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December 2017 Archives

In what instances may I breach my agreement with my contractor?

Your roof started leaking during a recent downpour, so you called a roofing company out to give you an estimate for a new one. When your salesperson comes out, he explains that the damage is far too extensive to simply patch it up. What's more, both your fascia and soffit have rotted away and need to be replaced.

Dispute resolved in condominium case

There are many condominiums in Melbourne, Florida. Some of those are occupied year-round by permanent residents, and others are let as timeshares. Sometimes, there are disputes over them, which lead to real estate litigation.

Plan trust dispute cases carefully and thoroughly

People who create estate plans might include trusts in those plans. There are some instances in which some of the points of the trust make it difficult for the beneficiaries to get what is due to them. This is sometimes done purposefully to ensure the beneficiary stays on a positive life track. In other cases, such as when a charity is supposed to reap the benefits of the trust, these difficulties can have a negative impact.

Contesting a will or trust

Most parents hope when they pass away, their children will all remain devoted to one another. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, especially not when there is an inheritance involved.

The homestead protection in Florida real estate law

It is always a nightmare scenario to think of losing a home due to a reversal of fortune. With the memory of the Great Recession not far behind, homeowners remain wary of undue risk for fear of being made homeless.

Construction defects can happen from the ground up

There are many different things that can lead to a construction defect. Everyone involved in the building process from the architects who plan the project to the contractors who construct the structure have to ensure that they are doing everything they can to keep the building safe.

Everyone should understand why wills are written as they are

There are many wealthy residents in Melbourne, Florida. Some are attracted by resort-quality living, and others by a booming business climate. All of them have money and property to leave to others in their wills. However, sometimes when those wills are read, they are not as they were expected to be, which is why potential beneficiaries should be prepared for the range of possibilities.

How can I avoid being accused of breaching a NDA or NCC?

In this startup society we live in, it's commonplace for a job offer to come with strings attached. Now more than ever, employers are having their workers sign either a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) or noncompete clause (NCC) or both as a way of protecting their interests.

How do I start a construction defect lawsuit?

Construction projects in Florida are often complicated, and problems can occasionally occur. No one wants to engage in a lawsuit to rectify problems with property development or maintenance, but a few basic concepts about construction defects should be understood before papers are filed. An attorney may help owners and contractors figure out how to proceed legally.

Stockbrokers charged with swindling over 150 investors

Three stockbrokers in Florida were indicted last week for an alleged investment fraud scheme. The indictment came down from a grand jury in Miami. The charges claim that over 150 investors were swindled out of approximately $15 million.

What does a non-compete agreement mean for a Florida physician

Non-compete agreements are common in many industries. Employers want to protect themselves against the possibility of an employee using the knowledge and contacts gained through the company in order to compete.

Protect your interests in every real estate purchase

Purchasing real estate is something that can be rather difficult, especially when you aren't familiar with the process. Many people don't realize that there is a lot more to the process than just finding a house and paying for it. You also have to handle things like completing financial arrangements if you are using a mortgage to purchase the home. You also have to get all of the paperwork in order and close on the deal.

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