Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog

Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog

By Juan C. Antúnez of Stokes McMillan Antúnez P.A.

Category Archives: Interview with a Probate Lawyer

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Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Steven K. Schwartz

Posted in Interview with a Probate Lawyer, Settling, Mediating & Arbitrating Inheritance Cases
I’m a big fan of “privatizing” trusts and estates litigation whenever possible, which we can do in Florida by incorporating mandatory arbitration clauses in all our wills and trusts (see here). Florida was one of the first states to statutorily authorize these clauses in F.S. 731.401, removing all doubt as to their enforceability in this… Continue Reading

Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Frank T. Adams

Posted in Interview with a Probate Lawyer, Marital Agreements and Spousal Rights
Frank T. Adams of Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida, was on the winning side of Kelley v. Kelley, an interesting 4th DCA opinion I wrote about here involving a collateral attack on a “quickie” Nevada divorce in connection with a Florida inheritance dispute. I invited Frank to share some of the lessons he… Continue Reading

Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Stephen P. Heuston

Posted in Interview with a Probate Lawyer
Probate litigator Stephen P. Heuston of Frese, Hansen, Anderson, Anderson, Heuston & Whitehead, P.A., in Melbourne, Florida, was on the winning side of Belanger v. Salvation Army, 2009 WL 223884 (11th Cir.(Fla.) Feb 02, 2009), a high-profile case that received a good amount of press (and I wrote about here and here).  I invited Mr. Heuston to share some… Continue Reading