Estate Administration: Another Do-It-Yourself Minefield

Hopefully our faithful readers all know by now that there are many hazards to do-it-yourself estate plans.  What you may not know is that trying to administer your loved one’s estate without legal help is just as treacherous.  It is a great honor to be named as a loved one’s personal representative (executor) or trustee,

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THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE

We are constantly warning clients and friends alike of the dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning.  The odds are just too high that a fill-in-the-blanks estate plan will fail.  We hate to say we told you so, but here it is straight from the pen of Justice Pariente of the Florida Supreme Court: “I therefore take

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More Estate Administration Mistakes: 5.3 Million Dollar Verdict Against Trustee!

            Just a few weeks ago, we cautioned our readers against do-it-yourself estate administration due to the great responsibility that comes with being a trustee or personal representative.  A recent case confirming a judgment of more than $5.3 million against a trustee shows just how serious the courts are about the duties that come

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