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Decanting a Trust: Is There Reason to “Wine” About It?

Decanting a Trust: Is There Reason to “Wine” About It?

Most people are familiar with decanting wine but do not know that a trust can also be decanted. According to Merriam-Webster.com, the term “decant” is defined as, “to pour out, transfer, or unload as if by pouring.” That is essentially what decanting a trust is. When a trust is decanted, the authorized trustee uses their authority to invade the trust principal to appoint all or some of the assets of the original trust to another trust. The authority of a trustee to decant a trust has been recognized in Florida since 1940. (Phipps v. Palm Beach Trust Co., 196 So. 299 (Fla. 1940)). The power to invade principal in trust or “decant” was later codified in Sec. 736.04117, F.S.

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04/01/2021


Enrollment for the REPC Summer 2021 Term is Now Open!

Enrollment for the REPC Summer 2021 Term is Now Open!

Do you know someone looking to gain the skills, knowledge and training needed to excel in the title and settlement services industry? The Fund and Seminole State College are proud to offer the Real Estate Paraprofessional Certificate (REPC) program!

03/24/2021


Closing Protection Letters Not Available This Weekend

Closing Protection Letters Not Available This Weekend

To improve your experience, we will be performing software maintenance beginning the evening of Friday, March 12 until Monday, March 15, 8:00 AM ET.

During this time, Closing Protection Letters will not be available in Web CPL, DoubleTime, ECDT and other integrations.

03/10/2021


Understanding Tenant Estoppels and the SNDA

Understanding Tenant Estoppels and the SNDA

Fee simple absolute title is usually described as “the full bundle of sticks.” Often, in a commercial transaction, the seller does not have the full bundle of sticks to convey. Typically, at least one tenant has the stick of possession via a lease. A purchaser or lender typically requires estoppel letters from every tenant and the landlord in order to determine the status of their rights and obligations under existing leases.

Read the article. 03/01/2021


 DoubleTime 8.7 Update Available Now

DoubleTime 8.7 Update Available Now

What’s new in DoubleTime 8.7? 

DoubleTime 8.7 includes the REINSTATED ALTA 9.3 Form for use in Florida and is inclusive of all other enhancements and bug fixes from previous versions.

Install the DoubleTime® 8.7 update to use new software features.

02/09/2021


2020 Sightings of Florida’s Legal Chameleon

2020 Sightings of Florida’s Legal Chameleon

This article covers both Florida and federal cases involving homestead, Florida’s “legal chameleon,” for 2020. This article provides a brief overview of the homestead provisions of the Florida Constitution and a discussion of the relevant case law from 2020.  Read the article.

02/01/2021


A Great, Quick Way to Stay In the Know — Tune In to Title Now

A Great, Quick Way to Stay In the Know — Tune In to Title Now

Tune in to Melissa Jay Murphy’s free, 30-minute Title Now PopUp Webinars

11/25/2020


Exciting News: Award Recognizes The Fund as a Great Place to Work!

Exciting News: Award Recognizes The Fund as a Great Place to Work!

The Orlando Sentinel has named The Fund a 2020 Top Workplace in Central Florida, an honor based on feedback shared by our Headquarters, Polk and Volusia team members in an employee survey that measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures, including alignment, execution and connection, to name just a few. 

11/23/2020


Practice-Enhancing Resources to Help You Now

Practice-Enhancing Resources to Help You Now

One Page; Tons of Resources to Help You Close Safely

11/10/2020


ALERT! FinCEN GTO Extended

ALERT! FinCEN GTO Extended

 A new Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) has been issued effective November 6, 2020 and ending on May 4, 2021.

11/05/2020

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