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Challenging a Florida Will 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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How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation with a West Palm Beach Probate Attorney

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Being prepared for your initial consultation with a West Palm Beach probate attorney is essential. It is a challenging and emotional time for all parties involved. The executor, or personal representative, has the added pressure to deal with the decedent’s will and ensure the probate administration runs smoothly. Retaining a West Palm Beach probate… Read More »

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Can You Contest a Florida Will if You Believe It’s Fraudulent?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Losing a loved one can be more frustrating when there are disputes and disagreements about their final wishes. Conflicts during probate administration are not uncommon, but the bitter legal disputes can take a toll on relationships and require years to resolve. However, if an interested party has a genuine belief that the will is… Read More »

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What Can a Personal Representative Do in a Boca Raton Probate?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you are named someone’s personal representative for a Boca Raton estate, you need to understand your potential duties before agreeing to take on the role. Given this is a position that most people don’t have experience with, asking the right questions can clear up any concerns you have. Having a better understanding of… Read More »

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Proving Undue Influence in Florida Estate Planning Matters

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Unfortunately, some people look for others who appear vulnerable and easily misled to defraud them. Typically, targets are the elderly and people who are quite ill. These acts of fraud can fall under both elder abuse and estate planning matters. When someone uses “undue influence” on an elderly person, the end result is usually… Read More »

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Preparing for Your Initial Meeting with a West Palm Beach Probate Attorney

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Preparing for your initial meeting with a West Palm Beach probate attorney is important. This is a challenging time for everyone involved. As the personal representative, there is added pressure to deal with the decedent’s will and make sure the probate administration runs smoothly. Hiring a West Palm Beach probate attorney is an important… Read More »

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Can the Personal Representative Sell the Decedent’s House During Probate in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Being appointed personal representative of a Florida estate is a serious position and comes with a lot of responsibility. You will have numerous duties to carry out in order to properly administrate someone’s estate in probate. You may be faced with a variety of unexpected scenarios that you are unsure how to handle, including… Read More »

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What to Know about Contesting a Will in Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Each month, hundreds, if not thousands, of new probate cases are opened all across Florida. Most of these cases involve someone who passed away with a last will and testament. The remainder are handled as intestate cases, following the Florida laws of succession. Probate is to make sure the testator’s wishes are followed. However,… Read More »

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What Powers Does a Personal Representative Have in a West Palm Beach Probate?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you have been named as the personal representative for a West Palm Beach estate that will be probated in Florida, it’s important to learn what your responsibilities will be before you agree to take on the position. Some people are afraid to ask questions, because they think they should already know everything. This… Read More »

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