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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Florida Prenuptial Agreement

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Prenuptial Agreements are contracts that some couples choose to enter into before marriage. Every Prenuptial Agreement is different. They generally govern ownership and disposition of assets and debts upon a future divorce or death. The Agreement only becomes effective when you get married. If the marriage does not take place, the Agreement is not… Read More »

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What is Guardianship Litigation?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

A Guardian is someone who is appointed by the court to be the decision-maker for an incapacitated adult or a child, who is known as a Ward. When there is a dispute over some aspect of the guardianship, you may need to contact a knowledgeable and experienced Pompano Beach guardianship litigation attorney for assistance…. Read More »

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Important Legal Duties of a Florida Trustee

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

When you set up a Trust as part of your estate plan, you need someone to manage the Trust. That person is known as a Trustee. Like other similar positions, there are duties that a Trustee must complete, and they must always act with the beneficiaries’ best interests in mind. This is known as… Read More »

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Handling Disputes with Health Care Surrogates in Florida

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

A health care surrogate is someone you grant permission to make medical decisions on your behalf when you are incapacitated and cannot make decisions yourself. The appointment is done through a Designation of Health Care Surrogate form. When you designate someone, it’s important to go over your wishes with them or there may be… Read More »

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What Rights and Powers Does a Personal Representative Have in Florida?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

When you name someone as the Personal Representative, of your Estate, this individual needs to be prepared to take on a lot of important duties. They also face strict court supervision in addition to the watchful eyes of family members and heirs. You can almost guarantee that family members and potential heirs will be… Read More »

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What are the Grounds to Remove a Personal Representative in Florida?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

If a problem develops with the personal representative during probate, you may want to remove the individual from their position. What do you do if the person is not doing a good job? It can be frustrating if you are a close family member and the personal representative is not treating the beneficiaries properly…. Read More »

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Paternity Disputes and Florida Probate Litigation

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

There are occasions someone comes forward during probate to claim they are the deceased’s biological child. The name given to this person is the putative child. They may have to prove their paternity while the probate administration is pending. If the person turns out to be a biological child, then he or she may… Read More »

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7 Ways a Fiduciary Breaches Their Duty in Florida Estate Cases

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

When you name someone as the executor in your Will or as the Trustee of your Trust, they have a duty to act in your beneficiaries’ best interests at all times. They cannot put their own needs ahead of those of the beneficiaries. This is known as a fiduciary duty. When someone breaches their… Read More »

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How to Avoid Common Causes of Disputes in Your Florida Estate Plan

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Unfortunately, no matter how well you think you know your family members, there is no way to predict how someone will act if you die or suddenly become incapacitated. It’s hard to imagine your family members turning on each other, especially over a possible inheritance. However, it happens far more frequently than you may… Read More »

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