Living Trust vs Will: What’s the Difference, and What’s the Best For You?
In many cases, where the disabled or ill person who no longer can manage his or her assets has no living trust, court intervention is required to figure out who of the disabled’s dependents will be taking care of the trust property.
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Living Trust vs Will: What’s the Difference, and What’s the Best For You?

Published January 5, 2018 |Posted in Estate Planning Attorney

Living Trust vs Will: What’s the Difference, and What’s the Best For You?

Thinking about death is never easy, let alone planning for it. But ensuring that your assets are distributed to your heirs fairly and according to your wishes is vital if you truly care about your family and their wellbeing even if something happens to you… Many Florida residents tend to think that you only need to set up an estate if you have vast assets. In reality, however, our best estate planning attorneys in Wesley Chapel at DHW Law say that establishing a viable estate plan is crucial even if you are a person of modest means. But in order …

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How Does Stepparent Adoption Work in Wesley Chapel and Florida?

Published January 4, 2018 |Posted in Stepparent Adoption Attorney

How Does Stepparent Adoption Work in Wesley Chapel and Florida?

It’s not unheard-of for divorced parents to find new people and get married again. The remarriage itself doesn’t usually present any legal issues, but when the new married couples want to seek stepparent adoption, this is when many questions may arise. Today, our stepparent adoption attorneys at DHW Law are going to outline what things to consider when one divorced parent gets remarried and his/her new spouse wishes to adopt the stepchild. Since the family court in Wesley Chapel will be typically required to make specific findings to approve or deny stepparent adoption, it’s highly advised to be legally represented …

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High Risk of Slip & Fall in Shopping Malls During the Holidays: Who Can Be Held Liable For Injuries?

For each family, the holiday season means countless trips to grocery stores and shopping malls to buy Christmas food, decorations for the house and Christmas gifts for your loved ones. But have you ever thought that any trip to the shopping mall could result in your hospitalization? If you haven’t, you should, our slip and fall attorneys at DHW Law, P.A. warn. Fact: over one million Americans suffer a slip and fall injury every year. And since you’re more likely to visit a shopping mall during the busiest shopping season – around Christmas and New Year – it’s fair to …

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Can the Holidays Lead to Your Bankruptcy (And What to Do If They Do)?

Published December 29, 2017 |Posted in Bankruptcy

Can the Holidays Lead to Your Bankruptcy (And What to Do If They Do)?

The holidays can put quite a strain on every family’s budget, whether you’re poor or rich, but can the holiday season spiral out of control and lead you to filing for bankruptcy? What’s the risk of draining your bank account with tons of food, expensive home decorations and Christmas gifts (you want your loved ones to have the best Christmas gifts!)? It may actually be higher than you think, our Wesley Chapel bankruptcy attorneys warn. How big of a burden Christmas spending is? Statistics show that an average American family spends up to $1,000 during the holidays. And that could …

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5 Things to Consider When Developing an Estate Plan

Published December 15, 2017 |Posted in Estate Planning Attorney

5 Things to Consider When Developing an Estate Plan

Contrary to the popular belief, developing an estate plan is not only about drafting a will. Having an estate plan provides you and your family with plenty of benefits, one of which is preventing your family members from having to engage in fierce legal battles and jump through bureaucratic hoops after your passing. Making sure that all of your assets are distributed to your heirs upon your death can be done with estate planning, and an estate plan eliminates creditors – and in some cases, the government – from the equation (they do have voracious appetites when it comes to …

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What’s the Best Type of Child Visitation in Wesley Chapel?

Published December 14, 2017 |Posted in Child Visitation

What’s the Best Type of Child Visitation in Wesley Chapel?

If you’re a parent who is going through a breakup or divorce, you must be thinking that obtaining sole physical custody is the best option. While this may be the best option for you – given that your ex-partner or spouse has done something terrible to you – this may not be the best option for your children. It’s no secret that family courts in Wesley Chapel and elsewhere in Florida prioritize the best interests of the child when handling child custody and parent visitation cases. But our child visitation attorney at DHW Law warn parents against making hasty decisions …

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When Should I File For Bankruptcy in Florida?

Published December 8, 2017 |Posted in Bankruptcy

When Should I File For Bankruptcy in Florida?

Countless people throughout the Sunshine State are struggling with overwhelming debt. They are unable to pay their mortgage, make their car payments or even pay their basic utility bills. When your spending options are limited, it can be a helpless feeling. The easy answer is to file for bankruptcy. Yet, many Floridians choose to avoid bankruptcy. Just the word itself can seem scary to many people. But the truth is bankruptcy is one of the most effective methods of debt relief and can help people get a fresh new start on their finances. If you have run out of options, …

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How Unwed Fathers Can Get Child Visitation Rights

Published December 7, 2017 |Posted in Child Visitation

How Unwed Fathers Can Get Child Visitation Rights

We have all seen those clips from the Maury Povich Show where men learn whether they are the father of their ex-girlfriend’s child. While it may seem funny to watch their reactions on TV, there is nothing funny about real life paternity issues. Paternity is one of the most important and delicate issues in family law. One of the most important issues concerning paternity is the child visitation rights of unwed fathers. There are currently countless men throughout Florida seeking visitation rights for their children. Fathers play an important role in the upbringing of their children. Unfortunately, many do not …

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Facing Foreclosure? Here’s How You Can Keep Your Home (Though Florida’s New Foreclosure Laws Make it Difficult)

Since 2013, when Florida’s governor Rick Scott signed a foreclosure bill into law, keeping your home when facing foreclosure has become a big headache, and in some cases, even nearly impossible. Today, our foreclosure defense attorneys at DHW Law spell out the new Florida foreclosure law and explain how to stop foreclosure and avoid losing your home. The new Florida foreclosure law, aka House Bill 87 (Florida Fair Foreclosure Act), has introduced a series of major obstacles for homeowners facing foreclosure, as the law basically speeds up the foreclosure process. Now, it’s obvious whether you’re about to lose your home …

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Child Visitation Schedule in Wesley Chapel (Why You Shouldn’t Let Courts Order Parenting Time For You)

As the holiday season – Christmas and New Year – is no longer a distant mirage on the horizon, family courts get particularly busy at this time of year resolving claims regarding child visitation issues filed by thousands of parents in Wesley Chapel. While the issue of child custody and parent visitation usually arises and looms over family courts around the holidays, our skilled child visitation attorneys at DHW Law advise separated parents to plan beforehand and get a viable time-sharing schedule before you even install a Christmas three at your house. Ask any family law attorney in Wesley Chapel: …

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