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Contested Child Custody

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Unfortunately for some families, the subject of divorce also means serious decisions regarding child custody. While some divorces are amicable, some are extremely tumultuous. Some parties sadly use the shared child as leverage in uncontested proceedings or over routine decisions like drop-off location or extracurricular activities. Divorce is a pivotal moment for many families…. Read More »

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Special Needs Trusts

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Special needs trusts serve the needs of families requiring adult beneficiaries to be cared for beyond a caregiver-testator’s life. The trust can be created so that an executor is appointed to oversee distribution of funds and the well-being of the special needs beneficiary. If you care for a loved one with a permanent physical… Read More »

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Why You Should Update Your Will

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

You drafted a will, a durable power of attorney and a list of assets and liabilities five years ago. You’re finished with estate planning, right? Well, not quite. It is always a good idea to revisit your estate planning documents, including your will and list of assets and liabilities, on a yearly basis. Circumstances… Read More »

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COVID-19: Child Custody & Support Modifications

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it for millions of Americans and billions more internationally. For divorced couples and their families, adjusting to the new normal comes with growing pains and increased difficulty. While it is always best to remain civil and cooperative when co-parenting, COVID-19 brings unique challenges that may require modification… Read More »

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My Spouse Died Without a Will in Florida—What Happens Now?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

When a person dies without a will in Florida, they are considered to be ‘intestate’ in the eyes of the law. This means that their remaining assets and property will be divided up by the rules set forth under state law. You may be wondering: What happens if my spouse dies without a will?… Read More »

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Appointing a Guardian for Minor Children in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In the unfortunate event that a child becomes orphaned, Florida law requires that the Florida courts appoint a legal guardian over the child for the child’s welfare and to manage the child’s physical and financial assets. The courts first search for next of kin and relatives of the child to appoint as a suitable… Read More »

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The Importance of an Advanced Directive and Healthcare Surrogate

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Why should you consider an advanced directive or nominating a healthcare surrogate, in addition to drafting your will and determining allocation of assets? While it is difficult to think of our own passing, it is much more difficult for family members when you pass, or while one is critically ill, if a healthcare surrogate… Read More »

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My Spouse Passed Away—Will Our Assets Go Through Probate?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

As described by the Florida Courts, probate is the court supervised process whereby a person’s property/assets are identified, valid creditors are paid, and distributions are eventually made to the rightful heirs. For a number of different reasons, many people want to avoid probate. It can sometimes be a slow and frustrating process. This raises… Read More »

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Florida Family Law Appeals: You Have 30 Days to File a Notice of Appeal

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Family law cases are complicated and sensitive. Going through a dispute is stressful, and receiving an unfavorable decision from the court is downright frustrating. It is important to understand that you are not necessarily out of options if your case did not go your way. Parties have the right to appeal an adverse family… Read More »

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Your Guide to Florida’s Intestacy Laws

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

With effective estate planning, you can control what happens to your assets and property after you pass away. However, when a person dies without a will, they will lose control over what happens. Their estate will be handled under Florida’s intestacy laws. In other words, Florida law will step in as a default mechanism… Read More »

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