Running and operating a rapidly growing construction company can be extremely time consuming. However, one aspect of our business that we would never jeopardize is the need for a strong legal team. Since the inception of our business we have worked with Rita Jackman and Adam Stevens to handle all of our legal needs. Their services have allowed our company to focus our undivided attention on our ...

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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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Simple vs. Complex Wills: Which Should You Choose?

While most people understand that a will is something they should have, their understanding of the functions that it serves is usually limited. What should your will say? And more importantly, will a ...
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Proving Fault in a Premises Liability Case

Premises liability claims often represent a difficult area of personal injury law and litigation, mainly due to the fact that the person who is hurt is often alone and seemingly at fault. When someone ...
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Considering Special Needs Dependents When Creating an Estate Plan

It can be a considerable challenge for people with chronic illnesses and mental disabilities to take care of themselves. Many require a caretaker to watch over them or a family member to provide for ...
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What Happens if Someone Passes Away Without a Will?

In the event that someone passes away without a will in Florida, state intestate succession laws will dictate how assets are distributed. While the state does implement guidelines, without a will in ...
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Understanding Trusts in Fort Myers

Unlike a will, a trust is used to create a legal entity that can hold assets for your benefit or the benefit of another while you are alive. Trusts can also contain provisions stating how these assets ...
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Wills in Fort Myers

No matter how large or small your personal estate may be, having a last will and testament is very important and can provide peace of mind knowing that should you meet an untimely demise, your ...
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Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

If you have been shopping around the real estate market in your area for a new home, at one point or another, someone has probably told you that you need title insurance. Even if you are just poking ...
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What Are the Benefits of Contingency Fees?

For the average person, the main concern when hiring a personal injury attorney is cost. It is no secret that lawyers have a reputation for charging exorbitant fees, despite the fact that there is no ...
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Should I Have an Attorney Help with My Real Estate Closing?

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home, business, or another piece of real property? You surely understand that it is far more complicated than buying or selling smaller commercial goods, like ...
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Real Estate Law FAQ: How Much Do Closings Cost?

Whenever you complete a real estate transaction, you will generate what is known as closing costs, or the price of actually transferring the title of a piece of property from one party to another, as ...
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William M. Powell, Esq. Joins Your Advocates, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A.

The Fort Myers attorneys at Your Advocates, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. are proud to announce the addition of William M. Powell, Esq. to our firm’s ranks! As a result of this ...
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Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A.

At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. , we represent clients with a broad spectrum of legal matters. It is important to us to ensure that they have all the resources needed to gain a ...
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Helpful Advice for Creating a Visitation Schedule

Creating a mutually acceptable visitation schedule can sometimes be challenging amidst the emotional turmoil of a divorce. Conflicting availabilities and raised tensions can create major roadblocks ...
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Children & Divorce During the Holidays

If you have recently divorced, the holiday season can be a bittersweet time for your children. While this time of year is happy for many, the holidays can have an adverse effect on children of ...
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What is Digital Probate?

For the longest time, assets and their records used to all be physical, collected in stacks of mail, file cabinets full of paperwork, and other organizational methods. In the modern age, though, ...
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Your Advocates Have a New Office Location

Your Advocates – your trusted Fort Myers probate attorneys – are never satisfied until our clients are satisfied. To help bring the ultimate client experience to the people who come to us ...
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How Can a Will Become Contested?

Sometimes even the most-carefully drafted wills are going to go through probate. The question that arises is how long will it remain there? If everything goes to plan and the estate in question is ...
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