking, especially if the estate must go through probate. One of the major steps in the probate process is dealing with the deceased person’s obligations, and Florida law sets out a specific procedure for doing this, beginning with publishing a Notice to Creditors…. Read More »

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Condo Law: What Constitutes A Nuisance?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

While every condominium complex is different, it is a fairly universal truth that anything branded a nuisance will not be tolerated. However, while every complex will have rules about how to handle a nuisance, almost none will specifically define it beyond some variant of branding something a nuisance only after it has already occurred…. Read More »

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Dividing Marital Debts

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

During a Florida divorce, it is not only marital assets that must be divided, but also any marital debts, as debts are considered property for the purposes of asset division. This means that in addition to deciding who receives the marital home or automobile, obligations such as credit card debt must also be apportioned…. Read More »

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Seeking Changes In Child Support

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Just because your divorce decree establishes certain amounts that are to be paid for alimony and child support does not mean that they may never be changed if there is reason to do so. In Florida, it is possible to seek changes to your child support payments if you are able to show that… Read More »

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What Can’t Be In My Prenup?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Because they are extremely adaptable and common in this day and age, some couples wind up thinking that their prenuptial agreement can be a hodgepodge of anything, and it will pass legal muster. The fact is that there are several issues that Florida law does not allow a prenup to resolve – such questions… Read More »

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