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As an attorney practicing probate administration in Daytona Beach, Florida, I often encounter clients who move here from other parts of the country, leaving behind property in different states. This scenario frequently necessitates ancillary administration, a crucial process for efficiently handling an out-of-state decedent's assets. Here's a comprehensive guide to understanding ancillary administration and its significance in probate, along with how establishing a trust can streamline this process.

A common issue in property rental is recovering possession of the dwelling when a tenant refuses to vacate after their lease ends. Residential leases may terminate due to a material breach, failure to pay rent, or the expiration of the leasing term. Even when the lease is terminated, landlords often encounter situations where tenants remain […]

Florida is among many states that allow for “no-fault” divorces. This means that one spouse does not have to show wrong-doing on behalf of the other spouse, nor meet other legal requirements, in order to get a divorce.
Florida’s reputation as a retirement haven combined with record numbers of baby boomers retiring has resulted in senior communities springing up all over the state. According to an analysis of recent U.S. Census Bureau data, more seniors flocked to Florida than any other state in 2023. This report also stated that a record 21% of all Florida residents are over 65.
Florida’s alimony law was overhauled last year. Of note, permanent alimony was eliminated, but only as to initial petitions for dissolution of marriage filed or pending as of July 01, 2023. Though the new law does not eliminate permanent alimony awarded prior to the July 01, 2023 cut-off date, it does codify and clarify situations in which termination or modification of permanent alimony may be possible.
The passing of a loved one is always a difficult time, and dealing with the legal complexities that follow can make it even more challenging. One of the key aspects that often comes into play is whether the deceased died testate or intestate. These terms might sound technical, but understanding them can significantly ease the process of managing an estate, especially in Florida.

Balancing the rights of tenants and landlords, Florida law specifies several practices that landlords are prohibited from engaging in. Such practices are outlined in Section 83.67, Florida Statutes, which also provides the remedies available to tenants if a landlord violates these provisions. For landlords, understanding these laws are essential to avoid unintentionally committing prohibited acts. […]

I’ve been helping divorcing spouses in Daytona Beach and Volusia and Flagler Counties in Florida for over 40 years. As I’ve gotten older so have my clients. So much so that about 10 years ago I started specializing in senior divorce, gray divorce, silver divorce, baby boomer divorce or whatever you want to call this fast growing family law sector.
police giving man a traffic ticket
The Florida Supreme Court, in a 5-1 Opinion, ruled this month that law enforcement can order a driver out of their vehicle they have pulled over for a routine traffic stop, for officer safety before conducting a vehicle sweep.
Florida Child Support
Florida Statutes create the guidelines for establishing the child support obligations from one parent to the other, but what happens if the obligated parent decides to quit their job to avoid the current amount of child support or child support altogether?