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Monthly Archives: February 2019


Do Wills Need to Be Probated In Estate Planning?

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Figuring out both the overlap and differences between estate planning and probate can be complicated. For example, while many wills are never probated, most of them probably should be. What we mean by that is: when a will is presented for probate, an estate is open, and a personal representative is appointed, and the… Read More »

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Florida Fourth District Court Of Appeal Decides Mandatory Restricted Depositories in Probate Are Improper

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

When it comes to probate, Florida law addresses placing financial assets into a restricted depository account in a financial institution in order to reduce the risk of improper use by the estate’s personal representative. While some counties impose the restricted depository accounts in all cases, for all estates, others only do so if the… Read More »

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What Must A Surviving Spouse Do Immediately After Their Spouse Passes In Order To Protect Themselves?

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

What most people think about in estate planning in the event of their death is how to make sure a loved one’s beneficiaries are taken care of, but what about surviving spouses? Most-everyone focuses on administering the estate of the decedent, but very little attention is given to the legal needs of the surviving… Read More »

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