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The Rights of Surviving Spouses Who Married in Countries Where the Marriage Laws Differ from United States Law

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Florida is one of the most culturally diverse parts of the United States, and more than one fifth of Florida residents were born outside the U.S.  Since 2020 is both a census year and an election year, Florida’s demographics are a popular subject for discussion about current events.  Most of this discussion tends to… Read More »

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New Rules About Infection Preventionists Could Mean Less Infection Control in Nursing Homes Instead of More

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, poor infection control procedures were a major cause of death and worsening health among patients in nursing homes and other residential care facilities.  COVID-19 has been beyond anyone’s worst nightmares as far as the spread of infectious disease in nursing homes.  So far, by very conservative estimates, 97,000 infections… Read More »

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Can You Handle These Common Probate Disputes Without a Lawyer?

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

You have held a job for years, maybe even steeled yourself to apply for new jobs after a corporate restructuring.  You have helped your children submit college applications, reminding them to ask their teachers for recommendation letters more than 48 hours before the application deadline.  You have saved money for retirement, disputed fraudulent charges… Read More »

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How to Support Elderly Family Members and Friends During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Florida is an idyllic place to retire, except when it is a nightmare.  There is hardly any middle ground between peaceful summer breeze and hurricane-force winds, or between a scenic backyard swimming pool and alligator-infested waters.  COVID-19, a coronavirus that can cause severe respiratory illness, has attested cases in almost every state, but Florida… Read More »

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The Undue Influence Test: Seven Signs That a New Will Does Not Truly Reflect the Decedent’s Wishes

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

The classic case of undue influence is a family member, a new spouse, or even a caregiver, who builds a close relationship with an elderly relative in his or her final months or years, making self-serving financial decisions on behalf of the elderly person, and even pressuring the elderly person to modify his or… Read More »

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Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Sends Strike Teams to Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

It is normal to worry about your elderly relatives when they first enter a nursing home, especially if they are so ill that they cannot tell you in detail how they are feeling or what kind of care they are receiving.  While they are bound by rules about patient privacy, information about complaints against… Read More »

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The Disinherited Grandson Who Contested His Grandfather’s Will at the Last Minute

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

When a deceased person’s estate goes to probate, creditors and other interested persons have an opportunity to file a claim (known as a caveat), in which they notify the probate court of their existence and their claim to money belonging to the estate.  An “interested person” is anyone who stands to inherit from the… Read More »

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How to Pass the Time Until the COVID-19 Curve Flattens: Set Up a Living Trust

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Whether your approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has been that of a worry wart, a skeptic, or somewhere in the middle, one thing is certain: your daily routine has changed.  Maybe you are constantly checking the news to see the latest number of cases, and the most recent quarantine orders, in Florida and other… Read More »

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Florida Family Announces Plans to Sue Nursing Home That Attempted to Mask Odor of Patient’s Bedsores with Coffee Grounds

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

The smell of coffee grounds is usually pleasant.  It can mean the beginning of your day at home, or it can signal your entrance into a favorite coffee shop where you meet with friends.  It can also mean that you are about to make a show-stopping coffee-flavored dessert.  Likewise, perfume stores often offer you… Read More »

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The Sibling Rivalry-Proof Estate Plan

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

If you have more than one child, then dealing with your children’s conflicts with each other is just a normal part of parenting, albeit an exhausting one.  Parents can console themselves that the constant fights are temporary; just as you will one day be able to laugh about the days when you were constantly… Read More »

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