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Posts by Tom D. Waldron PA

What Is Probate Court and How Does It Work?

Probate court is a division of the judicial system that generally handles everything from wills and estates to guardianships and conservatorships and more. Most commonly, probate court is responsible for making sure wills and other documents are authentic and signed by someone deemed mentally stable. The court is also responsible for deciding who receives what…

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Common Mistakes That Ruin Estate Planning

COMMON MISTAKES THAT RUIN ESTATE PLANNING By: Tom D. Waldron, Esq., a real property and estate planning attorney in Melbourne, Florida and a Member of the Florida Bar. Most articles on estate planning focus on what you should do. This article is about the six most common mistakes that ruin Estate Plans. All information…

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7 Common, Yet Costly, Estate Planning Mistakes [Infographic]

While many people agree that estate planning is important, their actions often speak louder than their words. On the surface, estate planning can seem simple, but it’s a lot more than just creating a will. With so many moving parts and legal hoops to jump through, it’s important that you have your estate plan in…

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What does the probate process in Florida look like?

Before we get into the Florida Probate process, it’s important to understand what probate is. Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the decedent’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. The first thing that happens in the Florida probate process is…

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