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Category Archives: Probate Litigation

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Ways to Avoid Probate

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a loved one passes away, there’s a lot to deal with. Not only are you grieving your loss, but now you may be dealing with the person’s estate.  Unless your loved one had a solid estate plan in place, you may be dealing with probate litigation. You may have heard of probate or… Read More »

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Trusts vs. Wills in Coronavirus Era

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Americans to make changes to their daily lives. As people are getting laid off from their jobs and being forced to shelter in place, they are reconsidering their life and maybe even thinking about their own mortality. COVID-19 does not discriminate, killing young and old, rich and poor, black… Read More »

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Estate Planning Can’t Be Done Remotely in Florida

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Adjusting to life and work matters during a quarantine can be daunting. Children are learning online, while many workers are attending meetings from home in their pajamas. It’s not an easy transition for everyone, though. Lawyers have a difficult task because they primarily meet with clients in person. While many have transitioned smoothly without… Read More »

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Probate Issues Surrounding Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Death

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a person dies, it’s advisable that they have a will, trust or some sort of estate plan so that their assets can be distributed easily. This also helps ease the burden of their surviving family members. This is especially true for celebrities, business owners and others who have a large fortune at stake…. Read More »

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When a Beneficiary Dies Before Receiving an Inheritance

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It’s not easy when a loved one dies. Not only are you dealing with the grief associated with the loss of your family member, but you are likely dealing with probate issues as well. This is especially true if one of your beneficiaries dies before they can receive an inheritance. Such a situation can… Read More »

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Can You Go Through the Probate Process Without an Attorney?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Your mother recently died and your father has been deceased for several years. As the oldest child, you have been named executor of the estate. The beneficiaries are you and your two younger siblings. Your mother has a will and since she lived with you, her main asset is just several thousand dollars in… Read More »

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Should You Contest a Will That Exercises Dead Hand Control?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It can be hard to lose a beloved family member. It can be even harder to find out that you were included in the will, but only if certain conditions were met. This happens in many cases. For example, the deceased may require that the beneficiary be a certain religion, marry a certain person,… Read More »

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Simplifying the Probate Process

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It is hardly ever easy when a loved one dies. There is, of course, the grief involved. If you’ve been appointed executor of the estate, you’ll be tasked with dealing with all of the financial aspects that the deceased left behind. If you are the executor, you have a big job ahead. First, you… Read More »

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Disputing a Life Insurance Beneficiary

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

You and your husband were married for 10 years before he died. This was his second marriage. When he died, he had a life insurance policy, but instead of naming you as the beneficiary, the policy lists his ex-wife. He never updated the policy after marrying you. This can be a frustrating situation. You… Read More »

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Common Probate Issues

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In an ideal world, everything would go smoothly when a loved one died. The person would have a will or trust in place, everything would be divided fairly among family members and everyone would be able to move on with their lives quickly. However, this is rarely the case. Family members often get quite… Read More »

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