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General civil litigation is any dispute that you have with another person where one of the parties is seeking a money judgment or specific performance of an act through the filing of a lawsuit. Lawsuits can arise from a wide variety of issues and circumstances. Some lawsuits settle shortly after a complaint is filed, while others proceed through various stages of litigation, including discovery, alternative dispute resolution, dispositive motions, and complicated trials in front of a judge or jury. A case may revolve around a single, relatively simple and clear-cut legal issue, or it may involve several complex questions of law.
Southern Probate was established by our firm as a legal service dedicated exclusively to probate administration. Southern Probate provides legal representation to personal representatives throughout Florida in all 67 counties. Probate is a court-supervised process for defining and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent). If the decedent had a Last Will and Testament it is filed with the Clerk. The decedent’s debts will be identified and paid, and the remaining assets will be distributed to the decedent’s beneficiaries. This process is necessary to allow the court-supervised re-titling of certain assets, payment to the decedent’s creditors, the wrapping up of financial affairs, and to protect against fraud and abuse. All estates in Florida require formal administration unless they fall into one of three exceptions. We understand that losing a loved one is especially difficult. Your case will be handled with individualized attention and compassion throughout the legal process.
The Florida Administrative Code is the official compilation of the rules and regulations of Florida regulatory agencies. Administrative law encompasses the Florida Administrative Code, laws, and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of government agencies (both federal and state). When the legislature passes a law, or a Department issues a rule, interested persons often need to determine the details of how the law will be enforced and implemented. We know how to work with officials at public agencies to clarify the issues, assess regulatory concerns, and weigh the legal risks. We also provide representation for a variety of cases and hearings involving the Florida Administrative Code, the Administrative Procedures Act, and all governmental agencies. We are also engaged in obtaining and legally pursuing production of public records from state agencies. Our firm proactively represents your interests, both procedurally and substantively.
Most adults, regardless of age, marital status, or wealth need some form of estate planning. An estate plan often includes a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney, a Designation of Health Care Surrogate, a Living Will, and in some cases a Revocable (or Living) Trust. The scope of estate planning services for each individual will vary depending on your objectives, and may be limited or comprehensive in nature. Contact us to discuss your goals and learn about our all-inclusive flat rate estate planning services. We are proud to offer a reduced rate on estate planning services for active duty military, reservists, veterans, and their families.
Why consider an estate plan? It is difficult to think about and discuss, but after death, who will get your assets? If you have minor children, who will raise them? Do you want your children to get all of your assets when they turn 18, or do you want to set aside money for college, or for when they are able to make wiser decisions with their inheritance? Do you want to designate assets exclusively for your grandchildren? If you are incapacitated by an accident, what medical treatment do you want, or not want? An estate plan is critical to ensure that you can make these important decisions before the courts decide for you.
Our firm handles all aspects of divorce including equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, alimony, time-sharing or child custody, and child support. Additional services include addressing enforcement and modification of family law matters such as relocation, paternity, domestic violence, exchanging or selling assets, shared parental responsibility, time-sharing, alimony, child support, and all collateral child support issues.
Our firm provides professional license defense to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals licensed in Florida. This includes representation in investigations, appearances before professional boards, and representation in all phases of administrative litigation. If you have received a notice from the Florida Department of Health that your professional license is under investigation it is highly recommended that you contact us before speaking to an investigator. The Department's investigator may invite you to participate in an oral interview or submit a written statement. However, any information you disclose to the Department's investigator during a good faith attempt to elaborate can be used against you. Before establishing her firm, Ms. Beharry represented the Department of Health in proceedings against licensed practitioners. Let us put that experience to work for you.
Our firm represents health care providers in virtually every aspect of Medicaid program audits, investigations, and litigation. These providers include physicians, hospitals, medical groups, dentists, mental health professionals, pharmacies, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other health facilities. We also assist providers in obtaining Medicaid provider status (provider identification numbers), and in proceedings seeking to revoke or terminate a health care provider's Medicaid status. Ms. Beharry has previously represented the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) against Medicaid providers in overpayment actions involving statistical sampling and extrapolation, variance requests, cost report audits, interim rate requests, quality assessment fees, provider suspensions, and provider terminations.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is the regulatory agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida. Before anyone can legally open a shop, conduct a trade, operate a business, or provide certain services to Florida's citizens, they must apply for, and be granted, a license by DBPR. We can assist whether you're applying for a first time license, have issues with an existing license application, or wish to qualify an additional business entity with an existing license.
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