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December 2016 Archives

Florida neighborhood will care for children

This year has seemed like a constant stream of bad news for many across the country, so it is always a blessing to learn something objectively good is happening and have the opportunity to share in its joy. Just such an opportunity for gratefulness is happening in West Melbourne, Florida. Construction has begun on a first-of-its-kind neighborhood that will serve the needs of children who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. The project is hoping to be operational in the Spring of 2017.

Duties of an executor are a serious responsibility

A will, like several other kinds of legal documents, is not only a piece of paper, signed and prepared in a certain way. It also directly appoints or implies an individual who will bear the responsibility of carrying out the wishes expressed in the will document, as well as several other duties. This person is known as the executor of the will. If you have been appointed as an executor, or if you are considering who to appoint as your own executor, it is vital to understand an executor's responsibilities.

Restoring capacity to a ward in Florida

Guardianship can be a complicated matter in Florida, and requires very specific attention to detail when discontinuing a guardianship to avoid great legal problems. There are many reasons that a guardian may want to relinquish his or her duties. One such reason is when a ward has regained his or her capacity and no longer needs to be held in guardianship. Florida does provide for this possibility, but is must be pursued properly.

Revisiting and revising your estate plan

If you are one of the few people who followed wise advice and planned your estate at an early age, you can be proud of yourself. Your family will certainly be grateful for the time and effort you took to protect your assets, provide for your family and clarify your wishes.