So, just what is elder law and what does an elder law attorney do? When someone asks me what I do for a living and I tell them I practice as an Elder Lawyer, I often get a puzzled look with the question, “What exactly is Elder Law?” So, in honor of National Elder Law Month, let’s try to clarify … [Read more...]
The Dangers of Using a DIY Will
The Florida Supreme Court rules that money acquired by a woman after executing a form will should be distributed according to the laws of intestacy because the will did not have a residuary clause. One justice calls the case "a cautionary tale of the potential dangers of . . . drafting a will … [Read more...]
What Happens When You Die Without a Will?
When a person dies owning property without having a Will, the state where the person resided at death (often called the state of domicile) will apply its laws to determine how the person’s estate is distributed. Every state has a Law of Intestacy which determines how an estate will be distributed … [Read more...]