Panouses Law Helps Lottery Winner MARCAR Trust Claim $16.5 Million Dollar Prize

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announces that Kurt Panouses, 63, of Indialantic, trustee of the MARCAR Trust, claimed the $16.5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on November 28, 2020, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Panouses is a board-certified attorney in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law serving Brevard for more […]

2020 ELECTION/ Death Tax Quagmire

Whether you are Republican or Democrat, you need to look at this November’s election and determine the potential death tax impact of victory by Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Since 2000, the death tax exemption has increased from $675,000 (and a top tax rate of 55%), to an exemption now at a level of $11.58 […]


I. Probate Assets/ Non-Probate Assets: 1. The first step is to determine whether an “asset” is a Probate asset. Individuals pass away with many different types of assets. Probate assets are those that are individually owned by the decedent. Non-Probate assets do not need to be included in the Probate process in order to transfer […]

Brevard County LLC Claims $15 Million top Prize from the Florida 100x The Cash Scratch-Off Game

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that the managing member of ABIDE7LIWA, LLC, Kurt Panouses, of Indialantic, claimed a $15 million top prize from the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. They chose to receive the winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $11,175,000.00. The winning Scratch-Off ticket was […]

Rights of a Beneficiary Under a Will

Florida probate law is set forth within the Florida Statutes in Chapters 731 to 733. Florida Statute 733, titled “Administration of Estates”, identifies the procedural rules in administering estates and your rights as a beneficiary. Being a beneficiary of a Will is a difficult time as a loved one has passed away and you are […]

2020 Election: Politics, Taxes & More

Over the years I have looked at politics as being an institution that brings humor to my life and daily coffee conversation. However, as we move into this 2020 election, I believe it is time to sit down and reflect on our values and what these individual candidates are saying. In addition to the issues […]

Inheritance and Disability Benefits

An inheritance may affect the Social Security benefits you are receiving.  Essentially, Social Security provides two types of disability benefits.  One benefit is for disabled workers, the other benefit is for disabled adults and children with limited income and resources. The first type of benefit, the one for disabled workers (SSDI) is a benefit for […]

Kurt Panouses featured on Good Morning America again!

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If you’re lucky enough to score a winning ticket, here are some tips on what to do with your prize money.