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Court Bonds 08.23.2019

How to Become a Guardian Without a Lawyer

If you cannot afford an attorney but still hope to become a guardian, The City University of New York is here to assist you by guiding you through the guardianship process. While CUNY strongly recommends going through…
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How to Become a Guardian Without a Lawyer
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Guide to Probate in Texas

In Texas, when a person dies and leaves property that hasn’t been transferred to someone else through a trust, wasn’t owned via joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or isn’t subject to direct payments…
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Guide to Probate in Texas
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal Rules

There are not any specific local rules for appeals in the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals but the Supreme Court of Florida has adopted the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure for guidance of courts, attorneys, and…
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Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal Rules
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Can You Avoid Probate?

Probate is a long and arduous process for an estate, so it becomes only natural to wonder if proper estate planning can help an estate fully avoid probate. It is possible, though you have to…
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Can You Avoid Probate?
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Conservator Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Violating Duty

Becoming a conservator to assist with the financial needs of a minor, elderly, or disabled person can be a rewarding task as you can be the person who helps that person get by when they…
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Conservator Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Violating Duty
Court Bonds 08.13.2019

The Florida Appeal Court Structure

If you have gotten an adverse judgment in one of Florida’s trial courts, you may want to have that ruling appealed in order to have that lower court decision reviewed. The Florida District Courts of Appeal…
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The Florida Appeal Court Structure
Court Bonds 08.13.2019

The New Jersey Estate & Inheritance Taxes

For anyone who dies after January 1, 2018, their estates will not be subject to a New Jersey state estate tax. New Jersey residents, however, are still subject to the federal estate tax as well…
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The New Jersey Estate & Inheritance Taxes
Court Bonds 08.12.2019

Options for Appealing in California

When you are faced with a civil judgment against you in California, you have a number of options to fight that judgment. Appeals are the best option in most cases, but there are other methods…
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Options for Appealing in California
Court Bonds 07.26.2019

The New York Estate Tax

For anyone who dies after January 1, 2019, their estates in New York that are worth more than $5,740,000 are taxed. This differs from federal estate tax, which exempts estates worth up to $11.4 million….
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The New York Estate Tax