Why Estate Planning Matters Today

April 21, 2020
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Having a Last Will and Testament is a good start for an estate plan; however, with the current coronavirus pandemic, everyone needs more than just a will. Although a will prevents your property from going into intestacy, you should also have a Health Care Surrogate, Living Will, and Power of Attorney. What Are All These…

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Collaborative Divorce

April 7, 2020
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In July 2017 the Florida Collaborative Divorce Law went into effect, providing another method of divorce for couples. If you want to keep the details of your divorce private and you and your spouse decide that you can work through the process together, this may be an option for you. Although this process helps keep…

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Things to Discuss Before Marriage

March 24, 2020

As attorneys who are experienced at helping families work through the divorce process, we notice many relationships encounter similar challenges and reasons for divorce. While not an exhaustive list, here are five categories which greatly influence marriage. Discussing these topics prior to getting married may help couples align their values and goals ahead of time.…

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Coronavirus Update from Wagstaff Law Office

March 23, 2020

We are still hard at work for you while being committed to following the best practices recommended by the CDC and WHO. We have therefore closed our office building indefinitely while we all work from home. We are still available by phone, email and video conferencing. Admittedly while we work out the kinks it may not be perfect,…

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Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

March 10, 2020
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A prenuptial agreement, also commonly referred to as a prenup or referred to in Florida as a premarital agreement, may be a good idea in many situations. A family attorney can discuss your unique situation and draw up an agreement that suits your specific needs. When it comes to protecting your estate in particular, there…

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Three Reasons You May Need a Family Attorney After Your Divorce

February 25, 2020
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Sometimes after a divorce, you and your former spouse may never need to have contact with each other again. However, when children and real property are involved, you may need the assistance of a family attorney for years to come. When your divorce attorney also handles family law, they can continue to help you throughout…

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So Much More Than Just a Divorce Attorney

February 12, 2020
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It is true that Wagstaff Law Office handles divorce settlements for our clients, but we also offer many other services. Sometimes families come to us with exciting news of a pending adoption; other times a parent or relative approaches us with a request for assistance with a custody issue. Whether you are choosing a divorce…

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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

January 27, 2020
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A divorce is often difficult and emotional. Each party may have divorce lawyers and typically communicate through the lawyers regarding settlement expectations. It is common for former spouses to have difficulty agreeing upon what may be right or fair. When this happens, there are at least two options: go to court and let the judge…

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Division of Property and Debts in a Divorce

January 13, 2020
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One of the more complicated elements of a divorce proceeding can be the division of property and debts. Because Florida is a no-fault divorce state there must be an equitable division of both. Deciding who gets or is responsible for both property and debts can be quite contentious, especially if you are not working with…

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How to Choose the Executor of Your Estate

December 17, 2019
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One of the most difficult decisions many of us will make as we draw up a will is choosing an executor. In Florida this person is called a personal representative. This carries much responsibility, so the selection of your personal representative should be discussed and agreed upon ahead of time as that person will handle…

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