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By Jenna G. Rubin, Esq. This decision illustrates some of the difficulties that arise when guardianship and estate proceedings intersect. Here, after the ward died, the guardian and then personal representative sought to pay some of the ward’s creditors using artwork done by the decedent, an artist. One of the beneficiaries of the ward’s estate […]

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Taxpayers who fail to file an FBAR to report a foreign account can escape penalty if they can show reasonable cause for the failure (if the failure to file was nonwillful). A recent district court case failed to allow for reasonable cause – click . . .

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For liability protection, the question regularly comes up who in the family should own the cars. Ask a number of lawyers and you are likely to get a number of different answers. Note that there are generally two (or more) people who can be liable when a negligently driven vehicle injures another person or another […]

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To view a PDF table and diagram of the current rates, click. . .

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By Jenna G. Rubin It is well established that under Florida law, the most important aspect of guardianship law is the protection of the ward. This basic philosophy must be taken into consideration in all aspects of guardianship administration, including awards of attorney’s fees. Accordingly, F.S. 744.108(2) provides the criteria that a court must consider […]

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