WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR ESTATE WHEN YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL IN FLORIDA? In a perfect world, all adults would prepare a Last Will and Testament. Everyone should have a will, but, unfortunately, people die every day without having a valid will. What happens to your estate when you die without a will? To die…

Kimberli L. Trader, Esquire Pursuing a career in the legal field was an easy decision for Kimberli Trader—it runs in the family! Kimberli is a lifetime resident of Brevard County and a third-generation attorney at Trader Legal in Downtown Melbourne. Deeply rooted in heart of Brevard County, the firm was established over 60 years ago…

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Eat. Shop. Play. in Historic Downtown Melbourne! The revitalization of Downtown Melbourne is happening NOW! With over TEN new businesses opening in the past six months and six new murals Downtown, there is something to see and do for the whole family. Eat, Shop, and Play in Downtown Melbourne, our very own piece of paradise! This…

I don’t have any assets – Do I need a will? Absolutely- estate planning is essential! EVERY PERSON eighteen years and older should have a will. No matter your age, wealth, or health, tomorrow is never promised. The primary purpose of a will is to dispose of your assets upon your death, but your will…

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Do I need a lawyer to file a probate proceeding? In almost all probate cases in Florida, a personal representative (often referred to as an “executor”) is required to have an attorney who is admitted to practice in the state of Florida represent him or her. The exceptions to this rule are as follows: (1)…

In Florida child support is determined under the child support guidelines, which are set forth in Section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes.  The statute sets out a formula for calculating the presumed amount of child support to be paid.  In order to calculate the presumed amount of child support the formula requires that you input…

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