Attorney Tara David was selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers Florida Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for lawyers under 40 years old who exhibit excellence in practice. This is an exclusive list, with less than 3% of attorneys in Florida receiving this distinction. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes: • Peer n
What is probate? Probate is the process by which a will is submitted to the court and its validity is established. The court accepts the will as a valid document if it meets all the proper requirements set forth in the Florida Statutes. The court then supervises the process of identifying all the assets of the decedent, paying off any debts, and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries. Summary Administration vs. Formal Administration Summary Administration in Florida is
Q. What is a will? A will is a handy legal tool used to provide gifts of your estate to your loved ones or to entities, charitable or otherwise, in a controlled fashion. They can be modified or revoked at any time during one’s life, and can be set up in such a way as to prevent complicated situations in cases of the unexpected passing of a devisee. If you ever change your mind about your will in part or in whole, be sure to give your attorney a call! Florida has specific
This is something that I hear constantly from clients who have relatives that didn’t have their affairs in order. Let’s take a prime example for which I get regular inquiries: a daughter, son, or some family member calls and wants to know what can be done for a relative who has severe dementia and is incapacitated… am I able to draft a power of attorney in order to take over the relative’s affairs? The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding “no.” Once the person is incapacita
Florida, as many know, is a state that many people choose for retirement. Our warm weather and sunny views make it a great place for anyone and everyone. Each state has its own legal requirements for estate law, wills, trusts, living wills, and designated health care surrogates. This is why it is important to inform people who are moving from another state exactly what our laws require when it comes to the very important designation of health care surrogates here in Florida.
No one particularly likes to think about the end of their own life, but being prepared well before you or a loved one needs to deal with the inevitable will save your family money, time, and difficulty later. The goal of estate planning should be to minimize decision-making later and to create a pathway and structure for things like asset disposition and end of life decisions. Having an experienced Florida estate attorney to review your situation and help guide you through th
Many clients become confused when discussing Estate Planning. A big source of confusion is a Living Will. A Living Will is NOT a person’s legal will., which has to do with what happens after a person dies (disposing of property, etc.). A Living Will is what the name implies, it has to do with a person while they are still living. A Living Will is a document that gives the medical provider directions on how to handle life-prolonging procedures in the event that a person has a