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What to Do if You Suspect a Florida Will Was Forged?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

It’s unfortunate, but the number of suspected Wills is on the rise. Spotting them is not easy. This means if a subsequent will pops up during probate, there are grounds to dispute it. It’s important to make sure that you have a trusted friend or family member that you can ask to keep your… Read More »

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How Digital Assets Can Cause Disputes in Your Florida Probate

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Most people think about family members fighting over money and other tangible assets of value when someone passes away. However, there’s another type of asset that could hold significant value and is sometimes overlooked in estate plans — the digital asset. Digital assets can be valuable in several ways. For some assets, the value… Read More »

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Understanding the Responsibilities of an Executor in a Florida Probate

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

When someone is named as the executor of a person’s will, they will be tasked with a lot of responsibility. There are fiduciary duties and legal responsibilities that must be carried out, otherwise the probate may drag on unnecessarily. The appointment of a particular executor can also lead to disputes, where heirs might raise… Read More »

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How the Elective Spousal Share Could Impact Your Florida Estate Plan

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

If you have not heard of spousal elective share, it’s a term you should become familiar with, otherwise there is a chance your Florida estate plan could be in for a possible derailment. The concept of elective share only applies in some jurisdictions, Florida being one of them. The premise behind elective share is… Read More »

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What to Know about Powers of Attorney in Florida

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

A power of attorney is an important legal document that grants someone the authority to perform specific tasks or a broad range of tasks on behalf of another person. The person who drafts the power of attorney is known as the principal while the person acting on the principal’s behalf is known as the… Read More »

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What is a Florida Ancillary Probate?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

If someone is not a resident of Florida but they own property in the state, an ancillary probate could be required when they die. The property could be a home, apartment or condo, vacant lot, commercial buildings, or another type of real estate somewhere in Florida. Only property titled in the non-resident’s name would… Read More »

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Can You Use an LLC for Your Florida Estate Planning Needs?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Proper estate planning is important. It can help reduce potential conflicts and litigation related to your estate or trust, especially when you pass away. The idea behind estate planning is to make things easier for your loved ones in the event of your death, you don’t want to complicate matters and have your estate… Read More »

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Be Sure Your Charitable Gifts Don’t Cause Problems with Your Florida Estate Plan

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

When you are considering giving to a charity, you should consider the legal ramifications of your donation and ensure that the charities you are choosing are not scams or involved in any illegal activities. Giving to charities has become a more popular aspect of estate planning. In some cases it is through charitable gifts… Read More »

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Overview of Power of Attorney Disputes in Florida

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

A power of attorney is a legal document that delegates authority from the Principal (the person making the Power of Attorney) to an Agent (the person who has authority to act on the Principal’s behalf). The types of powers granted under a Power of Attorney will vary depending on the language included. You can… Read More »

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What to Know about Terminating a Florida Irrevocable Trust

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

When someone sets up a Trust, the primary benefit is to serve the needs of its beneficiaries. And, the Trustee appointed has a fiduciary duty to represent the interests of those beneficiaries. If the time comes where a Trust is no longer meeting those needs or the Trust’s purpose has been achieved, then it… Read More »

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