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Appointing a Florida Personal Representative

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Under Florida law, a personal representative is responsible for administering someone’s estate after they pass away. Personal representatives have a fiduciary duty to act in good faith, in the best interest of the decedent’s beneficiaries. Personal representatives also have a responsibility to be honest, and follow the terms of the decedent’s will, if they… Read More »

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Estate Planning During Covid-19

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make you face your own mortality. While ordinarily, having a valid will already puts you ahead of the game, a pandemic can raise other issues that a will won’t cover. For instance, if an individual becomes incapacitated due to illness, although the individual is unable to make any… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Estate Planning for New Parents

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Being a new parent comes with a long list of new challenges and things to do. With all the sleepless nights, estate planning may not even be on your radar yet. That’s why talking with an experienced West Palm Beach estate planning attorney can help. There are many aspects of estate planning that become… Read More »

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Overview of Probate in West Palm Beach, Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When a loved one dies, their estate will likely need to go through Florida probate. Probate is a court-supervised process that allows for proper identification and gathering of the deceased’s assets, paying off debts, and finally distributing remaining assets to beneficiaries and entitled heirs. Probate can be a tricky process, which is why you… Read More »

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Buying or Selling Real Estate in West Palm Beach? Hire a Lawyer.

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

With over $1.2 billion in single-family home sales each year, West Palm Beach is undeniably a hot spot for buying and selling real estate. People come from all over the world to purchase property here, but even local buyers may be surprised by how much they don’t know when it comes to transactional real… Read More »

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5 Fast Facts About Florida Probate

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

So what exactly is probate? It’s a term describing the processing and distributing of someone’s assets after they’ve passed away. This process is generally supervised by a circuit court judge, and involves identifying all of the decedent’s assets, using them to pay probate fees, funeral expenses, and debts, and distributing the remainder to the… Read More »

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Challenging a Florida Will, Trust or Bank Account Beneficiary Due to Undue Influence

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

The premise of estate planning is to ensure that someone’s wishes are carried out after they pass away. However, that is not necessarily what happens every time. In some cases, the deceased was subject to someone’s improper pressure to alter their will. Known as undue influence, this is one of the most common ways… Read More »

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What Happens if Someone Dies Without a Will in West Palm Beach?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

You may be wondering how the process works for dividing property in Florida when someone dies without a valid will. The term is called “intestate,” and probate will differ in this case versus someone with a will. However, dying without a will won’t automatically mean Florida state will end up receiving the assets. Assets… Read More »

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Do You Need to Hire an Attorney for a West Palm Beach Mortgage Loan Modification?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Don’t assume that there are no options to help keep you from losing your home because you are behind on your mortgage. One of these options is a mortgage loan modification. A mortgage loan modification allows you to remain in your home and pay a mortgage that you can afford. Negotiating a mortgage loan… Read More »

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Breach of Contract in a Florida Commercial Real Estate Transaction

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you have ever purchased or invested in commercial real estate, you already know what a stressful time it is between signing the contract and closing the deal. Many Florida commercial real estate transactions close without any problems, while others are not carried out as agreed to in the terms. That can result in… Read More »

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