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  • What is the Role of a Personal Representative?

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 30-Jan-2017

    When a person passes away owning property in Florida, he or she leaves behind a “ probate estate.” Florida law requires that someone needs to be appointed the estate’s personal representative, who can be a family member or close friend of the dearly departed, as well as a trust company. The personal representative is an official officer of the court. He or she must be over 18 ...
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  • 5 Ways to Lower the Cost of Divorce After the Holidays

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 25-Jan-2017

    According to studies by the University of Washington, most divorces come after the winter holidays. For many people who are dissatisfied with their marriages and not sure what to do, the holidays are an opportunity to perhaps turn things around. If it doesn’t happen, however, unhappy spouses may feel ready to call it quits once the season ends. Unfortunately, the holidays are often ...
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  • Is a Separation Agreement the Right Choice for You?

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 19-Jan-2017

    If you are not entirely committed to the idea of filing for divorce, perhaps a sufficient alternative is to obtain a separation agreement. Being legally separated means spouses can live apart while retaining their marital status – either for retaining health care or military benefits, tax purposes, or religious beliefs. How Does the State of Florida Handle Separations? While Florida does not ...
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