Monthly Archives: March 2022
Debts do not necessarily die with the debtor. A decedent’s creditors may file a claim for payment against their probate estate. The estate is then normally required to pay such creditors to the extent possible from the estate’s assets after other, higher-priority expenses are paid. But not all probate assets are subject to creditor… Read More »
Can Your Health Care Surrogate Demand Your Doctors Provide Treatment Against Their Own Medical Judgment?
In 1990, the Florida Supreme Court issued a decision, In re Guardianship of Browning, which established the constitutional right of privacy extended to a person’s decision to “refuse medical treatment regardless of his or medical condition.” The Browning court specifically held that the guardian of an adult patient who was legally incompetent and suffered… Read More »
Many Florida residents dream of owning and running their own business. But what these people often fail to consider is the need for business succession planning. That is, what will happen to their business if they become incapacitated or die unexpectedly? If a business is structured as a corporation, then as far as the… Read More »
The process of creating a revocable living trust begins with signing a trust instrument, i.e., a document spelling out the terms and conditions of the trust, including who will serve as trustee and who are the trust’s beneficiaries. But this is just the first step. Indeed, the trust instrument is little more than a… Read More »