Who are “Interested Persons” and Can They Be Disinherited or Blocked from Challenging a Will?

| May 18, 2016

In Florida, probate estates are created when someone passes away. At that time, and after a petition is filed, a “Personal Representative” is appointed by the Florida probate judge to oversee distribution of the property held by the estate to the heirs and beneficiaries after the creditors have been paid. Anyone who has a reasonable […]

Tortious Interference With An Inheritance or Expectancy — Can You Sue When You Fail to Inherit Under a Florida Will?

| March 11, 2014

In Florida, unlike some other states, there is case precedent on the books (court opinions) which establishes the legal right for someone to sue and win a claim that their expected inheritance was illegally interfered with by the defendant, despite the language of the probate documents and the fact that they did not inherit under […]

Florida Will Unfair or Wrong? Challenging a Will in Florida – Who Can Contest a Will and Why (Bases for Florida Will Contests) and When (Deadline)

| September 26, 2013

Last Update: 11/27/15 Florida’s sunny climate and beautiful coastlines have invited many retirees here over the years. People come to live out their lives in our beautiful state, with extended family living all over the country. As a result, when these folk pass away, Florida courts are often the battlefield over many different kinds of […]