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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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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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