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12/27/12 It's The Law: Lease With Option Can Be Useful

It's The Law Lease with Option Can be Useful (12/27/12) Question: Our family recently sold our home through a short sale. It looks like property prices are on the upswing and we do not want to get ...
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12/20/12 It's The Law: Guardianship Explained

It's The Law Guardianship Explained (12/20/12) Question: I have heard about court appointed guardians, but do not know what that means. Can you explain? Answer: A guardian is a person appointed by ...
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12/13/12 It's The Law: Attorney's Fees In A Divorce - Not Automatic

It's The Law Attorney's Fees in a Divorce – Not Automatic (12/13/12) Question: Does the court always award attorney's fees to one party in a divorce case? Answer: Section 61.16 of ...
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12/06/12 It's The Law: Homestead Not Exempt for Thieves

It's The Law – Homestead Not Exempt for Thieves (12/06/12) Question: I understand that homestead property is exempt from creditor claims. Does that include creditors pursuing a thief? ...
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11/29/12 It's The Law: Out Of State Law Might Overrule Florida

Question: I got divorced in another state and then moved to Florida. One of my friends tells me that part of my divorce judgment would not be permissible in Florida. He tells me I am bound by Florida ...
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11/21/12 It's The Law: Sovereign Immunity Protects The State

Question: I read in the paper about someone trying to sue a county but, the county was claiming immunity under something called "sovereign immunity". Can you explain sovereign immunity? ...
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11/15/12 It's The Law: Emotional Distress Damages Are Difficult

Question: My wife and I were trying to buy a house. After promising to sell to us, the owners sold to someone else. Our attorney says we do not have a claim because we did not have a written contract. ...
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11/07/12 It's The Law: Florida Is A Debtor's Haven

Question: I have heard that Florida is a very debtor friendly state. Can you explain? Answer: All states have exemptions from creditor claims for certain assets. These exemptions are intended to carry ...
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11/01/12 It's The Law: Many Types Of Alimony

Question: Some of my friends have recently been divorced. One got permanent alimony. Another got rehabilitative alimony, and yet another got lump sum alimony. What are the differences between these ...
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10/25/12 It's The Law: Reach From The Grave - Conditional Bequests

Question: Can I make a gift in my will that is conditioned on action or inaction by the beneficiary? I am thinking about leaving my grandchildren some money, but want to encourage them to good ...
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10/18/12 It's The Law: Joint Tenancy With The Right Of Survivorship Is Not The Same As Tenancy By The Entireties

Question: I just came from the bank. I was opening an account with my wife and we were confused. The form offered a choice of creating a joint tenancy with right of survivorship or a tenancy by the ...
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10/11/12 It's The Law: Think Before You Deed

Question: I want to add one of my children to the title to some real estate I own. I want to avoid probate and think this is an easy way to accomplish my goal. Do you see any problems with my ...
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10/04/12 It's The Law: How Child Support Is Calculated In Florida

Question: Can you tell me how child support is calculated in Florida? Answer: Lawyers, judges, and the legislature are continuously looking for ways to reduce issues in divorce cases. Florida has ...
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09/27/12 It's The Law: Security Deposit Requires Special Treatment

Question: I am going to be renting my condominium and understand Florida has a lot of requirements about security deposits. Can you explain? Answer: Florida’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act ...
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09/20/12 It's The Law: Caution Dangerous Instrumentality Involved

Question: I just got divorced and under my Settlement Agreement, my wife and I will continue to jointly own a boat and an airplane. I heard something about boats and airplanes being called ...
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It's The Law: Homosexuals Might Be Able To Adopt In Florida

Q: A friend of mine is a foster parent who has fostered six children over the past few years. All of those children were eventually placed for adoption in other homes. When I asked her why she did not ...
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09/13/12 It's The Law: Material Alteration Might Not Be Material Alteration

Question: I am on the Board of Directors of a condominium association. The Board wants to upgrade part of our building to a higher quality product that will have a longer life expectancy and far lower ...
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It's The Law: Creditors Must Protect Themselves In Probate

Question: I loaned money to a friend of mine. Before he paid it back, he died. I know I can file a claim with his estate, but I do not know how to be sure I get notice or how to protect myself. Can ...
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It's The Law: Child Support Is Set By Statute

Question: I am getting divorced and my spouse has offered to pay $500.00 per month in child support. How can I tell if that is fair? Answer: Florida child support is largely determined by statutory ...
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09/06/12 It's The Law: Egg Donor Can Claim Parental Rights

Question: We are considering the possibility of in vitro fertilization in an egg donor because of fertility problems. After birth, can the egg donor claim parental rights? Answer: In 1993, ...
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It's The Law: Blended Families Pose Special Challenges

Question: I am married to my second wife. Don't worry, I did get divorced from the first one before I got remarried. My question is how can I provide in my will for my wife during her lifetime, ...
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It's The Law: Contract Guarantee May Not Be Enforceable

Q: A few years ago I was in business with a partner. He took over the business, and now the landlord claims I owe money under a lease because I signed a guarantee. I am not in the business any more so ...
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08/30/12 It's The Law: Condominium Should Pursue Liens

Question: I am on the board of my condominium. We have an owner who has not paid assessments for over 6 months. I don't want to let the overdue amount get bigger. What options do we have for ...
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08/23/12 It's The Law: How To Deal With A Problem Tenant

Question: I have a problem tenant. He is behind in rent and plays loud music at all hours of the night, does not maintain the property, and otherwise breaks his lease at will. What are my rights? ...
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It's The Law: Child Custody Modification Requires Material Change In Circumstances

Q: I am divorced and my children live most of the time with my ex-spouse. I think they would do a lot better living with me so I am considering asking the court to change their living arrangement. ...
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