Archive | September, 2011

Stand Your Ground

30. September 2011

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The Stand Your Ground law is part of the Castle Doctrine, signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on October 1, 2005. The Florida State Statutes address it in section 776.013. Florida has the distinction of being the first state to sign the doctrine into law. The Castle Doctrine generally establishes: that your home and […]

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Debt Mitigation

30. September 2011

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Drowning in debt? Worried you might lose your home or other property? You might be a candidate for debt mitigation. Debt mitigation changes the terms of a loan permanently to help you keep various types of property. It might include a reduction in interest, reduction in principal, or a change to the length of the […]

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Florida, Car Seats, and Your Child

29. September 2011

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Car seats can cause a great deal of confusion for parents. Installing them properly is challenging, but knowing the laws surrounding them can be even more confusing. The laws differ in most states and for different ages, so how do you stay legal? To cut down on some confusion, we found this link. It helps […]

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What are the Educational Requirements for Getting Your Hunting License in Florida?

29. September 2011

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Florida requires anyone (born after June 1, 1975) who wants a Florida hunting license to take a hunter safety course. These courses are designed for people ages 12 and up and educate hunters about rules and regulations regarding firearms, ethics, and general hunting. Both online and physical classes are available, though requirements vary by course. […]

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Drinking and Boating Don’t Mix

29. September 2011

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Who does not enjoy a relaxing day on the water? Sun on your face and a warm breeze through your hair makes for a terrific way to pass the weekend. Music, food, and drinks go together really well with boating too. We have all known someone who has indulged too much while boating, maybe had […]

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City and County Gun Laws are Illegal in the State of Florida

29. September 2011

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City and county gun laws have been illegal in Florida since 1987 because of the Firearms Preemption law (or the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act). But, new Florida House Bill 45 (formerly Senate Bill 402) firmly reasserts state gun regulations. What does this new bill entail? It is pretty long, so here is the link […]

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Do I Have to File for Guardianship if My Child Received a Settlement or Death Benefits?

27. September 2011

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Florida law (Florida State Statutes 744.301(2)) states that a minor needs the protection of a guardianship when they are the recipient of certain amounts and types of money.  If your minor child receives funds that equal up to $15,000, the natural guardianship of a parent or parents is sufficient. No further official guardianship papers need to […]

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