Did someone exercise undue influence upon the individual by drafting a new will?

Often during the execution of a will there is the discovery of a new will, which may formally change the significant beneficiaries. For example, a new will may significantly decrease an awarded share of the deceased estate and award that portion to another. In such cases, someone may have exercised undue influence upon the individual by drafting a new will. But setting out to prove undue influence is not a hard science. However, understanding a few basic realities about Florida probate court and undue influence will help you with the next steps. 1. Undue Influence is Proven by Circumstantial Evidence. While forensic evidence would notRead More →

how can I collect my Florida Inheritance?

Florida inheritance law exists to protect your inheritance, whether or not you reside in state. In the event of death for a Florida citizen, probate law (also known as estate law) insures that wills are valid and properly carried out. One’s net worth consists of more than bank accounts. For example, if the deceased owned property (or the house they lived in), estate law must make sure that ownership transfers rightfully. The same is true for retirement accounts and other assets. Each probate process can go a little different. Not every Florida resident has a will, and there are the unfortunate cases where the deceasedRead More →

Car accidents are not usually synonymous with court trials—and for good reason. The majority of car accident cases will be settled before a lawsuit even gets filed, so there is no reason to attend a court case. Unfortunately, though, there are many instances where a car accident will lead to a court case and those involved will have to attend a trial. Car accidents that lead to trials often include cases where those involved do not agree on who was at fault, to what extent each was at fault or how much compensation should be awarded. An accident case may also land on a judge’sRead More →

Surviving Spouse Rights

Probate law can get very technical. In short, the surviving spouse is the most protected individual by Florida probate courts. Navigating difficult circumstances surrounding the death of a loved can leave surviving spouses confused and uninformed of their rights. It is important that surviving spouses understand their rights in the state of Florida.   Terms in Probate as They Relate to Surviving Spouse Rights in Florida  Laws pertaining to wills and inheritance can be quite confusing. We take a look at what the most important terms mean here: Probate: Probate law is the field of law where wills, estate and inheritance fall under. Intestacy: WhenRead More →

Avoid driving while texting

For most of us, our daily lives depend on our cars to get us from place to place. Whether we have a long commute each day or have to drive down the street, avoiding a potential accident is a concern for many. No matter how cautious of a driver we try to be, accidents are often inevitable. Without giving up our freedom of driving completely, there are ways to help avoid accidents. When driving, it’s always important to follow these top safety tips. If you consistently do so, you will not only be preventing harm to yourself, but to all other drivers on the roadRead More →

How to avoid child injuries in South Florida

Thousands of accidental injuries to children occur each year in Florida, so it is important that parents understand the risks to their children. There are many steps to take to protect your child. Among the most common major causes of injuries to children are medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, dangers on private property and childcare negligence. Here are some ways to identify and prevent these accidental injuries. Medical Malpractice Medical negligence can be devastating enough when it happens to you. But when it happens to our children, it can be almost too painful to fathom. It is not enough to know your child’s doctor made aRead More →

what is dental malpractice?

Going to the dentist is never a fun task. In fact, many people actually have a diagnosed phobia of sitting in a dentist’s office. Because of this, it’s very important that dentists treat each patient with the highest level of care to ensure that their experience is as painless as possible. But what happens if a dentist fails to do this and you end up getting hurt or contracting health issues due to a dental procedure gone wrong? This is called dental malpractice and yes, you are able to sue for it if you can prove it. Dental malpractice refers to a dentist whose patientRead More →

Boca Raton Beach

Here in Florida, we are no stranger to accidents occurring on our roadways. In fact, our state is routinely on the list for most accidents around the country. Even the most cautious drivers are sometimes unable to avoid getting into a crash. And while many of the accidents we see seem to occur on highways, specifically I-95, local streets are actually more prone to dangerous accidents. To stay safe while on the roads, it’s important to always practice safe driving. Avoiding distractions is key, as that is often the main cause of accidents, specifically on local roads. In addition, always follow the rules of theRead More →

What to Expect After Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit ?

Accidents happen, the reality is that in far too many situations, one party involved in the event acted negligently and in turn, caused the accident to happen. The statistics in the United States are too extreme to ignore. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the nation and account for six million events each year with well over two million resulting in injuries or disabilities. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that accident-related injuries change the lives of over three million people each year in the United States, with the average financial impact being between $140,000 to more than one million. WereRead More →

Car Accident in Boca Raton - What should you do?

Did you know that approximately 700,000 personal injury claims are filed each year in the United States alone? If you were injured because of the negligence of someone else, you deserve fair compensation. Understanding the common types of personal injury and how to find a Florida personal injury attorney are the first steps in learning about your rights and the issue of liability. Auto Accidents A reported 2.3 million individuals suffer injuries or disabilities related to car accidents each year in the United States. It is by far the number one reason for personal injury cases in the country. Unlike other types of personal injuryRead More →