Aislynn Thomas-McDonald

Is an Electronic Will Legal in Florida?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / December 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Until recently, electronic wills weren’t legal in Florida. Back in 2017, there was a unanimous vote in the Florida Senate to make electronic wills legal. However, the former governor vetoed the bill, so there were no changes made to probate law. Electronic wills weren’t quite dead in the water, however. Just days before the end…

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What Does Getting Divorced Mean for Your Tax Return?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / December 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

At the end of the year, many of us think about tax savings. However, if you have a pending divorce, there are some issues to consider before filing your taxes. Should you file jointly or singly? Here, we take a closer look at the legal situation.  Are You Single or Married? This may seem like…

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The Inconsistencies of Florida Law in Single Women Surrogacy Cases

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Anyone who has dealt with surrogacy cases will be aware of how complex this element of reproductive law can be. However, when it comes to single women wishing to use a surrogate to have a baby, it’s even more complicated. In Florida law, a single woman can use a surrogate to have a child. However,…

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Unmarried Couples and Florida Probate Law – Why Making A Will Matters

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / November 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

There are more than 7.5 million couples who live together in the United States without being legally married. The number of unmarried couples is rising all the time. However, if you’re not married and you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s extremely important to make a will. For nontraditional couples, estate planning is more vital than…

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Do Millennials Need an Estate Plan? Your Miami Florida Probate Attorney Says, “Yes”.

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / November 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

All too often, Millennials believe estate planning is not necessary for them. However, every Miami, Florida, probate attorney will advise that, even at this life stage, it is essential.  There are many reasons why Millennials think estate planning is not for them. They think it is too soon to think about dying. After all, they…

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Can I Benefit from A Prenup in A Same-Sex Marriage? Here Is Some Expert Advice from A Miami Family Law Attorney

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / November 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

The state of Florida has now legalized same-sex marriages. This is great news for people in same-sex relationships who want to make the commitment of a legal marriage ceremony. However, it also raises the issue of prenuptial agreements. Any Miami family law attorney will tell you that prenups have been common in heterosexual marriages for…

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Miami Probate Attorney Guide to Setting Up Pet Trusts

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / June 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

How Can I Provide for My Pets After My Death? If you’re seeking a probate attorney in Miami, you’re probably drawing up your will. It’s important to arrange how you would like to distribute your property and assets after you pass away. However, don’t forget to take your pets into account. Under Florida law, pets…

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Secure Former Spouse’s Social Security Benefits

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / June 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

How Can I Secure My Former Spouse’s Social Security Benefits? Are you wondering how you can secure the Social Security benefits of your former spouse? Our family attorney in Miami gives you an expert guide. Am I Eligible to Collect Social Security Benefits? Were you born before or on Jan. 1, 1954, and are now…

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What’s in A Name? How to Amend A Birth Certificate to Remove a Named Father.

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

What’s in a name? How to Amend A Birth Certificate to Remove a Named Father. Just imagine: a mother gives birth. She is unmarried, but the name of the child’s father is listed on the birth certificate. What happens if the father has no involvement in the child’s life? Further, as opposed to seeking child…

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Handling a Missing Person’s Estate – How Can A Probate Attorney in Miami Help

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Handling a Missing Person’s Estate – How Can a Probate Attorney in Miami Help? Losing a loved one is always an emotional upheaval. However, this often pales in insignificance when compared with the distress facing someone whose loved one goes missing. Never being able to recover a body can make it difficult to mourn the…

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