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Successful Real Estate Closing 101

Monday, March 21, 2016

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The first part of a successful real estate closing is making sure you start the real estate transaction in a good way. You put junk in, you get junk out. So make sure that you are ready for the real estate search. Are you ready to buy a home and make a move? Do you […]

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Hurricane season will be here before you know it! It’s time to get your house, your supplies, and your backup plans in order to weather the storm. A good first step is to do an outside inspection. Check for anything loose on your roof, soffit, or fascia. This could spell disaster in case of high […]

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Hindsight is 20/20

Saturday, March 5, 2016

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Ever heard this phrase? Ever lived this phrase? We all have, to some degree. The solution is always clearer when it’s already done and over with, and this can’t always be avoided. However, don’t let hindsight be 20/20 when you can avoid it in your legal and financial life. Making use of trained professionals to […]

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How Old Does Someone Have to Be for You to Sue Them or For Them to Sue You?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Let’s say your neighbor’s kid spray-painted your house, damaged your cars, maimed your dog, and trampled the landscaping. The neighbor doesn’t want to pay up. However, you are mad, emotionally scarred, and out some money. Can you sue the kid or just his parents? Then let’s say you are a newborn who is catastrophically injured […]

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What Can You Sue Someone For?

Friday, February 12, 2016

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These days it seems like you can sue anyone for anything. But can you really? Or is that just an exaggeration? It’s easy to decide to sue someone. Your drink was too hot, too cold, yucky, or the wrong one. I’m going to sue! Yeah, well good luck spending a lot of money for little […]

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Are Negligence Waivers Enforceable in Florida?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Some are, yes. However, like any legal document, they have to be well written,. That means you have to be particularly careful to word them in correct legal language and make sure you account for every situation possible. Hmm….is that even possible? Probably not, but you can try. A good way to do this would […]

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How Can My Estate Plan Include Digital Assets as well as Tangible Assets?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Today’s modern technology has created new things to consider for wills. An example of this is digital assets. We all know, or thought we did, what assets are. Property, money, heirlooms, stocks, bonds, jewelry, etc. When someone dies, this is what is divided up. It is tangible for the most part. Now there are digital […]

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What Does Subrogation Mean In The Insurance World?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Good old car insurance. It’ll be there for you. Well, it should be. In addition, subrogation is a way it can be. But what is subrogation? So let’s say you are rear-ended at a stoplight. Usually this is considered the fault of the person rear-ending you. They should pay for everything— damage to your car, […]

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Can You Adopt Someone Who Has Reached the Age of Majority in Florida?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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You probably have heard the stories of the millionaire who adopts his young girlfriend as his child to help the girlfriend inherit the money easier or faster, whether he has his own children or not. Somewhat weird, huh? However, sometimes there are cases where an adult may be adopted because they met a set of […]

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