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Blog Posts in September, 2012

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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