The appointment of an agent under a power of attorney is a critical decision. It is a decision that should be made will in advance. The agent should be a trusted family member, or a licensed professional. Florida law does provide criminal sanctions for agents who violate their duties under a power of attorney.
On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed an appropriations bill that (1) prevented a government shutdown, and (2) contained what had previously been tagged as the “Secure Act.”
The Florida Supreme Court issued a revised opinion today on the 2019 Regular Cycle Report from the Probate Rules Committee. The changes will affect procedures, including the content of certain forms, in Probate and Guardianship matters as of January 1, 2020.
The Internal Revenue Service announced the inflation adjustments for tax rates, brackets and exemptions in 2020.