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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


What Happens to My Business During Probate?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Probate is a legal process that will take place after a person passes away. Through the course of the probate process, the court will examine and determine the validity of any submitted will. Once the validity of the will is confirmed, the court will order for the distribution of the estate assets in accordance… Read More »


What is Tortious Interference with Inheritance?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Navigating the loss of a loved one is always challenging. Dealing with the day-to-day necessary processes can be challenging enough. Add on to that the stress and confusion that blooms when one realizes that they are being deprived of an inheritance they had expected to receive. If you find yourself in this situation in… Read More »


Can Landlords Evict for Uncleanliness?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

What is “clean”? A child who grew up with parents who pushed for military-level precision and spotlessness will have a different idea of the concept of “clean,” than a child who was raised by a hoarder who was too overwhelmed to do anything more than clear a pathway. Because we all have our own… Read More »


Why would I Need a Power of Attorney?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Planning for the unexpected is a responsible thing to do. One unforeseen circumstance is falling into a situation where our ability to make decisions has been compromised. While this might happen for a great number of reasons – for example, an accident, or falling into a medically-induced coma – one item that is always… Read More »


Has Your Will Been Affected by Your Changing Family?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Far too many citizens across the U.S. never take the time to build any kind of estate plan whatsoever. Sitting down to really plan for a future where you are not present is not high on the list of pleasant activities to fill a sunny afternoon. Because many balk at the process of building… Read More »


Does My Florida Probate Estate Need to Worry About Estate Taxes?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The topic of Estate Taxes, aka “death taxes” can come into our lives in a couple of different ways. Often the first time clients give any real thought to this tax is when they are in the midst of creating a long-term plan for their estate. Often, an estate executor finds themselves faced with… Read More »


Using Enhanced Life Estate Deeds to Avoid Florida Probate

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Probate is not impossible to navigate, and utilizing experienced probate litigation attorneys can certainly help the process run more smoothly. However, there are several estate planning tools that you might be able to utilize that will greatly reduce the need to process key assets through probate. One such tool is creating an “enhanced life… Read More »


How to Protect Your Florida Home Against Foreclosure

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The housing market has been a wild ride in recent years, and foreclosure rates across the U.S. are surging. Data from the information provider ATTOM shows that in recent years the rate of foreclosures has significantly spiked. Florida is not immune to this by any means. Currently, there is approximately one foreclosure for every… Read More »


Handling Special Assets in a Florida Estate

By Suncoast Civil Law |

A personal representative of a last will and testament has the weighty duty of endeavoring to do their best to ensure that the testator’s last wishes are honored and brought to fruition. This duty is amplified, of course, by the living beneficiaries who are depending on the personal representative to complete their task so… Read More »


Do You Have to Follow Your Own Rules? Amending Florida Trusts

By Suncoast Civil Law |

We live in a day and age where the vast majority of people have a great many options available to them when it comes to constructing an estate plan. One popular estate planning tool that many choose to utilize is a revocable trust. Florida law recognizes that the settlor (can be thought of as… Read More »