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Category Archives: Wills Probate


Why You May Need an Attorney Upon a Loved One’s Death

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The first time many people encounter the courts or the potential of hiring an attorney is after the death of a close relative. Oftentimes a bank or financial institution will reach out requesting information, or someone is notified that they are a beneficiary of an estate, or that they have inherited some responsibility under… Read More »


Will Revocation in Florida

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Properly preparing a will is perhaps the most crucial element of estate planning, and a key tool in the probate process. A valid will is a key factor in ensuring that your assets will be distributed in the way you see fit after you pass away. However, everything in life is subject to change…. Read More »


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 »


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 are Estate Taxes Handled in Florida Probate?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

It has been said that in life, only two things are quite certain: death, and taxes. But it is difficult to know what you just do not know, when we are planning our own estate plans, or trying to manage a loved one’s estate through the probate process. The last thing anyone wants to… Read More »


Digital Assets in Florida Probate

By Suncoast Civil Law |

It is hard to believe how vastly today’s digital world has advanced in the past twenty-five years alone. Through human history, the passing on of estates included physical items such as forms of transportation and plots of land. While that is still certainly the case, in today’s day and age those who are creating… Read More »