Author Archives: Jay Butchko
4 Ways To Make Timesharing Exchanges Easier For Your Children
In Florida, after a divorce, both parents have the right to spend time with their children as long as the court agrees that it is in the children’s best interest. If you are a divorced parent in Florida, you most likely have a parenting plan which spells out which days or nights you are… Read More »
Can Someone Be Charged In Federal And State Court For The Same Crime?
Whether a criminal case is handled by state or federal court depends on the nature and circumstances of the alleged offense. Generally, state crimes are those that involve violations of state law, and federal crimes are those that involve violations of federal law. State crimes are pursued by local police officers, state agents, or… Read More »
Voluntary Guardianship In Florida
Although many people do not like thinking about it, there comes a time when a person cannot manage their financial affairs. A person could become unable to manage their financial affairs due to age or a health problem. Also, an unexpected accident could happen, leaving an otherwise capable adult unable to manage their property…. Read More »
When Should You Hire A Divorce Attorney?
Due to the vast amount of information the internet provides, many people opt to handle their divorces on their own to save time and money. However, while this approach works for some people, it does not work for everyone. Also, while it helps some people save time and money, it is a costly mistake… Read More »
4 Hazards Of Being An Executor You Need To Know About
In Florida, for someone to be an executor, they must be at least eighteen years old. It is also a requirement for someone not to have been convicted of a felony and to be mentally and physically capable of performing their duties. Additionally, in Florida, one cannot be an executor if they are not… Read More »
Tips To Help You Be A Successful Executor
An executor is a person in charge of carrying out the terms of a deceased person’s Will. An executor, also known as a personal representative, is responsible for settling a decedent’s estate. This is not an easy job, as various tasks are involved in settling a decedent’s estate. As experienced attorneys., we understand how… Read More »
Exempt Property In Florida Probate
Probate is when the court reviews the validity and authenticity of a Will. It is the administration of a decedent’s Will or the estate of a deceased person without a Will. If you recently lost a loved one, there are some important provisions under the Florida probate code you need to know about. For… Read More »
Should You Accept A Plea Deal Or Go To Trial?
You can go to trial or agree to the prosecution’s plea bargain if faced with criminal charges. Deciding whether to proceed to trial or accept a plea deal can be difficult. Most criminal cases do not go to trial. Instead, they are resolved through plea bargains. But does this mean that you should accept… Read More »
Tips To Make The Divorce Process Smoother
Having it smooth is what anyone going through a divorce wants. There is no doubt that divorce can be a rough process that can turn lives upside down. However, if you take the necessary steps, your divorce does not have to be rough. If you and your spouse are about to get a divorce,… Read More »
Emergency Temporary Guardianship In Florida
When an individual’s ability to make decisions becomes so impaired, the court may give another person the right to make decisions. The process by which the court gives the right to make decisions to another person after finding that an individual’s ability to make decisions is so impaired is called guardianship. The guardianship process… Read More »