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November 2012 Archives

Inheritance rights for posthumously conceived children in Florida

In order to have children after a spouse's death, a couple may bank the eggs or sperm. This ensures that although a life-threatening condition may prevent the person from having a child, conception may still take place by artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization.

Will solves legal battle over actor's remains

Many Florida readers are aware of the legal complications that can result if a person does not properly document his or her wishes in a will. Complications can also arise if the will is prepared when the decedent is ill or incapacitated. This scenario played out recently when the remains of Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on the 1970s sitcom The Jeffersons, were held in limbo due to a legal battle.

Some estate planning options for Florida residents

Some people in Florida may feel it is too early to start planning their estates. But according to Florida law, if a person does not have all of the T's crossed and the I's dotted in an estate plan, the probate court could end up dividing any unspecified property and assets. If you want to have your property distributed in a certain way, it is best to start planning early.

Importance of an estate executor in Florida

A person has many responsibilities during his lifetime. He or she has to plan for the future and this includes planning for family members. Even though the person may have a will, appointing someone to take care of property distribution and pension and insurance claims, after the person passes away, can be very helpful.