As the title suggests, dating is not just for members of online dating sites. Dating, in a different sense, is an important and necessary detail for any and every party entering into and negotiating a contract. While the concept is generally applicable to all forms of contracts, this blog post will focus on real estate
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The old adage that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry is particularly applicable in the context of irrevocable trusts.  Despite a settlor’s best intentions, the terms of a trust often don’t contemplate changes in circumstances that arise many years after the trust was established, including changes in tax laws and
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One week after Hurricane Irma and we Southwest Floridians continue our effort to clean up the mess left behind. That work may include making claims on homeowner’s insurance policies as a result of damage to homes. If you have made a claim or are considering making a claim, don’t forget about ordinance and law coverage
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Florida homeowners who may have trouble making their mortgage payments after Hurricane Irma may be eligible for a forbearance. However, it’s not automatic, you must reach out to your mortgage lender and apply for it and each lender may have a different set of rules so you need to call and ask. In some cases,
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For those of us living in Southwest Florida, we know that alligators may be present anywhere there is water – lakes, ponds, rivers, marshes, swamps, and even man-made canals.  However, not everyone, especially people vacationing in Florida from out of state, are aware of this potential danger. The tragic incident occurring earlier this year involving
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We take for granted in America that we have a right to free speech. But, do we recognize the responsibilities we have exercising that right?  Not always.
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Are you considering rewarding a long time loyal employee with a small percentage of ownership interest in your family business?   After all, rewarding your long term employee with ownership interest in your business will insure that he or she will stay around as an employee and give him or her incentive to be invested
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I have been an attorney for over 50 years.  My avocation is the study of American History, particularly our early history.  I graduated from college with a dual major in History and Economics.  I have broad legal experience, and my specialty is Corporation Law. A knowledge of American History is basic to an understanding of
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The procedure to submit an application for a tax deed is controlled by statute and is a fluid, but structured process. Pursuant to Fla. Stat. §197.502(1), the holder of a tax certificate may...
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