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ATTORNEY FEES NOT ALWAYS AWARDED

Clients are often disappointed to find out attorney's fees are not part of every judgment. Most think it is only fair that because they have been wronged, one way or another, the wrongdoer should ...
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ESTATE PLANNING PROVIDES LIFETIME PROTECTIONS

When most people think of estate planning, they think about giving their assets away after death. But, estate planning should involve so much more. An attorney discussing estate planning with his or ...
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ESTATE PLANNING TO AVOID PROBATE REQUIRES THOUGHT

Estate planning is something many put off for years and in some cases their entire life. Thinking of one's mortality is not necessarily appealing, and taking time with an attorney to prepare ...
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FLORIDA HOMESTEAD IS PROTECTED FROM CREDITORS

Most people know that Florida provides special tax treatment for homestead property. A more important benefit may be Florida's Constitution protection from creditor claims. Article X, Subsection 4 ...
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INCOME DEFINED BROADLY FOR CHILD SUPPORT

INCOME DEFINED BROADLY FOR CHILD SUPPORT By: William G. Morris, Esq. One of the hard-fought issues in divorce cases is child support. In an effort to minimize that battle, the legislature has ...
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CONDO DISCLOSURE MANDATED IN FLORIDA

Florida's legislature has been concerned with condominium regulation for almost 50 years. Florida's first Condominium Act was adopted in 1963 and has been amended almost every year since. The ...
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TRUSTS CAN BE CONFUSING-TRUST ME

Trusts have been around for centuries. Despite that long heritage, few people really understand trusts. There is not simply one type or form of trust. The same type of trust can even be referenced by ...
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DEEDS CONVEY REAL PROPERTY

Transfers of real property have been made for eons. It is possible even our caveman ancestors staked out claims to land. Modern ownership of real property is conveyed by a deed. Over the years, ...
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MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS REQUIRE WRITTEN ESTIMATES

Getting a car repaired can be one of the most frustrating experiences in life. Even though most repair shops do a good job and treat customers fairly, repairs can be more expensive than planned and ...
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JUDGE MUST EQUITABLY DIVIDE MARITAL ASSETS IN DIVORCE

Florida has no fault divorce. That means, if one of the parties says the marriage is over….it is over. Filing for a Florida divorce is relatively simple. One spouse must be a resident of ...
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FLORIDA IS A DEBTORS HAVEN

Florida takes a lot of pride in its balanced budget. Part of the effort to maintain a balanced budget is public policy protecting homes and families. Through both its Constitution and statutes, ...
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CLOSING COSTS

Sale price of real estate is not the only expense in a sale. There are a lot of expenses associated with buying or selling real estate and they can add up. Residential buyers and sellers are often ...
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SOME CONTRACT DEADLINES ARE FLEXIBLE

Some people believe that all provisions in a contract must be strictly performed. Others have a laissez faire attitude. Both can be right, depending on contract language and circumstances. Real estate ...
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CAN I FLY MY FLAG?

Over the years, condominium, cooperative and homeowners associations frequently battled with homeowners over the display of flags. Some battles included giant flag poles and giant flags. Others, were ...
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VISITOR CAN BE TRESPASSER, LICENSEE OR INVITEE

People seem to get hurt everywhere. Tripping, falling into holes, falling down stairs or something more painful. In many cases, the injured person's first thought is who can I sue? The property ...
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ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES TO AVOID

The internet is awash with help for the do it yourself estate planner. It is also full of tips for the do it yourself auto mechanic, home electrician or plumber. If you like, there are even kits and ...
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FLORIDA'S LEMON LAW

A car with many problems is often referred to as a lemon. In an effort to assist the unlucky purchasers of new cars with problems, and turn lemon into lemonade, Florida's legislature enacted the ...
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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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