Probate & Probate Avoidance

When an individual dies in Florida or while owning real property in Florida, probate is the procedure used to transfer his or her assets to the proper heirs. Some assets pass automatically or outside of probate based on their character or how they were titled. There are different types of probate administration, including a full […]

Bart Scovill, PLC, Wills, Trusts and Probate Attorney

Guardianship For Minors

One of the most important benefits to parents in estate planning is it allows them to name who their children would go to if they were to pass away. Who will be Appointed Without a proper designation, the court will have no guidance from the parents in naming a guardian. After the parents, the court […]

Guardianship And Guardianship Avoidance

With proper planning, guardianship for adults is, for the most part, avoidable. The purpose of guardianship is to allow a third person to act on behalf of an individual that has lost the ability to manage some or all of their rights. While guardianship has a noble purpose, it is rarely the best choice. Incapacity […]

Advance Directives

Advance Directives are documents that allow you to name others to exercise your rights if you are ever temporarily or permanently disabled or incapacitated. They allow you to remain in control of your life. If you have not made these designations, the courts will do it for you if you lose capacity. Advance directives include: […]

The Immediacy of Life

As a wills and trusts attorney, I feel a strong obligation to keep my conversations lite. The topics of my practice are such that the conversations are necessarily serious, so I often try to counteract that with humor and banality. However, sometimes we are faced with reality in such a way that it is evident […]