The Basics of Probate

Probate is a court-supervised legal process that recognizes a will and appoints an executor or personal representative to administer the estate and distribute the assets to the specified beneficiaries. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of probate proceedings are relatively smooth and timely, though their necessity depends on a range of factors. Probate laws vary…

New Florida Prostitution Law Rife With Problems

Any decent person would agree that combating human trafficking is a great thing. So when the Florida Legislature’s “Anti Human Trafficking” bill becomes law this October, it should be a cause for celebration. But far from promoting the admirable goal of reducing human trafficking, the law increases the penalties of prostitution, and in a manner…

The Audit Process of the I.R.S.

One of the most routine yet dreaded tax experiences is having the I.R.S. examine – aka audit – a tax return. Contrary to popular belief, the I.R.S. does this simply to verify that the reported tax is correct – it does not constitute an assumption of fraud or inaccuracy on the part of the taxpayer.…