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Florida Estates Practice Guide covers all aspects of estate practice in Florida, including will drafting, probate, will contests, trusts, estate administration, estate taxes, accountings, and more. The downloadable forms bring you essential and time-saving drafting capabilities. Inside you'll find:
• Preparation of all tax returns related to estate administration
• Basic estate planning considerations in Florida
• Accounting procedures
• Tax analyses, including a comprehensive examination of Florida and federal estate taxation, fiduciary income taxation, gift taxes, and the generation-skipping transfer tax
• Every form for estate practice, checklists and illustrative examples, including all new official forms
• Analysis of all significant court decisions
• Trust Administration Code, Guardianship and Probate Code Text, Transfers to Minors Act,Life Prolonging Procedure Act, and Deposition of Unclaimed Property Act text and analysis
• Rules of Probate and Guardianship Procedure updated with new provisions
First published in 1964.
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Table of contents
Ch 1 Estate Planning Guide
Ch 2 Standard Wills
Ch 2a Codicils
Ch 2b Planning for Incapacity
Ch 3 Conditional Estates and Future Interests
Ch 4 Beneficiaries and Testator's Personal Instructions
Ch 5 Nomination of Personal Representative
Ch 5a Personal Representative's Commissions, Attorney's Fees and Compensation of Other Agents
for the Personal Representative
Ch 6 Powers of Appointment
Ch 7 Probate
Ch 8 Contesting Validity of Will
Ch 9 Temporary Administrators
Ch 10 Ancillary Proceedings
Ch 11 Family Administration, Summary Administration, and Disposition Without Administration
Ch 12 Care, Duties and Responsibilities of Personal Representatives
Ch 13 Management of Estate Assets
Ch 13a Sale of Estate Property
Ch 14 Homestead and Exempt Property
Ch 15 Claims Against the Estate (Post-2001)
Ch 15a Claims Against the Estate (Pre-2002)
Ch 16 Construction of Wills
Ch 17 Determination of Heirs and Devisees
Ch 18 Beneficiaries' Rights
Ch 19 Family Allowance and Spouse's Elective Share
Ch 20 Initial Procedures After Death
Ch 21 [Reserved]
Ch 22 Restrictions on Testamentary Disposition
Ch 23 Equitable Conversion
Ch 24 [Reserved]
Ch 25 Limitations Upon Testamentary Dispositions
Ch 26 Guardians
Ch 27 Testamentary Trusts
Ch 28 Accounting by Personal Representative
Ch 29 Closing of Decedents' Estates
Ch 30 Removal, Resignation, Death, or Incapacity of Personal Representative
Ch 31 [Reserved]
Ch 32 Proceedings After Discharge of Personal Representative
Ch 33 Administration of Estate of Person Presumed Dead
Ch 34 Contracts to Devise Property
Ch 35 Probate Proceedings In Case of Intestacy
Ch 36 Right to Property of an Intestate
Ch 37 Living Trusts
Ch 38 Torts Committed In Will Cases
Ch 39 Administration of Trust Estates
Ch 40 Federal Estate Tax
Ch 41 Marital Deduction Wills
Ch 42 Charitable Dispositions
Ch 43 Collecting Assets
Ch 44 Inventory and Appraisal
Ch 45 Florida Estate Tax and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
Ch 46 Income Tax Returns for the Decedent and the Estate
Ch 47 Discharge of Personal Representative
Florida Administrative Code
Appendix I: Florida Probate and Related Code
Appendix II: Sample FLSSI Probate Forms
Appendix III: Sample FLSSI Guardianship Forms