KNOWN, UNKNOWN, AND SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE

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The death of a loved one is not only tragic.  It also carries legal consequences.  If the decedent had debts, those have to be paid.  And to make matters just a bit more complicated, two sets of rules apply.  Known creditors must be mailed a notice by the estate, and have 30 days to file their claim for payment once … Read More

FILLING THE BLANKS

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The Florida Supreme Court found itself compelled to hold last month that a recently departed woman’s will did not pass all her property to the people she wanted to.  The reason for what the Court itself called an unfortunate result is simple.  The lady in question wrote her will using a preprinted form, and the resulting document did not actually … Read More