Katherine (Kit) E. Macdonald has practiced law since 1983 in the following areas of law:
Marital law, family law, and paternity
Estates, probate, wills, and trusts
Katherine Macdonald has practiced law in the following Florida counties:
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union, Columbia, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns, Clay, Pasco, Volusia, Hernando, and Citrus
Her family law cases have included issues of marital dissolution (divorce), child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, enforcement, paternity, modification, parenting plans, and time sharing. With the recent statutory amendments, child custody and visitation are no longer awarded and parenting plans and time sharing are the new concepts. She represents men and women equally, and has extensive experience with litigated family law hearings.
Estates, Wills and Trusts
Her probate cases have included issues of admission of wills to probate, estate administration, appointment of personal representatives, homestead, missing heirs, elective share, and final accountings. Katherine Macdonald has lectured at seminars on estate administration topics for the National Business Institute, and has presented programs for local groups about estate planning, wills and trusts.
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