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Weylie Centonzio supports Wills for Warriors program

On February 23, 2016, and March 30, 2016, Elder Law Attorney Javier Centonzio of Weylie Centonzio, PLLC participated in the Wills for Warriors program hosted at Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. The Wills for Warriors program is a partnership between Stetson University College of Law and the Community Law Program to provide free simple …
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Probate: What is it and why do people want to avoid it?

What is Probate? Probate means “prove” and it describes the process by which a person’s (decedent’s) estate is settled after he or she passes away. This “proving” process is structured to ensure that heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors receive what they are due from a person’s estate. In order to settle a person’s estate through probate …
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Living Will: What is a living will and why should I have one?

A living will is a written declaration expressing a person’s decision regarding the use of life prolonging procedures in the event that he or she should suffer from a terminal condition. In the landmark case of Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a person has the right to …
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Elder Law 101: What is Elder Law?

Elder Law is defined by the client to be served. Generally, this includes aging adults or persons with disabilities who are or could be facing health issues in the future. Because elder law is defined by the population served, it’s difficult to narrow elder law down to specific practice areas. For example, a large number of …
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