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Detailing the duties of a custodian of a will

We here at The Law Offices of Frye and Vazquez, P.L. are often questioned by Miami residents about the duties that interested parties to an estate have regarding the provisions of a will. Yet few may be concerned about the management and preservation of the actual will itself. However, without the actual physical document, all matters concerning the disposition of an estate may be moot. Thus, if you have been asked to be the custodian of a will, you may want to know what duties such a role requires.

Addressing a breach of trust

Being at the perceived mercy of a trustee Miami can be a nerve-wracking proposition. If you are like many of those with whom we here at The Law Offices of Frye and Vazquez, P.L. have worked in the past, you may wondering what sort of legal recourse you have if you suspect a case of breach of trust. The Florida Trust Code does have provisions in place to deal with such incidents.

Detailing the payment of a personal representative

Acting as the personal representative for an estate in Miami can be quite an awesome responsibility, and one that many have come to us here at The Law Offices of Frye and Vazquez, P.L. so seek guidance in fulfilling. If you have been asked to assume this role, one question that may be lingering in your mind is whether or not you may be compensated for the work that it demands. You may be happy to hear that Florida law does allow you to be paid for your service.

Will invalidated by court after being sued by decedent's friends

One of the main reasons why so many in Miami are encouraged to begin the estate planning process early in their adult lives is because having a will, a trust instrument or other documentation might limit the chances of there being a dispute amongst beneficiaries. However, the mere presence of such estate planning articles may not guarantee that disagreements may not arise. If the feeling exists amongst certain parties to an estate that the articles detailing is disbursement are not reflective of their loved one's actual wishes, they may feel a moral obligation to challenge them.

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