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June 2013 Blog Archive

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

Guardianships In The State Of Florida Mon, Jun 24, 2013 If a resident of the State of Florida becomes incapacitated and no Power of Attorney or Trust has been set up, it becomes necessary to set up a guardianship.  A guardianship is a legal proceeding in the circuit courts of Florida in which a gua... Read More

A New Tool For Condos and HOAS Thu, Jun 20, 2013 The days of a community association (condo, hoa or cooperative) waiting years for a bank to foreclose so that the association can once again begin to receive much needed due and owing assessments is now history (for the most part).  On June 7, ... Read More

Is a Medical or Other Professional Practice a Marital Asset and, if so, How is it Valued and Distributed in a Florida Divorce? Mon, Jun 17, 2013 The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 1991 that if a husband's law practice had monetary value over and above the value of its tangible assets, separate and distinct from the reputation of the husband, then the practice had "good will," and the good w... Read More

Rice & Rose Law Firm Supports Public Education Mon, Jun 03, 2013 Paul Rice, pictured here along with his wife and friends, again sponsored the Futures Foundation's annual Caribbean Feast for 2013.  This year's event enjoyed a new venue at the Marina Grande condominiums on the Halifax River. Read More