This is my running list of significant Florida trusts-and-estates related appellate opinions for 2021. If you think I’ve missed an important case that deserves wider notice, please let me know. As new decisions are published I’ll add them to the list. The cases listed below are hyper-linked to the court’s original opinion and any commentary I may have written about the case.

  1. Northern Trust Company v. Abbott, — So.3d —-, 2021 WL 45668 (Fla. 2d DCA January 06, 2021) (time barred creditor claim)
  2. Ammeen v. Sjogren, — So.3d —-, 2021 WL 79548 (Fla. 1st DCA January 11, 2021) (permissible appointees vs. trust beneficiaries)
  3. Parisi v. Kingston, — So.3d —-, 2021 WL 113379 (Fla. 3d DCA January 13, 2021) (long arm jurisdiction in probate)
  4. Buechel v. Shim, — So.3d —- 2021 WL 298161 (Fla. 5th DCA January 29, 2021) (in personam jurisdiction and foreign property)
  5. Hannibal v. Navarro, — So.3d —- 2021 WL 357951 (Fla. 3d DCA February 03, 2021) (evidentiary burden shifting; undue influence)
  6. White v. Marks, — So.3d —-, 2021 WL 1216210 (Fla. 5th DCA April 01, 2021) (contested paternity; limitations period)
  7. Finlaw v. Finlaw, — So.3d —-, 2021 WL 1431125 (Fla. 2d DCA April 16, 2021) (partnership agreement vs. will)
  8. Sirgutz v. Sirgutz, — So.3d —-, 2021 WL 1657568 (Fla. 4th DCA April 28, 2021) (marital agreement in probate)