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4 Basic Steps of Probate in Florida

Here at the Law Office of Laurie E. Ohall, we frequently meet with first-time Personal Representatives (executors) who are overwhelmed by probate in Florida and the duties that go along with it. If you are not familiar with the process, the legal and financial task you now face can seem scary.  There is a lot to do, but we find it helpful to explain
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Simplifying Probate in Hillsborough County

If you have recently lost a loved one, please accept my condolences. If you’ve landed here on this article because you will soon be facing probate in Hillsborough County, I hope that the following information removes a bit of the stress you are likely experiencing during this challenging time. What is probate in Florida? Probate is the term used to describe the court-ordered process
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Be prepared for things that could go wrong in Florida Probate

I often have clients that come to me to help them probate the estate of their loved one, and they tell me that everyone is in agreement with what needs to happen in the estate or that there are no creditors.  I cringe every time because, in my mind, that will jinx the case.  The following is my wish list of what I wish
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What do I do when my loved one dies?

One of the things I love about my practice is that my clients often give me hugs and say “thank you” because they know that I’ve helped them.  One of the things I don’t love is when someone calls to tell me a client passed away.  It is always a sad occasion and never gets any easier.  On those sad occasions, I am almost
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Top 5 Reasons to Avoid Probate

Almost every time I meet with a client, they tell me that they are interested in avoiding probate.  Many times, the client is unsure of what a probate actually is.  Probate is a Court proceeding which occurs when someone dies having property (real estate, bank accounts, etc.) titled solely in their name.  It generally takes anywhere from 6 months to a year, and requires
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“Will You Still Need Me, Will you Still Feed Me When I’m Sixty-Four?”

Whether you reached an age where you have adult children but may not yet be retired, or you have reached retirement age, this stage of financial and estate planning, by this point, you should have a thorough and proper review of your retirement planning.  Unfortunately, I’ve heard that at least 55% of adult Americans, and possibly upwards of 70%, do not have any type
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