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When Can Power of Attorney Be Removed in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Through a power of attorney, a trusted person can make legal and/or financial decisions on behalf of another person. For many people, powers of attorneys are an important part of a comprehensive estate plan. To be clear, a power of attorney is not necessarily permanent. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 709.2109), powers of… Read More »

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An Overview of Florida’s 2020 Alimony Reform Bill

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

On January 13th, 2020, SB 1832 was officially filed in the Florida State Senate. The companion to a similar House bill, the legislation seeks to reform our state’s alimony (spousal support) laws. Alimony reform has been a hot topic in Tallahassee for many years—and these bills mark just the latest attempt to make major… Read More »

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Understanding the Relationship Between Guardianship and Incapacity Proceedings in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

If an adult is no longer able to manage their own legal, financial, or medical affairs, a guardianship can help protect their interests and overall well-being. As explained by the Florida Courts, an adult guardianship will only be put into place when no less restrictive alternatives will work. Under Florida law, a person must… Read More »

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How to File a Motion to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In Florida, child support payments are typically determined based on state guidelines. Family law courts presume that the calculations made when using the child support guidelines will be fair and appropriate. Of course, that is certainly not true in every case. The child support guidelines do not work well for every situation. Parents in… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Ex Falls Behind on Alimony Payments

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Under Florida law (Florida Statutes  § 61.08), one spouse may be ordered to pay their former partner alimony following a marital separation. As a general rule, this tends to occur when the marriage lasted for a substantial period of time and there is a gap in the current and future economic prospects of each… Read More »

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How Do You Disestablish Paternity in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In Florida, it is possible for a man to disestablish paternity—even once it has already been established or after a child support order has been entered. When paternity is terminated, parental rights and parental responsibilities—including child support obligations—will also be extinguished. That being said, it is not easy to disestablish paternity in Florida. It… Read More »

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The Executor is Not Following the Will — What Options are Available

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

A will is a foundational estate planning document. In writing a proper will, one needs to appoint an executor — this being the trusted person who will be responsible for identifying property, handling all debts and creditor claims, and distributing assets in accordance with the last wishes of the deceased. Unfortunately, in some cases,… Read More »

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Estate Planning in Florida: Understanding Creditor Claims

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Most people carry some form of debt or other ongoing financial obligation through the entire course of their life. When an estate goes into the probate process in Florida, creditors can—and often will—attempt to make a claim against the estate in order to get a share of the proceeds. An important aspect of proper… Read More »

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Can You Get Support for a Child Who is Older than Eighteen in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Divorced or separated parents have a duty to provide basic financial support for their children. Either through an agreement or a court order, the non-custodial parent may be obligated to make monthly child support payments. As noted by the Florida Department of Revenue, authorities in the state are currently providing child support services to… Read More »

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How to Prepare for an Adoption Home Study in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Adoption can change the lives of children, parents, and families for the better. According to the most recent data from the National Council for Adoption (NCFA), approximately 135,000 are adopted in the United States each year. One study found that 97 percent of adoptive parents were happy that they made the decision. If you… Read More »

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