Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

Whether done intentionally or unknowingly, owning property jointly with another creates an estate plan as to that property.  Florida basically recognizes three (3) primary forms of joint ownership, each with their own set of advantages, potential disadvantages, and...
Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

What’s In A Name … Conducting Business Using A “DBA”

By: Robert W. Bible, Jr., Attorney At Law Naming a business may turn out to be one of the more significant business development decisions.  A business name may not only describe the products or services offered, but may also add an advertising component intended to...
Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

The Convenience of a Section 655.80 Bank Account

Whether due to age, illness, travel or other necessity, allowing a loved one to gain access to a bank account to assist you with financial matters is often desired.  All too often, however, without knowing the extent of the associated consequences, this is...
Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

An Introduction to The Florida Probate Process

When a person dies, several claims of entitlement to the property owned by that person at death may arise, such as claims by family members or creditors.  Some claims to property will already have been validated by a person during life through beneficiary...
Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

If You Forgot Your Password…Click Here

User Name, Password, Security Questions.  These are phrases which have become imbedded in our daily lives. I remember a day when opening an account meant sitting with a live person.  My “user name” was my given legal name, my “password” was my driver’s license, and my...
Common Forms of Joint Ownership in Florida

Adding Children as Co-Owners of Your Property

By a show of hands, who thinks putting your children on your deed or financial accounts is a good idea?  WAIT!!!… Before raising your hand, please read this column. All too often, I encounter a client who, due to age or health concerns, decides adding one or...