Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Florida

When getting a divorce in Florida, there are many things that need to be worked out. One of the first decisions that needs to be made is whether your case will be considered contested, or uncontested. Understanding what each of these are, and when they should be used, can help you decide how to move forward. This blog will provide an introduction to each, and when they are used. What is a Contested Divorce? A contested divorce is what most ...
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The 5 Possible Alternatives to Foreclosure

Falling behind on your mortgage payments is something that happens to millions of people each year. If you receive a foreclosure notice, or you fear you might get one soon, it can be quite a scary experience. Just because you’re facing foreclosure, however, doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Today more than ever, there are viable options that can help you get caught up on your payments, and exit foreclosure in a strong position to keep your home ...
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An Overview of Mechanic’s Liens

Anyone working as a contractor needs to understand what a mechanic’s lien is and how they can effectively help protect your business. A simple definition is that a mechanic’s lien is a security interest to a piece of property (real property or personal property) that is put in place in order to ensure that someone who has provided labor and/or materials to improve the property receives the money due for the service or supply they ...
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Do You Know the Main Differences Between Contested and Uncontested Divorces in Florida?

When getting a divorce, there are two main options available in Florida. You and your soon-to-be-ex will need to determine if you will have a contested or an uncontested divorce. Understanding the main differences between the two can help you to figure out which one will be best in your situation. The best place to start is to look at what an uncontested divorce is. If you can meet the requirements for an uncontested divorce, it’s the most ideal ...
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4 Tips for Creating a Great Parenting Plan

Creating a great parenting plan for your children isn’t nearly as easy as many people think. Both parents involved are going to inevitably have different opinions on what is best for each situation, and neither is going to get everything that they want. There are endless resources available that explain the specific topics that should be included in a parenting plan, and your attorney will help you with that as well. This blog, however, offers ...
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How is Paternity Established in Florida?

In Florida, when a married woman gives birth, the woman’s husband is the presumed father in the eyes of the law. Except in fairly rare situations, the mother and father don’t have to do anything but sign the birth certificate in order to gain all the legal rights and responsibilities that come with being parents. If an unmarried woman gives birth, however, it becomes necessary to establish legal paternity so that the father can be granted all the ...
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Hurricane and Homeowner’s Insurance Bad Faith Claims

The homeowner’s insurance industry in Florida is unique in many ways. Due to its geographic location, Florida is exposed to a significant amount of risks due to tropical storms and hurricanes that bring devastating winds and flooding. From 2004-2006, the area was hit by many hurricanes including Katrina, Charley, Frances, and Iva among others. This resulted in billions of dollars in homeowner’s insurance claims, which nearly bankrupted many ...
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4 Reasons Why Attorneys Can Be Your Biggest Allies if You are Getting Your Loan Modified

If you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments, you might have heard about loan modification options that are available. These modifications can be offered by the mortgage company on their own, or through one of several government programs designed to help keep people in their homes when going through financial difficulties. Mortgage companies tend to try to work with you directly on these types of things, which on the surface may seem ...
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The Notice of Claim: Understanding Florida Chapter 558 Claims

When a construction company is building a structure for a customer, it is expected that when everything is completed, everything will work as it should. Given the complexity of these projects, however, it is not extremely uncommon to have a defect occur somewhere along the way. In most cases, these defects are fairly minor and can be remedied without any trouble. When the defect is more significant and not something that the property owner can ...
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A Brief Guide to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA)

Purchasing a pre-construction condominium, home, townhouse, or other structure can be a really exciting event. When everything goes according to your expectations, you will have the time you need to prepare to move into your new home. Upon its completion, you’ll be living in a brand new home with all the latest and greatest features that you want. There are times, however, that things don’t go according to plan. If or when this happens, you need ...
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