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Monthly Archives:September 2020

Reimbursement for Estate Related Expenses: Negedly v. Smith, 286 So. 3d 341 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019)

September 18, 2020

After the proper presentation of claims against a decedent’s estate, it is then a personal representative’s duty to pay valid claims to the extent of the funds and assets of the estate which he or she has in his or her hands, subject, of course, to the decedent’s debts.

It is a personal representative’s obligation to ascertain the propriety and existence of the decedent’s debts and pay (and/or settle) those debts. Payment of a claim depends on the circumstances of the case and the intent of the parties, as well as other elements necessary for a valid payment. …

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Estate Planning for New Parents

September 8, 2020

Amid buying baby clothes, diapers, and toys, setting up a nursery, and managing the sleepless nights of new parenthood, estate planning may not be on the list of priorities for new parents.  What about considering how a child’s everyday needs would be met if they pass away: making sure they have well-balanced meals, seeing doctors for checkups, and getting a good education?  Admittedly, it is an uncomfortable thought, but nevertheless important to address through estate planning.

Estate planning is often bigger than just wills and trusts. …

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Partner John Farina Receives AV Preeminent Highest Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

September 1, 2020

Partner John Farina is once again a recipient of the prestigious “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The “AV Preeminent” rating Mr. Farina has held since 1995 is the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards an attorney can receive from the national attorney peer review rating service. The rating signifies that an attorney’s colleagues and the judiciary perceive him to be at the pinnacle of professional success.

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