Attorney Jay Fleece Is Featured in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

BaskinFleece lawyer Jay FleeceBaskin Fleece partner Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Trusts and Estates Litigation. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. This year, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, resulting in the inclusion of more than 55,000 lawyers in the 22nd edition. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most ©respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


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How the Personal Representative and Others are Compensated

The personal representative, the attorney, and other professionals whose services may be required in administering the probate estate (such as appraisers and accountants), are entitled by law to reasonable compensation.

estate law and personal representative

Estate expenses: The personal representative’s compensation is usually determined in one of these five ways:

1. as set forth in the will; 

2. as set forth in a contract between the personal representative and the decedent;

3. as agreed among the personal representative and the persons who will bear the impact of the personal representative’s compensation;

4. the amount presumed to be reasonable as calculated under Florida law, if the amount is not objected to by any of the beneficiaries; or 

 

5. as determined by the judge.

The fee for the attorney for the personal representative is usually determined in one of three ways: 1. as agreed among the attorney, the personal representative, and the persons who bear the impact of the fee; 2. the amount presumed to be reasonable calculated under Florida law, if the amount is not objected to by any of the beneficiaries; or 3. as determined by the judge.

For help with a will, estate planning and personal representative related questions, you can contact BaskinFleece at 727.572.4545.

Some of the content of this information is courtesy of The Florida Bar and represents general legal advice. Because the law is continually changing, some provisions in this blog may be out of date. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities in your particular case.

The Difference Between a “Last Will and Testament” and a “Living Will”

Will: The rights of a decedent's family.

Will: The rights of a decedent’s family

Estate planning Many people confuse these two documents and sometimes believe they are the same document. They are two very different estate planning documents. A living will is a legal document that is sometimes referred to as an advance directive.  In Florida, a living will deals with whether a person wants to be kept alive by life-prolonging measures when they have a terminal condition, an end-stage condition, or are in a persistent vegetative state. A living will is only effective when a person has a terminal condition, an end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state.

A professional guardian must pass a rigorous testing process to become a registered guardian, and all guardians are bonded for 100% of the value of the ward’s liquid assets.A last will and testament is a legal document where you name a person to manage your estate and advise to whom your estate shall be devised. A last will and testament is only effective once a person has died.

For help or answers to will and estate planning-related questions, you can contact BaskinFleece at 727.572.4545.

 

 

 

The content of this information is courtesy of The Florida Bar and represents general legal advice. Because the law is continually changing, some provisions in this blog may be out of date. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities in your particular case.

This blog is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.