26. March 2016

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Estate Planning and Probate Tips

You can’t take it with you. So you have to be sure what you leave behind is well organized, realizes its potential, and distributed as you wish. The best way to accomplish this is through good estate planning and a good will. The biggest probate tip is to avoid it as much as possible! You […]

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21. March 2016

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Successful Real Estate Closing 101

The first part of a successful real estate closing is making sure you start the real estate transaction in a good way. You put junk in, you get junk out. So make sure that you are ready for the real estate search. Are you ready to buy a home and make a move? Do you […]

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20. March 2016

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Tips for Today’s Real Estate Market

Real estate is not dead in the Manasota, Florida area. There were times in the not-too-distant past when there were rumors that our market’s success could be coming to an end. Well, the more things change the more they stay the same. Change is constant, but our beautiful area remains a victor in the real […]

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18. March 2016

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season will be here before you know it! It’s time to get your house, your supplies, and your backup plans in order to weather the storm. A good first step is to do an outside inspection. Check for anything loose on your roof, soffit, or fascia. This could spell disaster in case of high […]

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5. March 2016

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Hindsight is 20/20

Ever heard this phrase? Ever lived this phrase? We all have, to some degree. The solution is always clearer when it’s already done and over with, and this can’t always be avoided. However, don’t let hindsight be 20/20 when you can avoid it in your legal and financial life. Making use of trained professionals to […]

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28. February 2016

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How Old Does Someone Have to Be for You to Sue Them or For Them to Sue You?

Let’s say your neighbor’s kid spray-painted your house, damaged your cars, maimed your dog, and trampled the landscaping. The neighbor doesn’t want to pay up. However, you are mad, emotionally scarred, and out some money. Can you sue the kid or just his parents? Then let’s say you are a newborn who is catastrophically injured […]

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25. February 2016

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How Will Alimony Reform Affect My Florida Divorce?

Alimony reform, alimony reform, alimony reform. How long have we heard about it? Is it ever going to happen? It seems like it is going to go through, then it dies before a bill passes and before it becomes law. What is alimony reform? There are multiple components to recent efforts at alimony reform. Some […]

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24. February 2016

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Collaborative vs. Traditional Divorce Litigation

Bitter, contested fights are the norm in all those divorce battles you see on TV. It drags on for months, accusations fly, in-depth custody evaluations and bargaining ensues. Private detectives are hired and seedy pictures are taken. Then, one spouse makes a classic move that lands them all the property and sole custody of the […]

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12. February 2016

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What Can You Sue Someone For?

These days it seems like you can sue anyone for anything. But can you really? Or is that just an exaggeration? It’s easy to decide to sue someone. Your drink was too hot, too cold, yucky, or the wrong one. I’m going to sue! Yeah, well good luck spending a lot of money for little […]

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