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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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08/16/12 It's The Law: Termination For Pregnancy May Be Legal

Question: My boss fired me because I was pregnant. Isn't that a violation of Florida law? Answer: There is no Common Law prohibition against employment discrimination based on pregnancy. That ...
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It's The Law: Estate Tax Is Dead - But Comes Back To Life Next Year

Question: I heard that the Estate Tax was abolished. Is that true? Answer: It's complicated. The estate tax rules were overhauled by the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 ...
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08/09/12 It's The Law: Copy Of Will Can Be Probated

Question: My dad recently died. We cannot find his original will, but have found numerous copies of it in his desk. Can we probate a copy instead of the original will? Answer: Florida courts have long ...
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It's The Law: Felony V. Misdemeanor

Q: I'm always hearing people talk about crimes saying things like second degree, misdemeanor, third degree, capital, first degree. What do all these things mean and what's the difference?? A: ...
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It's The Law: Documentary Stamp Tax Can Be Expensive

Question : I recently sold some property and at the closing was charged over $2,000.00 for deed stamps. What are deed stamps and why do I have to pay them? Answer: Deed stamps are not sold by the post ...
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08/02/12 It's The Law: Parenting Plan Must Be Approved By The Court

Question: I am in the midst of a divorce. My attorney said we must prepare a parenting plan for our children. He also told me the plan must be approved by the court and if my spouse and I cannot agree ...
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