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Wills on Wednesdays: Wills and Writing

Buckner continues its educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with an explanation on writing requirements of a will in Florida: Section 732.502, Florida Statutes, requires “every will must be in writing and executed” according to the following requirements: Testator must sign the will at the end; or his/her name must be subscribed at … Continue reading

Wills on Wednesdays: Doctrine of Dependent Relative Revocation

Buckner continues its educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with a review of the doctrine of dependent relative revocation: The doctrine “means that where [a] testator makes a new will revoking a former valid one, and it later appears that the new one is invalid, the old will may be re-established on the ground … Continue reading

Wills on Wednesdays: The Myth of Leaving One Dollar

Buckner continues its educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with an explanation on the myth of disinheriting a person by leaving him or her one dollar in a will: A common piece of advice regarding the best way to disinherit a person, especially a child, is to leave him or her a dollar … Continue reading

Wills on Wednesdays: Disposing Property in a Will

Buckner continues its educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with an explanation on disposing property in a will. Specifically, the March 2014 version of The Florida Bar pamphlet, “Do You Have a Will?”, explains “While any sort of property may be transferred by will, there are some particular interests in property that cannot … Continue reading

Wills on Wednesdays: What Occurs When There Is No Will?

Buckner continues its educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with an explanation on what occurs when there is no will: The March 2014 version of The Florida Bar pamphlet, “Do You Have a Will?”, explains “if you die without a will (this is called dying “intestate”), your property will be distributed to your … Continue reading

Wills on Wednesdays: What Can You Do With a Will?

Buckner continues its educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with an explanation on what can one do with a will: The March 2014 version of The Florida Bar pamphlet, “Do You Have a Will?”, explains a numerous ways a will can be used by an individual: A person can decide who gets his or … Continue reading

Wills on Wednesdays: What is a Will?

Buckner begins an educational series on wills, trusts and other estate planning issues with an explanation on what is a “will”: The March 2014 version of The Florida Bar pamphlet, “Do You Have a Will?”, explains a “will is a written direction controlling the disposition of property at death. The laws of each state set the … Continue reading

Buckner Launches Estate Planning Practice

SUNRISE, Florida, July 13, 2015—Buckner, a global-focused sports and education law firm with a litigation niche, has expanded its legal services with the launch of an estate planning practice. Buckner’s new practice assists clients with one of the most important, and often overlooked, issues for individuals, couples and families: estate planning. An estate plan is … Continue reading