Florida Probate Lawyer

In almost all cases, you will need an attorney to assist you in processing a Florida probate. In rare exceptions of very small estates, you may be able to manage the administration without an attorney. Formal administration has so many technical rules and pitfalls that it can be very frustrating for the non-lawyer. Florida's probate system is too complex for most personal representatives to follow without guidance, and the courts are not set ...
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6 Factors That May Prevent You From Closing on Your Dream Home, Part II

In our last blog, we detailed three scenarios and problems that could potentially stand in your way of successfully closing on the home of your dreams, including title search issues, a low appraisal, and the failure to sell your old home. For more information on these hurdles, click here to read Part I of this blog series. Whenever you seek to buy a home, always keep in mind that a successful closing is not a foregone conclusion simply ...
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6 Factors That May Prevent You From Closing on Your Dream Home, Part I

So you’ve put in an offer on your dream home, and the seller has accepted it! Congratulations, this is a very big step in and of itself. However, don’t get your hopes up too high just yet. An accepted offer most certainly does not mean that the home is yours. There are some major mountains that you will have to cross in order to actually close on the home, and there are a number of things that could occur that will turn your dream home ...
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Restaurant Law in Florida

Restaurant Law in Floirda may be quite complex. It not only involves understanding the restaurant business but also involves obtaining the proper permits, licensing and legal and regulation compliance. This legal aspect of the business is resturant law nad should be left to a lawyer who handles these types of matter. For Example, Shopping center space negotiations are not simple because the Landlords attempt to impose most obligations on the ...
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Difference Between a Florida Civil Law Notary and a Notary Public

If you’ve ever been party to an official legal document that had to be signed, then you have probably utilized a notary at some point. However, did you know that there is actually more than one type of notary? In general terms, a notary is someone with some form of legal training who is licensed and authorized by the government to perform certain acts in noncontentious legal affairs—most commonly acting as an impartial witness to signatures ...
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Florida Landlord Rights When a Tenant Refuses to Pay

Landlords are often portrayed as the bad guy when it comes to tenant disputes over rental property, but there are plenty of good landlords out there, and plenty of bad tenants. Furthermore, tenant-landlord cases are rarely as cut and dry as “bad vs good.” Sure, there are some people out there who maliciously seek to take advantage of others, but for the most part, each side of a rental dispute usually has fair justification from their ...
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Understanding Title Insurance

In the United States, people find ways to insure nearly everything they can. There’s home insurance, car insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, pet insurance, life insurance, and if you are buying a home, there is title insurance. Title insurance has been around in the US since the mid 19th century, and is meant to protect against adverse claims or defects in the title of a home, land, or other type of real estate. Historically, it ...
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Renters: Protect Your Security Deposit

For landlords, a security deposit can be a great source of protection against renters who might damage their property or skip out early on the lease. However, for renters who maintain their home and fulfill their lease obligations, they can be an unbearable source of frustration, especially when your deposit is held by an unscrupulous landlord. Far too many renters are victimized by falsified claims against their security deposits, such as ...
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3 Things To Consider Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your home loan can be a massive decision with far-reaching ramifications. The reasons a person might consider refinancing his or her mortgage are considerable. You may have loads of high-interest debt you need to pay off. Maybe you’re going through a divorce and you have to refinance to buy out your ex-spouse’s interest in the home. Maybe you just want a better interest rate. No matter the reason, you should always be certain that a ...
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Five Issues to Consider Before Selling Your Home via Short Sale

If you are having a difficult time paying your mortgage, you might be considering a short sale. A short sale involves selling the home with the proceeds being less than the mortgage due on the property. Often your lender will accept the sale proceeds, which will keep you from foreclosure. While short sales are a good choice for many, you must be certain it is the best choice for you and your circumstances. Here are five issues to consider when ...
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