Summary or Formal Administration in Florida

Long H. Duong, Esq. Probate

There’s a new article over on the florida probate site about the differences between summary and formal administration.  Clients don’t always have a choice here, but when they do, time and cost savings can be tremendous. Alachua County probate court is no different in this regard.  If you can choose sumary administration, it is usually the ideal choice. Click here …

Florida Probate Ebook available for free download!

Long H. Duong, Esq. Probate

Our Florida Probate ebook: “Understanding the Florida Probate Process” has been published! Online that is!  It’s a free download and you can get it over at our sister site, WeProbateFlorida.com! Enjoy!

VietnamImmigrationLawyer.com – Immigration Attorneys for Vietnamese Nationals

Long H. Duong, Esq. Immigration

Just a quick announcement.  Close friends of mine, Valerie “Thao” Sobotta and Andrew Koo run a great firm based in Atlanta (Sobotta & Associates) and have launched an immigration website for Vietnamese citizens wishing to visit the US (temporarily or permanently).  Fiance visas, student visas, business visas and other immigration proceedings are available avenues for the Vietnamese community. Visit the …

Wills don’t avoid probate in Florida!

Long H. Duong, Esq. Estate Planning

  One more time:  Wills DO NOT avoid probate in Florida (nope, not even in Gainesville, Ocala, Newberry or Jonesville!) My practice has become more and more about probate administration and the same question keeps popping up: Does a Will avoid probate in Florida? Rather than hearing a resounding NO, how about this concept:  A Last Will and Testament almost …

Help the Sansbury Family | In memory of Madison

Long H. Duong, Esq. Neighbors

Today, we learned of the tragic loss of 8 month old Madison Sansbury of High Springs. Madison leaves behind her twin sister, Jordyn, her parents Chris and Rebecca (Becky) Sansbury and her brothers Zachary and Jacob. While I know they appreciate flowers and kind words, the Sansbury family could really use some financial assistance and so together with Catherine Gleason, …

“Where should I put my Will for safekeeping?”

Long H. Duong, Esq. Last Will & Testament

David M. Goldman, author of FloridaEstatePlanningLawyerBlog.com wrote a post titled:  “Ten Florida Estate Planning and Probate Tips – 2008” where he made one suggestion that I’m always on the fence about: 7. Put all your estate planning documents in a safe deposit box. Florida estate planning and Florida Probate tip #7: Obtain a safe deposit box and put your original …