So, you want to leave assets to a minor child or grandchild? Make sure that you create a Trust so that you don’t trigger the need for a Guardianship.

If the value of the assets that are left to a minor under the age of 18 exceeds $15,000.00, a Court-administered Guardianship will be required for the minor child.  This may happen inadvertently by designating a child as a contingent beneficiary on a life insurance policy or passing away without a Will.   Not only […]

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US Supreme Court Reverses 11th Circuit Court of Appeals On Chapter 7 Lien Stripping of Second/Inferior Mortgages

Gibbons Neuman bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney, Victor Veschio, attended oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in March, 2015.  The Court has now issued its unanimous ruling in favor of the creditor-bank in the consolidated cases of In Re: Toledo and Caulkett.    In summary, the Court held that any creditor who holds […]

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Recent SCOTUS Bankruptcy Court Rulings

The Court issued 2 of 3 Opinions related to the bankruptcy issues the Court accepted in the 2014 Term. First, the Court ruled that a Bankruptcy Court’s denial of Plan Confirmation is not a final appealable order as there are other legal alternatives that a Debtor has available precluding a final adjudication. Second, in a separate […]

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Elizabeth Allen Speaks To Guardian Association

On May 13th, the Firm’s Elder Law Attorney, Elizabeth P. Allen, gave a presentation to the Hillsborough County Guardian Association.  The topic of the Powerpoint presentation was “The Basics of Long term Plannng.”  Ms. Allen discussed the nature and cost of long term care, the high odds of a person needing it during their lifetime […]

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GIBBONS NEUMAN RECEIVES APPRECIATION PLAQUE FROM ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

On April 10, 2015, the Alzheimer’s Association acknowledged Gibbons Neuman for its participation and fundraising in the November 2014 Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Tampa.  The firm was presented with a plaque in recognition of the $4,190  raised in its inaugural Walk participation.  All those involved in the Walk had a great time and the […]

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Victor Veschio Attends USSC Bankruptcy Oral Argument

I had a front row seat at the U.S. Supreme Court last week in the consolidated bankruptcy case of In Re: Toledo and Caulkett. The issue being argued was whether an individual in a chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy can strip and void the lien of a second mortgage when the first mortgage balance is more […]

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