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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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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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Probate and Stepfamilies

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Many people find happy lives in blended families. However, because blended families can gel so well, many forget that unless expressly provided for, stepchildren and others considered full family members do not actually inherit under Florida law. If you want to ensure that your stepchildren or other blended family members inherit after your passing,… Read More »

Florida’s Law of Succession

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When someone passes away, whether or not they have a will in place, Florida’s law of succession will apply. The state’s probate regulations stipulate that essentially, there is never a time when a person’s property does not have an owner – in other words, when a person dies, their property immediately devolves onto their… Read More »

What Is Summary Administration in Probate?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Sometimes, a loved one may pass on with very few assets, or very few heirs to will their assets to. In these situations, it can be somewhat overly complex to put that family through a long, drawn-out probate process. There is a way, in some specific cases, to potentially bypass parts of Florida’s probate… 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 »

What Is Probate & When Is It Necessary In Florida?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In the midst of emotional grief following the passing of a loved one, family members are forced to deal with the confusing legal process called probate. Many people have misunderstandings on how this complex legal proceeding takes place.  Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a decedent, paying the… Read More »

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