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Spring Planning – 10% Off Basic Estate Plan!

For every thing there is a season. Spring is not just a time for cleaning.  Nor is it just a time for planting.  Spring is …

Society of the Turtle – Networking, a Jog and a Beer

Winter Haven needs a running club. OK, a jogging club.  Alright, a “get some exercise with friends and have a quick drink” club.  We call …

Stop Procrastinating About Estate Planning

Did you know that 74% of U.S. parents with children under the age of 18 lack a will?  Of all U.S. adults, only 4 in …

Creditors’ Claims in Probate

As an estate planning practitioner, I always discuss with clients the pros and cons of avoiding probate.  Probate is the judicial process by which a …

Quality or Quantity? Time-sharing and Divorce in Florida

As a generality, most people prefer quality over quantity. A fabulous three day vacation to an exotic locale beats a week staycation on the couch. …

Guardianships are expensive; avoid them.

A guardianship is expensive.  Avoid it if possible.  Chapter 744, Florida Statutes, is called the Florida Guardianship Law.  It is lengthy, complicated and something you …

Garnishment – Take it to the Bank!

Garnishment is a fancy word.  Lawyers love fancy words.  Does it involve decorating a meal (Webster’s thinks so)?  In legal terms, garnishment is the method …

Service of Process Abroad – Who needs diplomats when we have FedEx?

Most trial lawyers, in initial client conferences, spend little time discussing service of process.  In civil litigation, that is because it is usually a no-brainer: …

Your home is your castle, but beware the board of directors.

Do you live in a deed restricted community, such as a homeowners association or a condominium?  If so, you are probably somewhat familiar with the …