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Florida Adopted Child Inheritance Law

In Florida, the adopted child inheritance law is the same as the natural child inheritance law. Adopted children are treated the same as natural children for purposes of intestate succession. Intestate succession is the order in which property passes from the decedent to the decedent’s heirs. The term intestate describes an estate that passes without a...

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Probate in Florida Month

September is Probate in Florida Month at Boyer Law Firm! Probate isn’t just for U.S. Citizens. It’s also for Non-U.S. Citizens and resident aliens. If someone owns property in Florida, their estate will go through probate in Florida. No matter their citizenship or residency status, they will need to have their estate probated in the...

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How Can I be Appointed as a Florida Personal Representative?

Personal representatives are required to hire an attorney in Florida. A Florida personal representative may be appointed in the deceased’s will. If the deceased passed away without a will, then a beneficiary can petition to become the personal representative of the Estate. The Court will appoint a personal representative for the Estate in either instance....

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Florida One of Top States for Low Tax Burden

According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is in the top 10 states for the lowest tax burden on “High Income” and “Middle Income” taxpayers. It is also the only southeastern state in the top 10 states with a low tax burden, other than Alabama, which ranks lower on the results. State “Low Income” Rank...

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Should You Include Passwords in Your Florida Will?

As technology increases and increasingly changes, there are many things one must do to adapt to these changes. Drafting a will and estate plan in Florida is no exception. In many cases, bank accounts and other assets are no longer simply on paper; many are kept electronically and password-protected. If your loved ones do not...

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Are Your Family Members Aware of Your Florida Estate Planning Documents?

Regardless of your age, it is important to have a properly drafted will and Florida estate planning documents to ensure that your wishes are met after you pass away. When you begin to draft a will and other documents for your estate plan, it is equally important to ensure that your family and other loved...