July 9, 2020
…Effective noon today, July 9, 2020, and until further notice, Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk will work remotely amid South Florida’s emergence as a COVID-19 epicenter.
Remote working does not impact our ability to serve your legal needs. It does protect you, our staff and visitors. All needs for in-person, in-office meetings will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
June 28, 2020
…Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. announced The Florida Bar has appointed Partner John Farina to its Wills, Trusts & Estates Board Certification Committee for the 2020-2021 term. His service begins July 1, 2020 and runs through June 30, 2021. The committee evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2020
The Third District Court of Appeal’s February 12, 2020 opinion in Metalonis v. Eastgroup Properties, Inc. provides jurisdictional considerations with respect to settlement of a lawsuit.
In Metalonis…, appeal was taken from the trial court’s order which granted Eastgroup Properties Inc.’s emergency motion to compel compliance with the settlement agreement entered into concerning a piece of real property.
May 6, 2020
…Just this week, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady issued an order (AOSC20-23, Amendment 1), which suspended jury trials through July 2, 2020, and directed the courts of this state to hold hearings and other proceedings by way of video conference or telephone. These efforts are an extension of his previous suspension of jury trials, jury selection and grand jury proceedings through May 29, 2020, in an effort to try to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus at courthouses.
March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues its global impact, Boyes, Farina and Matwiczyk is committed to protecting the health and safety of our attorneys and staff, as well as the continuity of business.
We are here to serve and support you during this time of uncertainty.
Our Palm Beach Gardens office remains open and available to clients between 9 AM – 5 PM EST, though some attorneys and staff may be working from off-site locations in order to minimize personal contacts as recommended by government officials and health care experts….
February 28, 2020
By Jim Ash, Senior Editor, The Florida Bar News
Organizers of a minority lawyers’ seminar were worried that not enough has changed since “Introduction to Will and Trust Drafting” drew only a handful of participants when it debuted in 2007. Considering that the January 2020 revival registered 140 — and more than a dozen lawyers were turned away at the door — the organizers are justifiably thrilled. …
January 21, 2020
…Partner William (“Bill”) E. Boyes has been named to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. Bill Boyes has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 30 years, and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 35 years.