Archive | June, 2011

Getting Medical Expenses Covered After an Accident

30. June 2011

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After an accident, one of the last things you want to think about is your medical expenses.  Some people have health insurance to cover a major part of their costs. But for those who have to pay a large percentage or all of their medical expenses, an accident can lead to financial hardship and even bankruptcy. […]

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Mediation in Guardianships

29. June 2011

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With most legal proceedings there are two sides, with each side fighting the other for what they feel is right. Whether pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, a civil suit, or disputing a will or trust, there is always someone who is seeking to see their rights validated by a jury or a judge. It is no different […]

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Resolving Family Disputes in Guardianships

28. June 2011

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When you think of a court proceeding, you may think of what goes on in court scenes on TV and in the movies. In real life, you get much more, especially when it comes to dealing with family disputes in guardianship cases. Sometimes those who are sitting in the waiting area in the courtroom get […]

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Minor Guardianship vs. Custody of Minor: What are the Differences and Similarities?

27. June 2011

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When trying to figure out which proceeding is where, it is important to distinguish between the two. In the case of minor guardianship versus the custody of a minor, they sound pretty similar. But these two types of custody arrangements are actually handled in two different court departments and have different laws governing them. Guardianship is […]

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Can You Pursue Guardianship or Probate Without a Lawyer?

26. June 2011

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What do guardians and executors have in common? Both are people placed in positions of great responsibility over others’ affairs, and both need expert legal advice. What Does a Guardianship Lawyer Do? A guardian is a someone who takes over the personal affairs, including finances, of a minor child or of an adult who is […]

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Homesteading Your Home

25. June 2011

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Florida is famous for its liberal laws regarding homestead protection. Here’s a brief discussion of what “homestead” means in Florida, and how it affects you. If you have a dilemma regarding your homestead status, please consult an experienced Sarasota Lawyer for expert advice. Florida’s homestead protections cover three areas: Tax Exemptions Every homeowner knows the […]

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The Castle Doctrine

24. June 2011

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You’re sitting in the basement late at night, watching a horror flick when you hear a noise. At first, you brush it off as a figment of your imagination…or maybe the cat. But when you hear the patio door slide, or the sound of shattering glass, you know it’s no spectral intruder. Your children are […]

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You Need a Lawyer!

23. June 2011

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Let’s face it. Laws are not written to provide us with entertainment, or to help us find outlets for our natural generosity and creativity. No, laws are written because we are fallible human beings who occasionally need to be rescued from our less-than-admirable impulses and actions. When you’re at your most vulnerable, however, it’s hard […]

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Foreclosure Timeline: A Step-by-Step Guide

22. June 2011

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When you bought your house, you held high hopes for the future. This was the place you’d raise your family, create a home. Only it didn’t work out that way. Perhaps it was job loss, divorce, injury, illness, a death–or a series of poor financial decisions. At this point, the cause doesn’t matter. You’re facing […]

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