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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


What Are The Costs Associated With A Florida Probate Action?

By Eric Millhorn |

Ideally, estate planning is tackled before a crisis occurs, and long before someone’s health prevents them from making informed decisions about their assets and liabilities. However, reality sets in, life is hectic, people get busy and put off applying for life insurance, drafting a will or preparing their estate to avoid probate. Some people… Read More »


Legacy Planning For A Child Or Grandchild’s Education

By Eric Millhorn |

You want to provide for your grandchild’s future education, but you are not sure what the best option is. There is a lot of misinformation out there. If you invest in a 529 Plan, does your grandchild have to attend school in Florida? Should you leave your grandchildren money in your will? What if… Read More »


What Happens To A Florida Timeshare After A Loved One Passes Away?

By Eric Millhorn |

Jack and Amber purchased a timeshare for a small property in West Palm Beach about ten years ago. When Amber passed away Jack discussed the possibility of their children occupying the timeshare when he passed on. Jack’s children have no interest in paying timeshare fees, being roped into the contract and have no intention… Read More »


We Are Moving From Our Main Office Address November 16th!

By Eric Millhorn |

For more than 20 years, the attorneys at the Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group have been helping individuals and families in The Villages and all throughout Central Florida. We are moving from our Main Office address on November 16th to 11031 N. US Highway 301, STE. 103, Oxford, Florida 34484.


Is A Pour Over Will A Necessary Part Of Estate Planning In The Villages?

By Eric Millhorn |

Estate planning is a comprehensive, ongoing process, not a one and done task on your to-do list. Unfortunately, many people put off estate planning as something they will get to when they have time. It is understandable that life gets in the way, everyone is busy, but you have to make time now to… Read More »


Estate Planning Basics For Active Duty Servicemembers: Part 2

By Eric Millhorn |

In a previous post our lawyers discussed some estate planning tools for active duty servicemembers in our nation’s armed forces. This includes research on survivor benefits plans and drafting a health power of attorney and financial power of attorney. There are additional items that military families should consider, including the benefits of drafting a… Read More »


Estate Planning Basics For Active Duty Servicemembers: Part 1

By Eric Millhorn |

Estate planning is an integral part of life for all families, but it is even more crucial for active duty and reserve members of the U.S. military. Having to deploy, relocate or spend extended time away from your family while on leave is physically, financially and emotionally taxing. Being a military family means comfortability… Read More »


Events Triggering A Will Update

By Eric Millhorn |

If you already have a will on file, you probably think your estate planning days are over. After all, you’ve already taken the time to inventory your assets, make a provision to charities and allocate distributions to your beneficiaries. Why would you need to update your will now? Actually, several events may necessitate revision…. Read More »


Florida Appellate Updates To Probate & Estate Administration

By Eric Millhorn |

Can an antenuptial or prenuptial agreement outweigh the grantor’s provisions in a signed will and testament, even if the couple was divorced at the time of the grantor’s death? The Florida District Court of Appeals says otherwise. In Sigurtz v. Sigurtz, decided in April of this year, the court ruled that the grantor’s former… Read More »


Should Florida Residents Consider A “Lady Bird” Or Enhanced Life Estate Deed?

By Eric Millhorn |

Nicole and Robert have been married for over 45 years, but neither partner has contemplated legacy planning. They both feel it is too grim to talk about what would happen after their passing, and they trust their three adult children to handle things once they are gone. Now their eldest child Ronald has convinced… Read More »

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