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Objecting to the Final Accounting of a Florida Estate

By Larry E. Bray |

Handling an estate, particularly a large one, is a complicated process. Somewhere along the way, the estate’s personal representative can make a mistake – or multiple. These mistakes could mean the final accounting submitted to the court may not be accurate, to the detriment of the decedent’s beneficiaries. If you realize there is a… Read More »


A Personal Guaranty in a Commercial Lease

By Larry E. Bray |

When a business decides to rent an office, storefront, or other commercial property, it is the business itself that enters into a lease. The business, which may be a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), is a separate entity from its owner or owners. When the business enters into a lease, it is the… Read More »


Who Can be a Personal Representative for a Florida Estate?

By Larry E. Bray |

When someone living in Florida passes away, their estate must go through the court to be accounted for and then distributed. The deceased individual’s will may be validated and their belongings distributed according to their wishes, or they may have passed away without a will and their property is distributed based on Florida’s intestacy… Read More »


Consequences of Contesting a Will in Bad Faith

By Larry E. Bray |

When a will is entered into probate, all of the beneficiaries are notified. Given the contents of the will, beneficiaries may have some concerns – they may have had them prior to their loved one’s death. Does the will represent what they know the decedent wanted? Or was it suddenly changed? Did the decedent… Read More »


The Disadvantages of Online Wills

By Larry E. Bray |

When it comes time to plan for the future, you may want to get things over with quickly. You might want to avoid including lawyers and financial planners because you worry they will complicate matters or make them drag on. You might also not want to think about end-of-life issues too long. All of… Read More »


Adverse Possession in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

For you to lose your land, you would have to sell it or have the bank foreclose on it. Or so you think. The truth is that an uncommon area of law enables others to take over your land and eventually legally claim it as their own. This is known as adverse possession. If… Read More »


When You May File an Undue Influence Claim for a Will or Trust

By Larry E. Bray |

When you believe someone unlawfully influenced your relative to alter their own will or a trust, then you need to speak with an experienced Florida probate attorney about filing an undue influence claim. Proving that one of the decedent’s other family members, friends, or acquaintances used a significant amount of persuasion, coercion, or fraud… Read More »


Handling Healthcare Decisions at the End of Life

By Larry E. Bray |

It is difficult to think about, much less discuss it with your family. What kind of healthcare do you want at the end of your life? Your preferences depend on a number of factors, such as your religious beliefs, your experiences with loved one’s deaths, and what you want for your surviving spouse and… Read More »


The Benefits of a Merger & Acquisitions Attorney

By Larry E. Bray |

If you are a small or mid-size business that is interested in merging with or acquiring another business in the area, you need to contact an experienced Florida merger & acquisitions lawyer. It is not enough for you and another business person to discuss the deal and shake on it. There is always a… Read More »


Filing a Lawsuit for Partition in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

Property is often owned by two or more individuals. Sometimes this is by choice; a committed couple buys a home together or life-long friends go in on a house in an expensive real estate market. Other times co-ownership arises from other circumstances, such as siblings inheriting their parent’s home or a parcel of land…. Read More »

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