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HURRICANE INSURANCE CLAIMS CAN BE A DAUNTING LABYRINTH

HURRICANE INSURANCE CLAIMS CAN BE A DAUNTING LABYRINTH By: William G. Morris, Esq. Hurricanes are short-lived. It is the time after hurricane that is most problematic. A comprehensive discussion of ...
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ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY CONTRACTS AND THEIR PROBLEMS

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY CONTRACTS AND THEIR PROBLEMS By: William G. Morris, Esq. Few will argue that Florida is a mecca for the elderly. Warm climate, medical facilities that specialize in ailments ...
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DOGS NOT MAN'S BEST FRIEND FOR LIABILITY

DOGS NOT MAN'S BEST FRIEND FOR LIABILITY By: William G. Morris, Esq. Most animal owners are responsible for actions of their animals but can avail themselves of common law defenses that have been ...
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LEGISLATURE FREQUENTLY TINKERS WITH CHILD CUSTODY

LEGISLATURE FREQUENTLY TINKERS WITH CHILD CUSTODY By: William G. Morris, Esq. The two biggest issues in most divorce cases are money and children. Who gets the kids and how often involves a variety of ...
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WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES OR THE BEST LAID PLANS...

WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES OR THE BEST LAID PLANS… By: William G. Morris, Esq. One day you realize you have done pretty well in life. You have a car, a house, financial accounts maybe even a ...
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Sunrise Rotary recognizes Rotarian of the Year

Congratulations Bill Morris for winning the Rotarian of the year award!! Thank you for your dedication and valuable contributions.
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HOW TO SPLIT THE MARITAL PIE IN DIVORCE

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OR HOW TO SPLIT THE MARITAL PIE IN DIVORCE By: William G. Morris, Esq. Florida is a no fault divorce state. Under Florida law, there are two grounds for divorce: the marriage is ...
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ESTATE PLANNING - YOU ARE GONE BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR ASSETS?

ESTATE PLANNING – YOU ARE GONE BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR ASSETS? By: William G. Morris, Esq. Estate planning is a popular topic, especially in a retirement mecca like Florida. That popularity brings ...
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10/09/14 It's the Law: Pets Are Not Automatically Allowed Under The Fair Housing Act

It's The Law Pets Are Not Automatically Allowed Under The Fair Housing Act (10/09/14) Question: I have a dog. My dog is my companion. Without my dog, I am very lonely. My landlord says dogs are ...
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10/02/14 It's the Law: Oral Discussions Won't Change Written Contracts

It's The Law Oral Discussions Won't Change Written Contracts (10/02/14) Question: I recently signed a contract. After I read it carefully, I realized it does not match the agreement I thought ...
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09/25/14 It's the Law: Ashes to Ashes - Are Remains Property?

It's The Law Ashes to Ashes – Are Remains Property? (09/25/14) Question: I have heard of people fighting over who gets the ashes of a cremated relative. It occurred to me that the ashes ...
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09/19/14 It's the Law: Oral Modification Barred But Still Allowed

It's The Law Oral Modification Barred But Still Allowed (09/18/14) Question: I signed a contract but later wanted to change it. The contract included a sentence that stated any modification must ...
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09/11/14 It's the Law: Alternative to Trial Usually Ordered By Judges

It's The Law Alternative to Trial Usually Ordered By Judges (09/11/14) Question: I am in the middle of a lawsuit. My lawyer told me the judge will order us to complete alternative dispute ...
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09/04/14 It's the Law: Employer Not Always Liable for Damage by Employee

It's The Law Employer Not Always Liable for Damage by Employee (09/04/14) Question: One of my friends was injured by an employee of a major company. His injuries are significant. My friend's ...
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08/29/14 It's The Law: Surprises When Property is Divided in Divorce

It's The Law Surprises When Property is Divided in Divorce (08/28/14) Question: I am getting divorced. I inherited a lot of money from my father and do not think my spouse should get any of that. ...
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08/21/14 It's the Law: Living Trusts Can Be Misunderstood

It's The Law Living Trusts Can be Misunderstood (08/21/14) Question: A friend of mine told me he just completed a living trust for estate planning purposes. He said I should consider one, but I do ...
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08/15/14 It's The Law: Income Can Be Imputed For Alimony and Child Support

It's The Law Income Can Be Imputed For Alimony or Child Support (08/15/14) Question: I am going through a divorce. My spouse has threatened to stop working so my spouse will not have to pay ...
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08/08/14 It's The Law: Death Affects Divorce

It's The Law Death Affects Divorce (08/08/14) Question: A friend of mine just found out he is very ill. He is in the middle of a divorce. What happens if he dies? Answer: If one of the spouses in ...
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07/31/14 It's The Law: Condominium Lien May Not Include All Assessments

It's The Law Condominium Lien May Not Include All Assessments (07/31/14) Question: I am on the board of directors for my condominium. We have a disagreement concerning liens for unpaid ...
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07/24/14 It's the Law: Annulment of Marriage is a Possible Option

It's The Law Annulment of Marriage is a Possible Option (07/24/14) Question: My spouse and I are breaking up. One of my friends said I should have my marriage annulled rather than a divorce. Can ...
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07/17/14 It's the Law: The Alimony Can Be Modified

It's The Law The Alimony Can Be Modified (07/17/14) Question: I got divorced 10 years ago. Since then, my income has dropped and my former spouse has done quite well. As part of our settlement, I ...
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07/10/14 It's the Law: LLC a Better Bet for Creditor Protection

It's The Law LLC a Better Bet for Creditor Protection (07/10/14) Question: We are starting a new company. I think we should be a corporation. One of the other investors says we should be a limited ...
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07/03/14 It's The Law: Employer Cannot Discriminate Due to Preganancy

It's The Law Employer Cannot Discriminate Due to Pregnancy (07/02/14) Question: My wife is pregnant. Her employer is giving her a hard time, made her move to a new position and has refused to ...
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06/26/14 It's the Law: The Estate Planning Documents Explained

It's The Law The Estate Planning Documents Explained (06/26/14) Question: I have been reading on the internet about different types of estate planning documents. I understand someone can have a ...
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06-19-14 It's The Law - Homestead Is Not Without Quirks

It's The Law Homestead Is Not Without Quirks (06/19/14) Question: My friend owns a home but he does not live in it. He claims it gets Florida's homestead tax break. How can that be? Answer: ...
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