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Probate And Estate Legal Issues After A Divorce

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When you are in the middle of a divorce, the last thing on your mind will probably be estate planning, or probate matters. But many things in a divorce can affect your estate plan, and make an otherwise rock solid estate plan, vague, confusing, and possibly, the subject of contested probate litigation down the… Read More »

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Mortgage, Notes And Deeds: What’s The Difference?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When people purchase property, they often say that they are taking out a “mortgage,” or that they have to “pay the mortgage.” However, this term is actually very specific, and includes more than just the mortgage. The Loan When you purchase property, if you take out a loan, your mortgage is actually two documents-your… Read More »

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What To Do If You Were Omitted From A Will

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Imagine this: You have a loved one that you have cared for, and he or she has cared for you. He or she has said that you will be in the will, and given that you are family, you naturally would expect that to be the case. But later, upon passing, you learn that… Read More »

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Do I Lose The Right To My Spouse’s Inheritance If We Divorce?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Administering someone’s estate after they die can be a complex task, particularly when major life changes have occurred since the will was written. This comes up most often in the context of a divorce. If someone prepared their will before or during their marriage and left assets to their now ex-spouse, will their ex-spouse… Read More »

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Can A Florida Real Estate Lawyer Help Me With Buying A Home?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

A home is one of the largest investments that most people make in their lifetime. Putting hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars into a property is a big decision, and it’s important to ensure that your investment is sound and that your interests are protected. The best way to do that is… Read More »

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Estate Tax Vs. Inheritance Tax

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

The last thing that you are likely to be thinking about when a loved one passes away is what the tax implications will be. However, we would hate for taxes to be an additional source of stress during this time. Taxation can be a complicated matter, particularly when you are dealing with different state… Read More »

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Dying With A Will In Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you have recently lost a loved one in Florida, or if you are a resident of Florida and are starting to consider your estate planning options, you may be wondering what happens after someone who has a will dies–does the will make a difference? What are the next steps? These are all valid… Read More »

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Do Inheritance And Estate Taxes Apply In Florida?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you have recently received a large inheritance in Florida, you may be wondering what the tax ramifications are. Many states impose inheritance and estate taxes that can be complex and frustrating. However, Florida has a reputation for being one of the most tax-friendly states, and that reputation is warranted. Florida is one of… Read More »

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Guardianship Vs. Conservatorship In Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

You may hear the terms “guardianship” and “conservatorship” thrown around somewhat like synonyms, but they have very different meanings and applications. Adding to the confusion is the fact that in some states a conservatorship is actually more like a guardianship. This is, however, not the case in Florida. If you have a family member… Read More »

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Will Vs. Living Will: What’s The Difference?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When most people hear the phrase “will” they immediately think of someone’s last will and testament. The last will and testament dictates how a person’s estate will be allocated after they die. Perhaps for this reason, most information and thoughts about wills revolve around–or at least involve–death. So what is a living will? Well,… Read More »

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