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NEGLIGENCE CAN EQUAL LIABILITY

As the shackles on lawyer advertising are removed, it seems like lawyers are frequently advertising for injured people to hire their services. They do not want everyone who is injured. They only want ...
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LEGISLATIVE PROTECTION FOR CONDO AND HOA BUYERS

Buying a home or investment property is not without risk. Buyers should be working with experienced attorneys, Realtors and other professionals to avoid anticipated problems. But, buyers often move ...
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SIDEWALK TRIPS AND LIABILITY

Sidewalk cracks are all too common. Everyone has seen them. Some have tripped over them and been seriously injured. When that happens, the question becomes who is liable for those injuries? Liability ...
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ALIMONY DIFFERENT WAYS

Alimony has a long history. Its genesis can be traced as far back as the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi almost 4,000 years ago. Its origin was intended to take care of the former wife, since women had ...
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ALTERNATIVES TO LAWSUITS

Lawsuits are expensive. Even in smaller cases, the parties can pay tens of thousands of dollars in attorney's fees. Attorney's fees exceed the amount in dispute in many cases. Unless the ...
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GIFT REMORSE, TAKE BACKS OR RETURNS

The joy of Christmas giving has passed and many recipients and even givers are having second thoughts. Can that gift be returned to the store? Or, if the relationship has soured, can a gift be taken ...
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SELLERS CAN BE FORCED TO CONVEY

Real estate sale are a big part of Southwest Florida's economic engine. Investors, property managers, rental agents, sales agents and others all have an economic interest in real estate transfers. ...
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SHOPPING INJURY MIGHT FALL ON THE INJURED

People can get hurt in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. Jostling at a crowded sales table, walking through a store with extra stacked merchandise and shoppers with the ever present drink cup ...
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THE AS IS CONTRACT MAY NOT BE AS IS

Most of the contracts used for residential real estate sales include provisions that allow buyers to inspect the property before consummating their purchase. Some contracts require the seller to make ...
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CONDOMINIUMS HAVE OPTIONS FOR BAD BEHAVIOR

Condominium living can provide the best of all worlds. Condominium owners have a home, amenities and the association takes care of the maintenance. It is a particularly attractive option for part-time ...
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CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS FIX IS NOT SO EASY

Hurricane Irma whirled through our area one year ago. Screen enclosures and roofs took the brunt of Irma's wrath, but many structures suffered more severe damage. Some contractors did less than ...
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BUSINESS ENTITIES - THERE ARE DIFFERENCES

Starting a business involves many issues, not the least of which is what entity will operate the business. Many of the same concerns arise when dealing with a business. Taxation and liability are ...
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REAL ESTATE CLOSING DOCUMENTS EXPLAINED

Southwest Florida is a virtual mecca for residential real estate sales. Year round opportunity for outdoor activities, clean air and lower crime attract more people each year. Many that are here buy, ...
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CONDO BUDGETS, ASSESSMENTS AND LIENS

Florida’s legislature realized the importance of assuring the public that buying a condominium is safe in Florida. The first Condominium Act (Act) was adopted by the legislature in 1963 and has ...
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THE MYSTERY OF PROBATE

The first question many ask while preparing a Will is why does a Will have to go through probate? The answer to that question is a historical journey through the laws we inherited from England. In ...
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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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