Creditors

The Function of the Florida Personal Representative in Florida Wrongful Death Cases

For many years, Florida personal representatives have had an important role in the prosecution of a wrongful death case, because he or she is charged by Florida statute with the duty of pursuing claims on behalf of both the estate and the survivors. Allocation of any settlement between such survivors and the estate can be… read more

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Practical tips for personal representatives of Florida estates

Here are a few tips for someone who finds themself suddenly faced with the overwhelming task of handling a probate estate in Florida: 1) Have their mail forwarded to your house. You should go through each piece of mail to assist you in identifying all of the creditors and assets of the Florida Estate. Keep… read more

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Why Trustees Open a Florida Probate Administration

One of the big reasons one would consider setting up a Living Trust (technically called “inter vivos trust,” meaning a trust created while you are alive) is to avoid a probate administration after your death. By correctly titling all of your assets (except for personal effects, cash and other assets which are not “titled”) in… read more

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Don’t Pay Creditors!

Do not let the creditors of your loved one’s Florida estate pressure you into paying them before a Florida probate administration has even begun. We see too often a client who has been harrassed into payment, just days or weeks after their family member has passed away, only to find out when they call us… read more

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Debts Also Die

You would not know it from some bill collectors who hound people even 10 years after the debt was due, but nearly all debts die of old age eventually. Legally, it is called a “statute of limitations,” which means that after a certain number of years the courts will not enforce the debt. If a… read more

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