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Blog Posts in February, 2012

It's The Law: Condo And HOA Resales Require Disclosures

Question: I have a contract to sell my condominium. The buyer just told me he is terminating the contract and can get his deposit back because the contract did not disclose that the buyer could ...
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It's The Law: Condo Association Can Buy Unit At Foreclosure

Question: I am president of a condominium association. One of our units is in mortgage foreclosure. Our board is interested in buying the unit, renting it and eventually selling it at a profit when ...
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02/23/12 It's The Law: Statutes Provide Auto Repair Protection

Question: I took my car to the shop for repair. The bill was much higher than I expected and now the shop owner claims he will sell my car unless I pay the bill. Do I have rights? Answer: Vehicle ...
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It's The Law: Custody Changes Are Not Easy

Q: My spouse got custody of our children in our divorce. I have since remarried and am doing well financially. I think our children would be better off with me. How difficult is it to change custody ...
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It's The Law: Divorcing Spouse Can Get Personal Injury Award To The Other Spouse

Q: I was in a car accident and am in the process of settling my claim for a substantial amount of money. My spouse just filed for divorce and claims my personal injury award is subject to division in ...
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It's The Law: DNA Testing May Not Be Used To Determine Beneficiary

Q: My grandfather’s will leave everything to his children and their “descendants by blood.” Our family has often gossiped that my uncle Frank is not really the father of my cousin ...
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02/16/12 It's The Law: Florida Has A Lemon Law

Question: I bought a new car a few months ago and it has a lot of problems. It has been in the shop more than on the road. Doesn't Florida have a law that will make the dealer give me a new car? ...
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It's The Law: Florida Gift Presumption Of Jointly Owned Property Loses To Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Q: I heard Florida law provides that if I buy property and place it in joint names with my spouse, my spouse owns half of it and at divorce my spouse retains that half. I have a prenuptial agreement ...
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It's The Law: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Does Not Apply To Condo Fines

Q: I am on a condominium board of directors. Some of our owners are not paying their assessments and others refuse to pay fines. We sent a demand letter and the owner claims that we are in violation ...
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02/09/12 Its The Law: Dead Men Still Pay Bills

Question: If someone dies, how do his creditors get paid? Answer: Death is not generally a good method for avoiding creditors. In addition to the obvious disadvantage, Florida statutes credit ...
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It's The Law: Florida Real Estate Commission Regulates Brokers

Q: I heard a Realtor who was convicted of drunk driving lost his real estate license because of that conviction. I do not think drunk driving has anything to do with real estate sales. Can the Florida ...
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It's The Law: Florida's Deceptive And Unfair Trade Practices Act May Afford Relief To Borrowers

Q: I have an adjustable rate loan and my monthly payment has increased a lot over the past two years. At the time I got my loan, the lender showed me a chart under which my monthly payment would only ...
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It's The Law: Foreclosure, Forbearance, Forget It - Mortgage Problem Opportunities

Q: I am behind in my mortgage and I am afraid I will lose my home through foreclosure. What might happen if I don't get enough of money to pay the mortgage? A: Until the past few years, there was ...
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It's The Law: Increase In Value Of Non-Marital Asset Might Be Marital

Question: I owned a house when I got married. Now I am getting divorced and my spouse wants half of the house. Do I get to keep the house? Answer: Section 61.075 of Florida Statutes governs ...
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T's The Law: Marriage May Not Need To Meet All Legal Requirements To Be Valid

Question: I understand Florida has a lot of technical requirements that must be met to have a legally recognized marriage. A friend of mine told me that he got married in Florida without a license and ...
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It's The Law: Mediation Can Resolve Lawsuits

Question: I am involved in a lawsuit and my attorney tells me the judge has ordered our case to mediation. Can you explain mediation? Answer: Mediation is a process under which a neutral mediator ...
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