An Overview of the Quiet Title

Those who are looking to purchase real property in Florida should perform a title search and engage in other due-diligence measures to ensure that, if they eventually decide to purchase property in the Sunshine State, the process goes as smoothly as possible. It is not uncommon, though, for certain issues involved with a property’s title to come up during the title search. One problem that can arise is the discovery that the person selling the ...
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Why Establishing Paternity is Worth the Trouble

Having children outside of marriage has become more commonplace and accepted in society over the past few decades. Through this societal shift has come awareness of the importance of fathers’ establishing paternity of their children. For unmarried couples who get along well when it comes to their children, though, what are the benefits of establishing paternity? This blog will explain why it is a good idea to do so, even if things are going well ...
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Why Establishing Paternity is Worth the Trouble

Having children outside of marriage has become more commonplace and accepted in society over the past few decades. Through this societal shift has come awareness of the importance of fathers’ establishing paternity of their children. For unmarried couples who get along well when it comes to their children, though, what are the benefits of establishing paternity? This blog will explain why it is a good idea to do so, even if things are going well ...
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An Overview of the Quiet Title

Those who are looking to purchase real property in Florida should perform a title search and engage in other due-diligence measures to ensure that, if they eventually decide to purchase property in the Sunshine State, the process goes as smoothly as possible. It is not uncommon, though, for certain issues involved with a property’s title to come up during the title search. One problem that can arise is the discovery that the person selling the ...
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Legal vs. Physical Custody in Florida

The question of child custody is one of the most sensitive issues that must be addressed during divorce proceedings. Did you know, however, that there are two primary types of custody in the state of Florida? The two classifications are legal and physical custody, and they refer to different aspects of a parent’s purview when it comes to caring for their children. This blog will lay out many important details concerning legal and physical ...
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Contingencies in a Florida Real Estate Contract

Real estate transactions are among the most complicated financial deals that ordinary citizens will ever make in their lifetimes. One of the factors that contributes to the complexity of real estate contracts is the presence of contingency provisions. Now, the concept of contingency provisions is fairly simple: the sale of a particular home or piece of real property cannot go through without something else happening (or something happening in a ...
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Emergency Temporary Custody in Florida

Parents who are no longer in a relationship, either in marriage or simply romantic partners, can sometimes clash over custody of their children. In a divorce, this is often the most sensitive and delicate item to be decided. Sometimes, these disagreements turn into true animosity. For that reason, parents sometimes do not let the other parent see their children or hand them over when it is their turn to have physical custody.  When one parent ...
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What Can a Civil Law Notary Do?

In the state of Florida, there are two positions that have the power to attest to the validity of signatures on legal documents: a notary public and civil law notary. Notaries public are U.S. citizens (18 or older) who have a clean criminal record and complete a three-hour course with the state. Upon passing, one may be a notary public for one or more four-year terms. While a notary public is certainly useful in many situations, a Florida civil ...
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What Must a Corporate Name Include?

Written by: Nataline Garcia, Esq. If you have been considering creating a new business entity, there are certain requirements you must consider prior to incorporating. Under Florida Statute 607.040 a corporate name: Must contain the word “corporation,” “company,” or “incorporated” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” or “Inc.,” or “Co.,” or the designation “Corp,” or “Inc,” or “Co,” as will clearly indicate that it is a corporation instead of a ...
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What are Florida Articles of Incorporation?

Written by: Nataline Garcia, Esq. Florida law requires that a new company, wishing to incorporate in the state of Florida, file articles of incorporation with the Florida Department of State.  The articles of incorporation are a formal set of documents filed with the State of Florida legally creating a business entity. Articles of incorporation generally contain important information related to the business such as the business name, address, ...
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