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Avoiding Intestate Distribution of Assets

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When you lose a loved one, it is not uncommon to want to retain some belonging of theirs as a memento of the person, or to be granted an asset like an automobile or bank account in their will. However, if the deceased person’s will is not in order, you may not get to… Read More »

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The Problem With Holographic Wills

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a person decides to write their own will, usually in their own handwriting, it is referred to as a holographic will. Sometimes, this is the best option for them, especially if they have few assets and few heirs. However, even if a holographic will might be a good option for someone, it is… Read More »

How To Avoid A Will Contest

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When someone passes on, and they leave a will, sometimes the contents may not match up with heirs’ expectations. In some instances, this can lead to heirs attempting to overturn or ‘contest’ the will, alleging that it should be invalid for one reason or another. While these contests do not win very often, sometimes… Read More »

Living Trusts and Florida Probate

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In many states, the creation of a living trust is recommended by competent estate planning and probate attorneys so as to avoid the headache of a drawn-out probate court proceeding. However, what many do not realize is that there are some situations in which probate cannot be avoided. Understanding the finer mechanics of Florida… Read More »

Digital Probate: Who Controls What You Leave Behind In The Cloud?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In today’s hyper-connected world, it is well worth considering that not all assets are tangible. We are used to disposing of property like homes and cars in our wills, but very often, digital assets are forgotten. There is actually very little legislation currently on the books dealing with digital assets – Florida does not… Read More »

Property in Probate & Intestacy

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When you lose a loved one, your life immediately changes. You suddenly have a thousand things to do, chief among them disposing of property and ensuring that all their bequests are honored. Submitting their estate to probate is one of the things that needs doing fastest, and yet can take the most time. Most… Read More »

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