Back to School Considerations for Co-parents

The school buses are on the roads and our kids are back in the classroom. It can be an exciting time of year as our kids get back to seeing their friends and educators on a daily basis – but it can also be a stressful time for parents. Co-parents in particular face new challenges during this time of year. Custody and visitation schedules are already locked in by the courts, but those schedules might not look the same with students needing more ...
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What Does the Probate Process Look Like?

When an estate enters probate, the process can look different for each case. Factors like the number of assets, the form of the estate (will vs. an unfinished trust, etc.), and how much the personal representative to the estate has in order can change what the process looks like. We often hear from clients who want to know the exact timeline for how long an estate will take to get through probate, but it’s hard to generalize. The courts and ...
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What Are the Responsibilities of a Financial Power of Attorney?

A financial power of attorney (POA) plays an integral role in taking care of a loved one. The POA must make key financial decisions on behalf of the loved one when they’re incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions on their own. People will often select a POA who they know has the financial knowledge and capacity to handle the role, but it’s important to know what the legal responsibilities are and what curveballs may come your ...
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What Happens to Abandoned Property After Eviction in Florida?

When landlords and homeowners are forced to evict problem tenants, the issues often don’t end when the tenant vacates the property. Some Florida landlords deal with leftover damage, cleaning, and, in some cases, leftover personal property. This becomes an issue because not only will time and effort be wasted taking care of items left behind – the landlord must also know the proper Florida statutes that apply to the abandoned items before ...
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What Options Do I Have After Foreclosure in Florida?

Nobody wants to be forced out of their home and onto the street. It’s a nightmare scenario for every family, but Florida foreclosures are a continued challenge as families struggle to grasp the woeful economy. The idea of having to rip our family from the roots we’ve laid down can be alarming, but foreclosure doesn’t mean you need to get out tomorrow and you may even get help covering relocation costs. Your options ultimately depend strongly ...
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It’s Not Too Late to Recover Your Condominium Deposit

Look, we fully understand why the current Florida real estate market is forcing many buyers into bad situations. We all need a place to live, but it can be hard to navigate a market where sellers are jacking up prices and new developments are nearly impossible to get into. We frequently hear from clients who signed pre-construction contracts on condominiums and put down large deposits to land a home. This is a common and logical step to secure ...
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Why a Loan Modification Could Be Right for You

Loans play an integral role in our society. Institutions front people with money to help them secure assets and necessities to help them prosper day-to-day and build the lives they want and need. However, the loans will need to be paid back and oftentimes we bite off a bit more than we can chew or we need to adjust our finances to open new doors. Whether you want to lower monthly payments to free up cash flow or are feeling overwhelmed by the ...
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Don’t Get Scared Away by a “Buyer’s Market” or “Seller’s Market”

The Florida real estate market remains one of, if not THE, hottest real estate market in the country. People want to be a part of the Sunshine State and take advantage of the many benefits of living here. After a raucous 2021 on the market, 2022 got off to a similar start. Now, we’re seeing signs the bubble could be bursting in the housing market. But, what does that mean for you? People constantly throw out the terms “buyer’s market” or ...
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How Your Age Impacts Your Estate Plan

Historically, estate planning has been viewed as a service for the elderly to get their assets and money in order before they’re gone. The thinking is you don’t really need to think too far ahead when you’re younger, but we’re finally reaching a point where more and more young people are getting involved in the process. Estate planning is for EVERYONE. Adults at any point in life should be planning their estate because we simply cannot always ...
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What is a Quiet Title Action?

If you’re new to real estate you may have never even heard of a “Quiet Title Action.” Even if you’ve been in the business for a long time, maybe you’ve never actually dealt with this. Regardless of your experience, it’s important to know what a Quiet Title Action is and what it could mean for you. In a way, the term is self-explanatory. The action is an attempt to quiet a dispute with a title. One or more parties can request this process for ...
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