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Blog Posts in 2017

DEFECTIVE THREE DAY NOTICE

In order to begin the eviction process, you must first start by terminating the tenancy. Although there are several ways that a tenancy can be terminated in the State of Florida, this blog will focus ...
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How Do I Adopt A Child In Florida?

Although it might vary depending on your county, the process for adoption in Florida typically involves an orientation session, an in-depth training program, a study of your home, and a background ...
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Is Possession of a Marijuana Vaporizer a Misdemeanor or Felony?

Do you know whether possession of a marijuana vaporizer is a misdemeanor or felony? The answer to this question is: it depends. The state of Florida is quite strict regarding drug crimes, and if ...
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Are you a landlord attempting to evict a tenant that owes rent?

Here are two practices a landlord should never do during an eviction. 1. Changing the locks. The first action that a landlord may consider is to wait until the tenants go out, and while they are out ...
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TO QUIET TITLE OR NOT TO QUIET TITLE?

A quiet title action is an action filed in court to remove some “cloud” or defect on the title to real property. The defect can be a mortgage lien or judgment against the title that is no ...
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Starting the Eviction Process

Many people want to start the eviction process, but not everyone understands what situations can make this a possibility. In some cases, evictions are necessary--though in some unlucky instances, ...
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The Basics of Eviction for Landlords

I receive several calls a month from potential client’s seeking to start an eviction process who are slightly misunderstood as to what situations would give rise to the right to seek eviction in ...
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Can I Represent Myself in Probate Court in Florida

In most other areas of the law you have a fundamental legal right to represent yourself in a court of law. However, that is not the case in Florida in regards to probate if you are appointed as a ...
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What are the Different Probate Processes Available in Florida?

In SW Florida Counties such as Lee County, Charlotte, County, Hendry and Collier County, there are the same probate procedures available as in the rest of the State of Florida. All of the Probate ...
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What You Shouldn't Say After a Car Accident

When you’re dealing with something as serious as a motor vehicle accident, especially where people were injured, what you do or do not say after the crash can hold significant weight later on. ...
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What Is the Right Age to Consider Estate Planning Documents

Last month, my partners and I were fortunate enough to be featured on B103.9's Morning Show, aka “Big Momma and the Wild Bunch.” It was definitely a memorable and exciting experience. ...
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Florida Electronic Wills Act Vetoed

Florida lawmakers recently vetoed the Florida Electronic Wills Act, which would have legalized electronic wills throughout the state. Had it been passed, the bill would have allowed for the electronic ...
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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability accidents happen every day, so if you ever find yourself injured or otherwise harmed on another person or company’s property, you should know precisely what you’re ...
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A Canadian Investor's Guide to Florida Investments

Are you a Canadian investor in Florida businesses? If you have a stake in any limited liability partnership businesses (otherwise known as L.L.Ps), then you could be seeing your annual tax burden rise ...
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How Much Does it Cost to File For A Divorce in Florida?

Everything You Need to Know About Florida Divorce Costs Divorce, if it isn’t already difficult enough, can present financial challenges to those filing as well as those being served with divorce ...
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What Are My Rights as a Tenant?

The relationship between landlords and tenants can be difficult if not all rights and responsibilities are being adhered to by both parties. Florida is one of the most populated states in the U.S., ...
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What Happens to Your Military Pension in a Divorce?

Going through a divorce is complicated enough as it is, but if you or your spouse is in the military, you also have the issue of military pensions to contend with. In essence, a divorce aims to divide ...
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Factors Considered by Florida Courts When Deciding Child Custody

Child custody is meant to be assigned only to parents that a family law court has deemed capable of safely and responsibly raising a child. While Florida family law judges typically want to assign ...
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Understanding the Basics of Quiet Titles in Real Estate Law

When you purchase a new piece of real estate, home, or other type of property, ideally the title to that property will be entirely clean and ready for whatever you have planned in the future. In ...
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Foreigners Holding U.S. Property & The Need for Incorporation & Trust Work

Foreign investors can stand to make a decent profit and a strong reputation through holding or renting property in the United States — but only if legal obstacles and challenges are understood ...
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LLCs Limit Personal Liability

If you are considering an LLC, it is important to understand the limitation of personal liability involved when lawsuits arise relating to your property. In the state of Florida, homestead protection ...
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