Archive | January, 2014

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

28. January 2014

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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law is in the news once again. This is because of the shooting in the movie theater in Wesley Chapel. Details are still emerging, but this link takes you to the deceased’s wife’s statement and details of the event. In addition to the Stand Your Ground murmurs, many have questioned whether […]

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A Rundown of Common Estate Planning Documents

26. January 2014

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Estate planning does not have to be a challenging chore. A qualified attorney can easily facilitate it. Yet, many people do not do any estate planning at all or wait till very late in their life. Many think that they don’t have enough money to make the cost of estate planning worth it. However, this […]

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What Questions Might Your Homeowners Insurance Company Ask You?

24. January 2014

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If you already have home insurance, you are already be aware of what kinds of questions your home insurance agent might ask you. If you don’t, then you are probably unaware of the types of questions you should be prepared to answer…and they may surprise you. Also, always be prepared to answer questions at renewal […]

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Who wins? A Hierarchy of Power from the HOA to the State of Florida

22. January 2014

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Your Homeowners Association might think they reign supreme, but the state you live in has news for them. This hierarchy of power can be challenging to understand, since the HOA, the city, the county, and the state are all vying for power. Who decides which lawmaker wins? Some of that is decided by complicated stuff […]

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Common Bankruptcy Questions and Answers

20. January 2014

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SmithLaw understands that going through a bankruptcy is a challenging time. Questions abound and you have concerns about your financial future. While we can’t answer all of these questions in a blog post, we hope that this Bankruptcy FAQ will help answer some of them. First off, there is hope. Bankruptcies have rules and procedures […]

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Same Sex Marriages

14. January 2014

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There has been a lot of talk about same sex marriages in the news. And we know the social reasons why many seek a recognized marriage. But, there are many legal reasons that a couple might want to have their union officially recognized as a marriage. Some of these are things that apply to heterosexual […]

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Guns in Cars in Florida

9. January 2014

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Florida has many gun laws. These laws relate to both concealed and unconcealed weapons. At times, it has been difficult to know exactly where you can carry your gun. Florida is streamlining its gun laws over time so that they are easier to understand and so you know the rules for all of Florida—rather than […]

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