Family Law and RPPTL sections gear up for legislative session

first_img November 15, 2005 Regular News The Family Law Section and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section had new legislative positions recognized by the Bar Board of Governors at its October meeting.Under Bar policies, sections are given wide latitude in lobbying. The board exercises a general oversight to ensure that section positions do not conflict with Bar legislative positions or cause deep divisions among Bar members. Section legislative activities are funded entirely with section monies.A complete list of all Bar and section legislative positions can be found on the Bar’s Web site at www.floridabar.org.The Family Law Section had two new positions accepted:• Supports parenting coordination as an alternative dispute resolution process in high-conflict family cases.• Supports amending F.S. §61.076 and the implementing revisions to §175.241, §121.091(14) (b) (4), §121.131, and §185.25 to permit the trial courts of this state to equitably distribute various governmental pension and deferred compensation benefits.The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section had six new positions recognized:• Supports amending F.S. §744.3701 to clarify that audit reports of guardianships prepared by the clerk of court, and any substantiating paperwork, are exempt from the public records disclosure.• Supports amending F.S. §732.2025 to eliminate the reference to the provisions of §738.12 and adds to the definition of an elective share trust, a marital deduction unitrust. Amends F.S. §732.2032 so that it no longer references a dollar amount but rather the annual exclusion amount. Amends F.S. §732.2075 to reference transfers in which either a charitable gift tax deduction or income tax deduction is allowed. Amends F.S. §222.21 to allow collections against IRA’s to satisfy the elective share.• Supports adding definitions for “descendants” and “collateral heirs” to F.S. §731.201 General definitions; deleting the “lineal” from §732.102, §732.103, §732.104, §732.108, §732.401, §732.507, and §732.603; adds the words “one or more” to §732.401(1) and §732.4015(1) and adds the words “or children” to §732.4015(1).• Supports amending F.S. §732.2145 to clarify the deadlines for filing and withdrawing an election to take elective share; supports amending §732.402 to clarify the deadline for filing a petition for determination of exempt property; supports amending §733.212 to: 1) clarify the deadlines for filing any objection that challenges the validity of a will, the qualifications of a personal representative, the venue, or the jurisdiction of the court; 2) require that notice of the deadlines for filing an election to take elective share and a petition for determination of exempt property be included in the notice of administration; and 3) establish the manner of determining deadlines that flow from service of a copy of the notice of administration in cases where service has been waived.• Supports creating F.S. Ch. 736 to codify the law of trusts and makes conforming revisions to other Florida Statutes.• Supports changes by the Florida Bankers Association to the new proposed Florida Trust Code provided these are the actual changes proposed by the Florida Bankers Association and provided the Florida Bankers Association support and endorse the new proposed Florida Trust Code. Family Law and RPPTL sections gear up for legislative sessioncenter_img Family Law and RPPTL sections gear up for legislative sessionlast_img read more

Florida Woman Gets Prison Time for $1.6 Million Family Curse Scam

first_imgA South Florida woman who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller will spend nearly three-and-a-half years in prison, for taking substantial amounts of money from a Texas woman who wanted to have a nonexistent “family curse” removed.According to court records, 28-year-old Sherry Tina Uwanawich was sentenced last week in Miami. She had previously pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud.Investigators say that Uwanawich met the unnamed victim in Houston, Texas, in 2007. She gained the woman’s trust and eventually convinced her that a curse had been placed on the woman and her family. Uwanawich then had the woman give her large amounts of money, ultimately totaling $1.6 million, to purchase crystals and candles for meditations that would allegedly lift the curse.However, Uwanawich confessed to the victim in 2014 that there had actually been no such curse.She will spend three years and four months behind bars, and must also pay restitution.last_img read more

Slipping Crease: South Australia bowler evades injury after an awkward landing in Marsh Cup

first_imgImage Courtesy: The SportsrushAdvertisement 6o2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea9j( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3d55Would you ever consider trying this?😱sbxCan your students do this? 🌚augbpRoller skating! Powered by Firework South Australia bowler Wes Agar luckily avoided a major injury after slipping during his run-up. The incident took place during the very first over of the Marsh Cup clash between South Australia and Queensland.Advertisement Image Courtesy: The SportsrushAgar, who was asked to open the attack for the visitors at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane, unfortunately, slipped near the crease at the bowler’s end on his wrong foot and was lucky to not land his entire body weight on the foot which would have resulted in a horrific injury.The pacer was, however, able to shrug it off and continued with his over. Agar went onto bowl more five overs after the incident and returned the figures of 0/39. Cricket Australia proceeded to share the video of the incident on Twitter. Check out the tweet below:Advertisement The game ended against the favour of South Australia as they ended up losing by 7 wickets. After being set a target of 227, Queensland were able to scale it down with ease. Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw managed to ring the selector’s bell with unbeaten fifties to their names.Read Also:Watch: That time when Sourav Ganguly yelled at Dinesh Karthik on the field!Ind vs SA: Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of tests against SA; Umesh Yadav named as replacement  Advertisementlast_img read more