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Challenging the Validity of an Out-of-State Will

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Executing a will is not an issue people think about very often, but it becomes vitally important after a person dies. All wills must go through the probate process, with the principal purpose being to ensure the directions included within it are valid, and if so, that they are followed. Determining the validity of… Read More »


The Consequences Of Having No Heirs

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Most people own some amount of property that may be passed down to potential heirs and beneficiaries upon death, and unless the property automatically transfers full ownership to another person, the distribution of this property must go through the probate courts. Probate is a court-supervised process under which a deceased person’s property is passed… Read More »


Challenging The Appointment Of A Personal Representative

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In the wake of someone’s death, it is not uncommon for there to be a decent amount of confusion over how to handle funeral arrangements, obtain a death certificate, and locate wills and other estate documents to start the probate process. Once these necessary duties are fulfilled, the next step is typically for someone… Read More »


Challenging The Validity Of A Will

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Drafting and executing a will is a significant legal and historical moment that marks how a person wants their property treated after death, a process that is completed in probate. A key component of any will, and one that determines whether it is valid or not, is the mental capacity of the person executing… Read More »


A Personal Representative’s Duties vs. Authority during Probate

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Responding to the death of a loved one requires coordinating and collecting information from a number of sources so funeral arrangements can be made and financial accounts accessed to cover expenses. One central component of settling the affairs of someone who died is settling his/her estate in probate, a court process necessary for distributing… Read More »


What Personal Representatives Should Know about Serving in this Role

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When a family member dies, the natural tendency is to withdraw inward as part of the grieving process. The person tasked with handling the deceased’s estate, called the personal representative, does not have the luxury of withdrawing. This person has a number of important and pressing duties that must be addressed in the immediate… Read More »


What Counts as a Valid Will in Florida?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When someone dies in Florida, any property owned by the deceased must go through a court process called probate before it can legally be transferred to someone else. Probate applies to individuals who die with a valid will as well as those who have no estate plan. Only those assets subject to probate administration… Read More »

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