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Change for Surviving Spouse in Florida’s Intestacy Laws

Dorothy L. Korszen | September 2011

Effective Oct. 1, 2011, the share of an intestate estate (where one dies without a will) going to a surviving spouse may increase. Under existing law, the surviving spouse was entitled to one-half of his or her spouse’s probate estate if the spouse died without a will, with a “bonus” of $60,000 if all of […]

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Could you be responsible for your parent’s nursing home bill?

Natalie C. Lashway | August 2011

A recent case in Louisiana highlights this very issue.  In that case, a stepson assisted his stepfather in getting admitted into a nursing home.  During the admission process, the nursing home asked the stepson to sign Medicare documents that would make him personally responsible for any expenses not covered by Medicare.  The stepson refused to sign […]

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Prenuptial Agreements & Estate Planning

Natalie C. Lashway | July 2011

It’s often believed that a person only needs a prenuptial agreement if he or she has significant assets.  However, a prenuptial agreement may be important even if that is not the case.  Why is a prenuptial agreement important?  One reason is for estate planning purposes.  A married person is by law entitled to certain rights […]

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Gulf oil spill: Transocean blames BP

George T. Williamson | June 2011

A recent 854 page report released by Transocean Ltd., the company in charge of operating the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the time of its April 20, 2010 explosion, largely blames BP for the disaster. “The report from Transocean Ltd. said the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill was sparked by […]

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New Florida Supreme Court Ruling Affects Marital Assets in a Divorce

Charlie T. Boyle | June 2011

  The Florida Supreme Court has recently issued an opinion in Kaaa v. Kaaa, 58 So. 3d. (Fla. 2010) which provides that the passive appreciation of nonmarital residential real property is a marital asset.  Passive appreciation is appreciation which occurs simply because of market forces instead of the efforts of either party or the expenditure […]

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Splitting up the kids

Charlie T. Boyle | June 2011

  Going through a divorce and have more than one child?  There is a possibility the court may “split up” the kids. See link.

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes – Number 1

Dorothy L. Korszen | April 2011

You have finally signed your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and took a sigh of relief that your estate plans are finally in order. But are you finished for good, or did you only take an important step in a longer process?  For several days we’ve counted down the top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes, and […]

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