Understanding the Independent Act Doctrine

Not many people may be aware that in the state of Florida, co-defendants are nearly as much at risk of being arrested, charged, or convicted for whatever actions taken by their cohorts.  This applies even if the co-defendant did not commit the crime but did have knowledge of the elements of the criminal enterprise.  What […]

Estate Planning Taxes and Probate

A lot of discussion has revolved around estate taxes, to the point that many people believe them to be the most important factor when considering and developing an estate plan. Yet, if we take a look at current tax law, the federal estate tax exemption for U.S. citizens and residents is $5.43 million for individuals […]