Category Archives: Probate

Divorce

During or After Your Divorce, It’s Time to Update Your Estate Plan

By Robin Bresky |

By Jennifer L. Fulton, Esquire If you are going through a divorce, consider your estate plan. Most people want someone other than the spouse they are divorcing to make their health care decisions for them.  You may also want to change the fiduciaries named in your documents and change the beneficiaries. The rules are… Read More »

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What Is a Power of Attorney and Why Would I Want One?

By Robin Bresky |

We live in uncertain times.  Our GPS re-routes us for accidents during our commute.  There are rumors of epidemics that may impact our health.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  It is uncomfortable to think about moving from being healthy and in control of your… Read More »

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What’s All the Fuss about Trusts?

By Robin Bresky |

By Jennifer L. Fulton, Esquire A revocable living trust is part of a complete basic estate plan.  Once drafted, it also has to be funded. Why would anyone want to go to all that work?  The reason many attorneys favor including a revocable living trust is because, together with the other tools in a… Read More »

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Appellate Attorney Robin I. Bresky Honored With 2019 Soroptimist International Women of Distinction Award

By Robin Bresky |

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Appellate attorney Robin I. Bresky, Founder and President of The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, won the 2019 Soroptimist International Women of Distinction award in the category of Community Involvement. Bresky was recognized for her many contributions to Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County where she has served as… Read More »

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Protecting Your Adult Children: The Underappreciated Benefit of a Revocable Living Trust

By Robin Bresky |

By Jennifer L. Fulton, Esquire The Law Offices of Robin Bresky The golden age of the pension plan is waning.  Social security is at risk of going bankrupt. The divorce rate has risen, and can wreak financial havoc in a person’s life.  How will your children retire?  While you may not be able to… Read More »

Should Estate Plans be Updated for Those Who Relocate to Florida?

By Robin Bresky |

Has a friend, family member or colleague recently relocated to Florida or thinking of moving to the Sunshine State? They may have a will or a full estate plan that was prepared by an attorney in another state, or perhaps they haven’t yet taken the important step of planning their estate. Either way, a… Read More »

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Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Order Denying Discretionary Review of Probate Matter in Florida Supreme Court

By Robin Bresky |

October 25, 2018* The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently assisted an elderly client in obtaining dismissal of a trustee’s attempt to take a probate proceeding to the Florida Supreme Court. Our client was the beneficiary of a decedent’s will and trust. The Trustee initiated the probate case as personal representative of the estate…. Read More »

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“Filing” Means Electronic Filing: Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Affirmance of Trial Court Order Disallowing Claim Submitted to Clerk in Paper Form

By Robin Bresky |

United Bank v. Estate of Frazee, Case No. 4D15-826 (Fla. 4th DCA, July 13, 2016)* UPDATE: Mandate issued on September 2, 2016. The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently obtained affirmance of a trial court order that found a bank’s claims against a decedent’s estate untimely. The appeal required the Fourth DCA to examine… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Affirmance of Order Ruling that Obligation in Property Settlement Agreement Did Not Apply to Non-Probate Assets

By Robin Bresky |

Richard Weil, Robert F. Weil, & Nancy Nittolo vs. Kathleen K. Weil, etc. et al. Case No. 4D13-4277 (Fla. 4th DCA, November 26, 2014) The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, with appellate co-counsel and trial counsel Amy Beller, recently obtained a per curiam affirmance of a trial court order in our client’s favor in… Read More »

Fourth DCA Reverses and Remands Probate Court’s Distribution of Trust

By Robin Bresky |

Darian v. Weymouth Case No. 4D10-550 Andrew Darian, personal representative of the estate of his father, James E. Hughes, and trustee of the James E. Hughes Living Trust, appeals a final summary judgment entered in favor of Elizabeth Ann Weymouth, personal representative of the estate of her mother, Martha Mayfield Hughes where the probate… Read More »