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Florida Elective Share Protects Surviving Spouse, No Matter The Status Of Marriage
November 10, 2021

Florida law offers a robust safety net for surviving spouses: the elective share. A surviving spouse has the right to inherit 30% of his/her deceased spouse’s estate, as well as the right to live in the homestead property (or to…

Social Media Becomes Evidence in Battle Over French Rocker's Estate
Social Media Becomes Evidence in Battle Over French Rocker’s Estate – Be Careful What You Post
June 6, 2019

The family feud over the estate of rocker Johnny Hallyday – at least, the first battle in what figures to be a continuing war – has come to a close. And in a sign of the times, Hallyday’s social media…

Can you disinherit an adult child?.
February 18, 2013

Not all parents enjoy a warm relationship with all their children. I’ve met with many parents – some pained, some resigned, others angry – who have been estranged from their children for years. They may have tried reaching out and been…