Celebrate Single Parent Day: Take Steps to Provide for Your Kids’ Future

In 1984, Congress issued a resolution, signed by President Reagan, establishing March 21st as National Single Parent Day: a day devoted to recognizing the dedication of single parents, who make self-sacrificial efforts to care for their children’s needs, and encouraging family members, friends, and communities to help provide an optimal environment for their children. As […]

If I Successfully Bring A Will Contest Case, Does The Estate Pay Attorney’s Fees?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about a will contest case and whether the estate pays for the attorney’s fees. https://www.youtube.com/embed/FAzWDwiTjB4 Video Transcript: If you are successful in setting aside a will, you have, in essence, provided a benefit to that estate and a benefit to the court in establishing what was the […]

How Long Does It Take To Resolve A Will Contest Case?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about will contest cases and how they can be very time consuming for the estate process.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvmEOJkH5PYVideo Transcript: Will contest cases can be very, very time-consuming and involved.  It is always preferable that when members in a will contest can get together and try to resolve their differences […]

Will Is Declared Invalid Or Void In A Will Contest Case

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about what happens when a Will is declared invalid by the Probate Court.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tKpUWXNKQk Video Transcript: In a will contest, if the will is declared to be invalid or void, the court will then look at a prior executed will. This can even be the case if that […]

What are the Signs of Undue Influence?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about Undue Influence.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3RwgNXAoTIVideo Transcript: One of the signs of undue influence is a special relationship that might be different from a family relationship.  The examples we sometimes see are individuals who become separated from their family.  Individuals who might be procuring a will who prevent the deceased […]

What Is The Difference Between Insanity And Lack Of Capacity?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about the difference in insanity and a lack of capacity.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVAz0sktKA Video Transcript: Insanity, in a legal sense, is a much higher burden to show in the legal system. You do not have to show that someone was insane in order to contest their will, you must establish […]

In Florida, How Does A Presumption Of Undue Influence Affect A Will Contest Case?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about undue influence in a will contest case. https://www.youtube.com/embed/V9SFDabc73M Video transcript: If the contestant of the will, that is the person who’s attacking the will, has established the necessary parts to show that there is a presumption of undue influence, then the burden shifts over and back to […]

In Florida, How Can independent Legal Advice Be Proven In A Will Contest Case?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about independent legal advice. https://www.youtube.com/embed/sivHENc39O0 Video Transcript: In order to prove independent legal advice, it’s a good idea for you to establish what kind of relationship there was between the decedent and the attorney and also (it) is important to establish the relationship between the beneficiary of […]