There are several reasons that a will could be invalidated by the courts. One of the most commonly cited is undue influence. Proving that there is grounds for this argument can be challenging. If you are planning to contest a will based on undue influence, here is what you need to know. When Does Undue Influence Occur? If you are arguing undue influence, you are claiming that the deceased was somehow unfairly influenced by another person into making the estate planning decisions he or she made.
3 May 2017
When your loved one dies, it is important that you understand the ins and outs of going through the probate process. The more that you know about the probate process, the easier it will be fore you to have their wealth allocated properly and to their wishes. In order to make sure that you are treated fairly during the probate process and under the guidance of the best attorneys around, read on and use the guidelines presented in this article.
18 April 2017
If you are dealing with a divorce, you may also find yourself dealing with a lot of requests for documentation from your divorce attorney. Knowing what is needed may help make for a less stressful time, and the quicker you are able to accommodate those document requests the faster the entire ordeal will be over with. Read on to learn about some commonly used and requested documents to be familiar with and have handy during this time.
4 April 2017
There is evidence that kids of divorced parents fare better if they spend time with both parents instead of living exclusively with one parent. This is one of the reasons more courts are pushing for equal timesharing during custody hearings. However, this arrangement does have challenges that you should be aware; here are three examples of equal timesharing: Conflict of Schedules In an equal timesharing arrangement, you need to fit your schedules around your kids' schedules, and not the other way round.
10 March 2017
Most people assume that if they're injured by a drunk driver, they can sue for damages. But Florida is considered a no-fault state, meaning getting compensation from the person at fault might be a little challenging. This doesn't mean your medical bills won't get paid or that you can't be awarded for pain and suffering. What it does mean is that you'll have to take a few extra steps and meet certain criteria.
16 February 2017
If you have recently purchased your young child a toy and he or she has somehow become injured by the toy, then you may be able to sue the manufacturer of the device. The type of professional you should speak to about the product is called a defective product lawyer. Before you start gearing up to meet with a legal expert in your area, you should make sure that you actually have a claim.
28 September 2016
If your family member passed away and you believe that his or her death occurred due to someone else's intentional acts or carelessness, then you might be able to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party. However, the process of filing a wrongful death suit can be long and complicated. Before you pursue this route, you'll want to make sure you have a legitimate claim. Here's a look at the four elements a case must have in order to be considered a valid wrongful death claim.
11 March 2016