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Tips for Today’s Real Estate Market

Sunday, March 20, 2016

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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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If I Get into an Automobile Accident, What Should I Do?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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First, try to remain calm. No matter how small the accident, you’re bound to be freaked out. Car accidents are scary. However, you don’t want to overreact and scare yourself and others if it is not necessary… Once you’ve taken a deep breath, make sure you and your passengers are safe. Are you in the […]

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Do You Need to Have an Attorney to Get Divorced in Florida?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Luckily, no, you don’t need an attorney to get divorced in Florida. Is it a good idea to have one? Oh yes, it’s a great idea. You don’t want to leave something this important to chance, luck, and self-representation. That’s because getting divorced can be one of the most harrowing situations of your life. This […]

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Does Legal Separation Exist in Florida?

Sunday, January 10, 2016

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No, legal separation doesn’t really exist in Florida as it does in many other states. However, there are some similar arrangements that are possible if you decide not to divorce right away. There are also protections under Florida law for divorcing couples that can provide some legal protection. Therefore, if just living apart does not […]

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Bankruptcy decisions for our Military Men and Women

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Bankruptcy is not just a civilian issue.  The need for bankruptcy protection extends inside the fences of our military bases, and includes our country’s heroes.  For any active-duty service member contemplating bankruptcy protection, there are several very important issues to consider before filing. First, the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides legal protection for active […]

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The Pros and Cons of Probate — Is it the best option for me?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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There are many opinions about the pro’s and con’s of probate, addressing the questions of whether or not it is a good idea to rely on probate for your estate after you die.  Probate is the legal process by which the assets of someone who has died are distributed to his or her creditors and […]

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Are red light cameras only for public safety?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Throughout the State of Florida, the state has decided to install red light cameras. In Manatee and Sarasota County, we all have been noticing the effect that these red light cameras and the spontaneous notice that we get in the mail stating that we have fallen victim to a red light running citation. The city […]

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How can I sue for defamation?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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How can i sue for defamation of character and do i have a case?  If someone hurt your reputation by way of slander or libel, you may have grounds to sue for defamation. In order to sue for defamation, you’ll need to prove that the statement made against you was public, false, injurious and unprivileged. […]

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Did you get a lemon?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Did you purchase a new car and end up with a lemon? What are the quantification’s to satisfy the Lemon Law in Florida? Chapter 681, Florida Statutes provides remedies for persons who purchase or lease in Florida, new or demonstrator motor vehicles which have defects that cannot be corrected after a reasonable number of repair […]

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