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Monthly Archives:June 2020

Witnessing a Will – Florida’s Rules

June 15, 2020

The witness requirements to a will are clear and are set forth in Fla. Stat 732.502, that the testator must sign or acknowledge his signature on the will in the presence of two witnesses and that the attesting witnesses must sign the will in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other.  The issue of “presence of a witness” as required by Fla. Stat. 732.502 is discussed in Simpson v. Williamson, 611 So….

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Probate of a Lost Will in Florida

June 8, 2020

Creating a will gives a testator the ability to ensure that his or her wishes are carried out after death, and ideally the testator will have a plan for safekeeping that original will.  This often includes having the nominated personal representative, and perhaps a trusted person or two, knowing where the original will is kept.  Unfortunately, the original will may go missing.  The testator may lose it, forget where he or she kept the original, did not understand the importance of keeping the document, or even perhaps it was inadvertently thrown away.  …

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Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

We support peaceful protest as the catalyst to real change.
We agree Black Lives Matter.
We reject racism and brutality in all forms.
We are better together.
We must be.

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