Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog - Posts from September 2016

  • Guardian Angel Banking in Florida for Restricted Depository Accounts

    Guardian Angel Banking in Florida for Restricted Depository Accounts Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • September 8th, 2016 • Guardianship Litigation, I had the pleasure to reconnect with an old colleague of mine this week who helps run the Guardian Angel Program at Comerica Bank. The Guardian Angel program is a services unit of Comerica Bank that specializes in opening and maintain ...

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  • Partially Incapacitated Ward Makes Valid Deed

    Written by Jordan Hammer • September 8th, 2016 • Guardianship Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, When a person is found incapacitated and placed under a guardianship, the exercise of some or all of that person’s rights are exclusively delegated to the guardian.[1] That is, those rights which the court finds the person (ward) unable to personally exercise can only be exerc ...

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  • Florida Slayer Statute in Federal Interpleader

    Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • September 14th, 2016 • Probate Litigation, Federal Inheritance Litigation, Most states, including Florida, have a "slayer statute," which denies an inheritance to a beneficiary who killed the deceased person. But is a murder conviction required to trigger a slayer statute? A recent Federal opinion holds that a murder conviction is not required, ...

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