Florida Trust Options

Posted on March 10, 2023

Trusts are an important part of a comprehensive estate plan that offer a variety of benefits ranging from probate avoidance to ensuring a child with special needs is financially supported. Creating an estate plan that strategically uses the power of one or more Trusts can help preserve and protect your family’s financial security long after […]

How the Florida Probate Process Works

Posted on January 9, 2023

Probate is the legal process in which the Court ensures that a person’s final debts are paid and their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries and heirs. The first step is to contact an experienced estate law attorney and provide the attorney with a copy of the Decedent’s Will – if one exists. If a […]

Avoiding Inheritance Disputes

Posted on December 6, 2022

The goal of an estate plan is to ensure that the assets you have built up over a lifetime are distributed in accordance with your wishes. However, if you have beneficiaries or relatives who object to your estate plan, they can contest it. This can derail your wishes, cost your estate hundreds of thousands of […]

When Should You Re-Evaluate Your Estate Plan?

Posted on November 9, 2022

Many couples create their estate planning documents shortly after their first child is born and leave them untouched for decades, until they are needed. However, during that time, life continues to change and the documents may not reflect your current wishes when they are needed later in life. For this reason, we recommend that our […]

How Do I Remove a Trustee from a Florida Trust?

Posted on October 10, 2022

When a trust beneficiary and trustee don’t see eye to eye, a beneficiary may want the trustee to be removed.  Whether this is possible depends on the specifics of the situation. If you dislike the trustee, have a personality conflict with them, or are unpleased with minor aspects of how the trust is being managed, […]

Guardianship 101

Posted on September 12, 2022

A guardian is someone appointed by the court to make decisions for an incapacitated adult or a minor whose natural parents cannot make decisions for them. Some of the reasons someone may pursue a guardianship for a loved one include: Dementia Traumatic brain injury Severe mental illness A minor who has become orphaned A minor […]

Florida Community Property Trust Act

Posted on August 8, 2022

This July marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Florida Community Property Trust Act, a new law that can be beneficial for many married couples.  Under this law, married couples can create and move their assets into a community property trust. By doing this, when one spouse dies, 100% of the assets in […]

Who Does a Probate Litigation Attorney Represent?

Posted on June 7, 2022

A probate litigation attorney is a lawyer who represents people that feel they have been wronged by how a will, trust, estate, guardianship, or power of attorney of a loved one is being administered. The attorney can also represent those accused of maladministering these estate-related processes. Following are three common examples of who a probate […]

The Difference Between a Probate Lawyer and a Probate Litigation Attorney

Posted on March 28, 2022

The death of a loved one is a life-changing event. On top of the emotional stress, there are legal issues to address. Both probate lawyers and probate litigation attorneys help the family of a decedent (person who died) manage the legal aspects of the death. What Is Probate? Probate is the legal process for transferring […]

Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted on March 23, 2020

We hope that you are staying healthy during these unprecedented times.  The law firm of Huth, Pratt & Milhauser, PLLC is continuing to monitor the latest with COVID-19.  To protect the health and safety of our staff, clients, friends, families and colleagues, our physical office is temporarily not open to the public. However, we have implemented […]

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