Family Law

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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Hiring A Family Lawyer in Miami? These Top Tips Will Help You Reduce Your Legal Costs

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hiring A Family Lawyer in Miami? These Top Tips Will Help You Reduce Your Legal Costs Any family lawyer in Miami will tell you that divorce can be expensive. However, for some people, the costs are higher than for others. This is because of the way in which the lawyers handle their cases. It has…

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Discussing Collaborative Divorce with Your Spouse – A Guide from a Family Attorney in Miami

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

Discussing Collaborative Divorce with Your Spouse – A Guide from a Family Attorney in Miami Are you keen to keep your divorce out of court? If so, a collaborative divorce could be the ideal solution for you. The question that remains is – would your spouse also be interested in taking this approach? Our guide,…

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A Florida Probate Attorney Dispels Common Misconceptions

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / April 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

A Florida Probate Attorney Dispels Common Misconceptions Probate law is frequently seen as a mysterious process. Most people don’t really want to think about death, so they push it out of their minds. Others are confused by the way movies portray probate law. Sometimes, family members talk about their own experience and unwittingly provide their…

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Is There A Deadline When Contesting Wills in Florida

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

Is There A Deadline When Contesting Wills in Florida? A Florida Probate Attorney Gives Advice Amazingly, more than half of all American adults have no will. In fact, 55 percent have no estate plan at all. This is very worrying news, especially for the families of the deceased. However, any Florida probate attorney will tell…

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