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A Primer on Florida’s Motor Vehicle Insurance Requirements

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Florida has laws that govern insurance requirements for those holding a Florida drivers license and registering a vehicle in Florida. Various coverages like property damage coverage, personal injury protection, and bodily injury coverage are required. To help clarify Florida’s insurance requirements, SmithLaw offers this primer: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) This coverage applies to the insured […]

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Social Security for Former Spouses

Friday, April 13, 2012

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Social Security provides some benefits for spouses, as long as certain conditions are met. This also applies to former spouses, whether through divorce or death (or maybe both!). Social Security benefits are based on the amount of money a person made in their lifetime—the more money they made over their lifetime, the more the benefit […]

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Things to Consider When Trying to Improve Your Credit Rating

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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We all want the best credit rating we can get. If yours is not perfect, definitely work to improve it. However, please realize that many illegal and shady ways to restore your credit exist, and none are worth risking it all for. For the most part, most companies with guaranteed credit repair are scams. It […]

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Does Today’s Real Estate Market Make You Want to Buy a Home?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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The misfortune of so many homeowners going through foreclosure has created a windfall of properties to choose from for those looking to buy homes in Florida. Many experts are suggesting those in the position to buy should do so now, with good prices and good interest rates. There are many different sites to choose from […]

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Celebrity Bankruptcy and Foreclosure News

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Though one might assume that celebrities would be immune to troubles like bankruptcy and foreclosure, this is not always the case. SmithLaw took some time to see which celebrities are facing trouble these days. Bankruptcy Gary Busey, recently known as the Pepperoni Prophet on Celebrity Apprentice, filed for bankruptcy. His debt is estimated to be […]

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The National Mortgage Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Florida will get about 8.4 billion dollars in relief from the new National Mortgage Settlement. (California is the only state that will receive more.) That is great news! However, it will not happen quickly and it will not help every homeowner. Specifics First off, the settlement is restricted to mortgages run by JPMorgan Chase, Bank […]

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Florida Bankruptcy Resources

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Going through a bankruptcy is stressful enough, without the added concern of not being able to find detailed information about its limitations, procedures, and outcomes. SmithLaw created our blog for just this purpose–as a helpful resource for those seeking basic information about various legal issues. Below. we have listed some other resources that you might […]

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The Types of Probate in Florida

Monday, March 5, 2012

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When someone dies, his or her remaining estate is handled through a process called probate. Probate deals with the debts, assets, and other remaining situations of someone’s estate. It usually works together with the deceased’s will and with any claims from creditors or other interested parties, all the while following the rules and procedures set […]

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Sarasota’s Red-Light Cameras

Monday, February 13, 2012

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  Red-light cameras have been the talk of Sarasota for months, with many citizens and officials staunchly for or against them. SmithLaw found a little bit more about the subject for its blog readers. Red-light cameras are a response to the many accidents caused by running red lights. The Florida Highway Administration’s site reports that […]

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