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Can You Still Challenge A Will After The Probate Process?
The death of a loved one is an emotionally difficult time for everyone involved, and the probate process can be overwhelming. During this process, it is possible to challenge a will if you feel that it does not accurately reflect the wishes of your departed loved one. But what if probate has already been… Read More »
What Are Probate And Non-Probate Assets?
It is important to understand the difference between probate/non-probate assets when it comes to estate planning in Florida. Probate assets are those that pass through a will or trust, while non-probate assets are those that do not require a probate court proceeding in order to be distributed. The Pompano Beach probate vs. non-probate assets… Read More »
How Can You Protect Yourself As A Trustee From Trust Litigation?
As a trustee of a trust, you have certain legal responsibilities. Fulfilling these responsibilities can be complicated and involve many different parties. You may find yourself facing litigation due to potential breaches of trust. The Pompano Beach estate and trust litigation lawyer at Mark R. Manceri, P.A., can help you take the necessary steps… Read More »
Signs The Executor Is Mishandling The Estate
The role of an executor is to ensure that the decedent’s assets are distributed according to their wishes. However, if you suspect that the executor of your loved one’s estate is not handling it properly, it may be time to consult with a lawyer. The Pompano Beach estate litigation lawyer at Mark R. Manceri,… Read More »
Reasons To Revoke A Power Of Attorney
A power of attorney (POA) is a vital document that allows someone else—your agent—to act on your behalf. It can be extremely useful if you are incapacitated or unable to make decisions for yourself, but it is also important to understand when revoking the POA is necessary. If you are thinking of revoking a… Read More »
Under What Circumstances Can An Existing Trust Be Terminated?
There are a few circumstances under which an existing trust can be terminated in the state of Florida. Each situation is unique, which is why you may want to discuss your particular case with an experienced lawyer. Our Pompano Beach estate and trust litigation lawyer at Mark R. Manceri, P.A., represents individuals who need… Read More »
How Long Does A Trustee Have To Distribute Trust Assets?
When a person passes away, their assets are often put into a trust to ensure they are distributed according to the wishes of the deceased. But how long does it take for these assets to be distributed? In Florida, there are specific regulations that govern trust asset distribution, so it is important to understand… Read More »
Are Personal Representatives Required To Account To Beneficiaries?
Personal Representatives are responsible for finalizing the estate of a deceased person, which includes ensuring that the decedent’s debts and taxes are paid in full, as well as distributing assets according to the will or trust document. A Personal Representative must also provide an accurate accounting to any beneficiaries of the estate. But when… Read More »
How To Contest The Appointment Of A Guardian For An Incapacitated Adult?
For individuals who are incapacitated, it is vital that they have someone who can make decisions on their behalf. One way to ensure that this person is qualified and capable is by appointing a guardian. This individual must be approved by the court and has the responsibility of managing the financial and personal affairs… Read More »
Contesting A Guardianship
If you or your loved one is trapped in a guardianship that is no longer needed, it may feel hopeless and frustrating. However, there are legal options that are available to you. A guardianship is a legal tool that allows a court-appointed guardian to make financial and healthcare decisions on behalf of an individual… Read More »