How to Recognize, Avoid & Stop Theft & Exploitation of Assets

Because of the value found in assets, misuse and theft are becoming increasingly common. Perpetrators can exploit nearly anyone but it is most common for elderly citizens to be the victims of such crimes, especially those suffering from disabilities such as memory loss. Asset theft and exploitation can often be hard to identify, so it is important to be knowledgeable of what it is, how to recognize it, and how to stop it. At The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates, we can provide you with a Gainesville probate attorney if you were the victim of asset theft or exploitation.

Could A Will Have Saved Ebenezer Scrooge?

It's eerily morbid to some, but to others, Christmastime and death go hand-in-hand. Check your local theater to see the latest horror slasher, or turn on the family classics to find narratives on what might happen if you never existed (à la “It’s a Wonderful Life”). For many people, the holiday season is a time to reflect on what might have been and what still could be, and they take this opportunity to begin planning for the next year. For some, that planning might include drafting a Will.

Amending a Death Certificate

If a death certificate is not accurate, it may be necessary to amend the death certificate before the probate process begins.  If a death certificate needs to be amended, it will delay the time it takes to complete the probate process.  At the time of death, the Decedent’s relatives will report information regarding the Deceased to the funeral home.  The funeral home will then use that information to obtain death certificates.  However, sometimes information is inaccurately reported or omitted on the death certificate.