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What Can We Learn From Hawaiian Princess Kawananakoa?

2020-12-31T14:30:03-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Power of Attorney|

Did we know Hawaii had a princess? Native Hawaiians consider the 93-year-old heiress a princess because she's a descendant of the family that ruled the islands before the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. Side note, I wanna be a princess..... Abigail Kawananakoa's $215 million trust has been tied up in a guardianship court [...]

Why Estate Planning Matters During Coronavirus and What You Can Do to Prepare

2020-07-21T16:10:29-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills|

The outbreak of Coronavirus has people all over the world thinking about their advanced directives. While this topic is generally annoying to think about (adulting is annoying) and even more annoying to discuss with your loved ones, estate planning is now more than ever a critical tool that can be used to assure that your [...]

Power of Attorney – Attorney In Fact / Agent Acceptance

2019-10-03T16:17:21-04:00March 12th, 2014|Categories: Power of Attorney|

I was recently asked the following question from a fellow attorney, “I have general power of attorney that isn’t signed/accepted by the attorney-in-fact/agent. Doesn’t the agent have to sign it to be binding? Principal and witnesses did sign and notarize.” The answer is as follows: Section 709.2113 of the Florida Statutes states that “Except as [...]

Power of Attorney Revocation

2019-10-03T16:18:04-04:00March 1st, 2014|Categories: Power of Attorney|Tags: , |

I was recently contacted by a client going through a divorce and wondering how he can revoke his Power of Attorney (PoA) naming his soon-to-be ex wife. The typical way to revoke a PoA is to create a new one, a subsequent PoA will revoke the previous PoA. This particular client didn’t want his wife [...]