Archive | July, 2012

What is My Legal Liability as a Caretaker of a Family Member?

29. July 2012

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This is a broad question. Liability for your family members depends on the familial relationship and any legal papers signed setting up a caretaker relationship. We all know we are responsible for our children. Therefore, we will limit this discussion to a caregiving relationship involving care of a parent or similar adult family member. Oftentimes […]

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Are you eligible for a foreclosure review?

26. July 2012

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If you were involved in a foreclosure during January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 with certain lenders, you may be eligible to have your foreclosure reviewed to see if your case was conducted improperly. In April 2011, the Federal Reserve Board decided that several mortgage companies must conduct free reviews of certain foreclosures. In […]

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Do You Need a Financial Checkup?

23. July 2012

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Marriage, babies, divorce, home ownership, death, retirement, and job changes are all reasons to take a closer look at your financial planning. It is always a good idea to schedule a financial checkup during the different stages of your life. A single person first starting out in their career has dramatically different needs from a […]

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Florida’s Open Government

19. July 2012

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Have you heard of the Florida Sunshine Law? It was created in 1967 and further supports Florida’s Public Records Law, which was passed in 1909. The Sunshine Law is protected by Florida’s constitution in an amendment passed in 1992 through the help of the Florida Attorney General, who safeguards this law. The Sunshine Law, the […]

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What do I do if my parked car is hit and no one claims responsibility?

15. July 2012

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Everyone dreads leaving their cars parked in parking lots. The possibility of it being damaged is high these days—due to crowded lots or people not paying attention. Parking lot claims are common and not always easy to solve. If someone hits your parked car and drives off without leaving their information, what should you do? […]

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Inspirational Messages in Florida Schools

10. July 2012

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Florida Senate Bill 98 was proposed by Senators Siplin, Evers, Storms, and Negron in an effort to allow inspirational messages to be allowed in schools. Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law, to be effective July 1st, 2012. The law only allows students to express inspirational messages in celebration of special events or occasions. […]

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What does “a lost promissory note” mean?

6. July 2012

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Banks require buyers to have all their paperwork organized and ready. They require numerous amounts of information—making sure that buyers have all their ducks in a row. So, banks should really be on top of things and keep their files immaculately, right? Well, in a perfect world—yes. However, sometimes this is not the case! The […]

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Specialized Alzheimer’s Services Adult Day Care Act

2. July 2012

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July 1st, 2012 marked the start of the Specialized Alzheimer’s Services Adult Day Care Act in Florida. Signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, this new law will help protect Floridians living with Alzheimers disease (and their families). It was proposed by the Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs in an effort to […]

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