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Lauren Nagel Richardson

Lauren Nagel Richardson

Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Family Law ...
  • Florida
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Biography

Lauren Richardson moved to Gainesville in 1993 to complete an LLM in Taxation at UF Law. Since then, she has focused her practice on protecting families and property through estate planning, guardianship, probate, special needs, and elder law. She also serves as co-counsel on wrongful death, personal injury and probate and trust litigation cases. Lauren's probate practice is Statewide. All other areas are throughout North Florida. Free phone consult. Reasonable fees.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free office consultations in medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Free phone consultation in all other areas of practice.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Other forms of payment: Checks Cash Money Order
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC
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Of Counsel to Bogin, Munns & Munns, P. A.
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Continuing to provide affordable and compassionate legal services in estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law in Gainesville and surrounding areas. Now with the support of a law firm with 12 offices in Central Florida and North Central Florida. Free phone consultations. Statewide Florida Probate. Flat fees for summary administration and some estate planning.
Founding Attorney
Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC
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Serving North Florida in estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law and some family law matters. Also probate administration Statewide. LLM in Taxation. 20 years experience. Welcoming and professional. I will meet you at your home, nursing home or hospital if you are unable to come to my office.
Attorney
Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates
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practicing probate administration Statewide and estate planning, probate, guardianship, wills, trusts, elder law, and some family law throughout North Florida.
Education
University of Florida
LL.M. (1997) | Taxation
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Tax Thesis: Private Inurement After the United Cancer Council Case
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Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Book Awards: Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
Activities: President: National Association of Public Interest Lawyers
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Rollins College
B.A. (1990) | Philosophy
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Honors: Bruce Wavell Philosophy Prize; NEH Younger Scholars Award
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Awards
Pro Bono Service Award
Three Rivers Legal Services/Southern Legal Counsel
Pro Bono Service Award
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Book Awards: Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
Florida State University College of Law
Bruce Wavell Philosophy Prize
Rollins College
NEH Younger Scholars Award
National Endowment for the Humanities
research, writing and publication of paper, Russian Avant Garde Art and Relevant Scientific Theory
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0083119
Member
Current
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Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Board Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Florida Estate Planning Attorney | Wills | Lauren Richardson Law
Website
Legal Answers
172 Questions Answered
Q. Estate: Mortgage if I transfer the house to my name what to do about the mortgage? house worth 230k min?
A: Once the judge has signed the homestead order which transfers the home to you, subject to the mortgage, you will provide a certified copy of the order to the mortgage lender, and the lender will acknowledge you as the homeowner. Under federal law, the lender cannot require you to assume the loan or refinance; instead, if you wish, you can just continue to make the payments under your daughter's mortgage. It is very important that you do not miss a mortgage payment even while you are waiting to go through the estate process. There is no grace period when a borrower dies.
Q. Florida Estate, Father not on Birth Certificate, if he does not respond to decline executor or sign up as one, then?
A: As a surviving legal parent, you are an interested party with preference of appointment as personal representative. You should retain an attorney to represent you and prepare to open the estate. If the biological father is not the legal father (there is a statute in the Florida probate code that addresses when the biological father is or is not the legal father), then he would not have an interest in the estate. Your attorney can help you determine whether he needs notice and whether he has an interest in the estate.
Q. Daughter died in Florida, signed will with two friends but never got notarized; can it be used for the estate?
A: A will with two witnesses but without a notary is still valid in Florida. It should be filed with the clerk of court in the county where the decedent resided, and then when you are ready to open the estate, one of the witnesses will need to sign an oath before the clerk before the will can be admitted to probate as the official will.
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Contact & Map
Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC
3620 NW 43rd Street
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32606
Telephone: (352) 204-2224
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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