New Tax Law and Alimony

Depressed woman and husband

The law was passed in December 2017 with a start date of January 1, 2019.  What that means for individuals getting divorced is if you get divorced beginning in 2019, this law will apply.  And, if you have a modification after January 1, 2019 of a divorce that occurred prior to that time, if the modification paperwork states specifically that … Read More

Tampa Child Custody Lawyer

child custody

Tampa Child Custody LawyerWhether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, if children are involved, you are going to fill out a Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Affidavit.  We call this form the UCCJEA form for short.  Regardless of whether you and your spouse agree on parental responsibility, time-sharing/visitation, or custody, this form is required.  The … Read More

Will

Family Immigration

The charitable gifts that you plan for and state in your will are your way of showing your support of a charitable organization or foundation for the work they do for the benefit of society.Tampa Will Attorney

Selective Service

Tampa Selective Service

SELECTIVE SERVICEIf you are a male, between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age, and a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder), you are required to register for military service in the United States.Apply for CitizenshipOne of the criteria immigration authorities require when you apply for citizenship is proof that you have registered with Selective Service, as it … Read More

Family Immigration Petition

Family Immigration

Family Immigration PetitionWhen you are applying for an adjustment of status, it is important that you have all the documents to prepare for the process. When submitting your family immigration petition application and paperwork, you want the paperwork to be in a semblance of order and legible.I-485 Adjustment of Status applicationFirst, you need to properly fill out the I-485 Adjustment of … Read More

Prenuptial Agreement

Tampa Letter of Instructions

Prenuptial AgreementA Prenuptial Agreement is an agreement between individuals in contemplation of marriage that becomes effective upon marriage. In essence, the premarital agreement, called a prenup for short, provides both monetary and emotional security to the parties. The parties have the ability to address all of the issues that they have determined are important to them and their relationship. Financial … Read More

Powers of the Personal Representative

Powers of Personal Representative

Nominated Powers of the Personal Representative Being the Powers of the Personal Representative of an estate is a big responsibility and not to be taken lightly. If you are nominated or appointed to be the PR of an estate, it is in your best interest to contact and consult with a probate lawyer, who can guide you through the process. Call Lizbeth Potts … Read More

Personal Representative

personal representative of an estate

WHO CAN BE A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF An ESTATE? (Executor) A  Personal Representative is what the executor of an estate is called in Florida. A Personal Representative is the individual who is appointed by the court to administer the estate.There are 2 types of estates: 1) Testate and 2) IntestateA Testate estate is one where there is a will. An … Read More

Storing Estate Planning Documents

Family Immigration

The Personal Representative will have to go to the court. A Petition to Open and Inventory the Safe Deposit Box is submitted. The petition should explain that it is the belief of the Personal Representative that the individual who passed away died with a will, that they believe the will is in the safe deposit box and that the only … Read More