Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

210 South Beach Street, Suite 202
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

Personal Representative

This was by far the the best legal experience I have ever had. Heidi was both professional and personable. She remained in contact with me through the entire process. I highly recommend her services and I will definitely use her again.

~ Mary D

Heidi is the best !! After the birth of my daughter, all my priorities changed, of course, and she helped me through all the new "adulting" I needed to do! She made it super easy to talk about some difficult subjects and I never once felt uncomfortable. We actually shared a few laughs and I'm appreciative of that. We went through everything from advanced directives, trust planning, and wishes I had for my family in any event that I would be unable to care for them. Like I said, it's some tough stuff to face for some of us, but I am so appreciative for her services . The peace of mind I have now is priceless ! Thank you Heidi !!

~ Lauren M

No-contest clause

Can I Put a No-Contest Clause in my Will?

 

Short answer, you can, but it will not be enforceable in Florida.

No-contest clauses have been used in Wills for centuries and are used to keep beneficiaries from fighting over an estate. In layman’s terms, this language states that if a beneficiary contests the document’s validity and loses, that beneficiary receives nothing.

Even if your Estate Plan was drafted in another state and included this language, a no-contest clause is unenforceable in Florida. While Florida courts won’t enforce a no-contest clause in a Will or trust, there may be other ways to minimize – although not eliminate – the possibility of litigation. Therefore, I recommend discussing this issue with your Estate Planning Attorney on your specific situation to draft up a plan to meet your individual needs.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Small Business Law. Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi. 

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