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Who Pays for the Tab? Thu, Dec 19, 2013 Very few people would ever dispute that litigation is an investment.  Although some cases are for money while others are to achieve a non-monetary goal, all court related matters are about improving one’s quality of life or obtaining tha... Read More

The Devil is Always in the Detail Tue, Nov 05, 2013 A will is the most common instrument associated with estate planning and is a document most people are familiar with due to movies, television, and other forms of media.  One question many clients have is how formal does a document have to be ... Read More

“I now pronounce you judgment proof.” Wed, Sep 18, 2013 When many people picture the benefits of marriage they often envision companionship, financial security, and a partner with which you can share your life experiences.  While all of those are certainly true, there is one benefit that is often ov... Read More

When is a Landlord Liable for Personal Injury? Mon, Aug 12, 2013 Absent a contractual modification, the law generally holds that a Landlord is not liable for injuries sustained on a rented property during the term of the lease.  There are, however, a few exceptions based on the theory that at times the Land... Read More

Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act Tue, Jul 09, 2013 The “Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act” governs the relationship between landlords and tenants when they enter into a residential rental agreement.  On June 7, 2003, Governor Scott approved CS/HB 77 which serves to change... Read More

Understand What you Execute: An Overview of the Florida Power of Attorney Mon, Jun 24, 2013 A Power of Attorney is a powerful legal document which delegates authority from one individual to another.  Specifically, the maker of the power of attorney, also known as the “principal,” grants the right to act on their behalf to ... Read More

Home Co-Ownership - You May Need An Attorney! Mon, May 06, 2013 When it comes to owning a home, co-ownership is certainly not uncommon.  Even if one were to ignore co-ownership between a husband and wife, there are times when multiple siblings inherit a home from a deceased parent, or scenarios under which ... Read More

Probate, It Doesn’t Have to be Problematic Tue, Mar 26, 2013 If you ask most individuals to describe the function of a will, chances are the majority will be able to at least state that it is a document used to transfer property upon one’s passing. Ask those same individuals to describe “probate&r... Read More

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