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October 2019 Archives

Common ways to resolve boundary disputes

Clarifying the boundaries of a property can sometimes be an issue that is overlooked when going through a sale. Many real estate buyers simply assume that the limits of their property extend up to a physical boundary line such as a fence. While this is often the case, it's common for neighbors to get involved in disputes regarding boundary lines.

Bank caught in trust litigation over generation-skipping account

Trusts are big business in Florida, and they help businesses to keep going. Trusts include a broad range of legal and financial instruments that put people or parties in charge of assets on someone else's behalf. One of their most popular uses is passing on property without having to include it in a last will and testament.

A Miami-Dade condo association sues a contractor over damage

The Brickell East condo association filed suit against the Echo Brickell and the construction company John Moriarty and Associates in Miami-Dade circuit court last week. The former accuses the latter of having reneged on their agreement to keep the impact to their building to a minimum.

How can mental incapacity be proven post-death?

It's common for questions to be raised regarding the mental capacity of a decedent after they have passed away. These questions are often raised because the beneficiaries of the estate are surprised about the wishes that their loved one has expressed in their will or trust.

Judicial ruling challenges overcharging in Florida condos

Homeowners expect to see a lawyer twice in the span of possessing a house or condominium. The first time is when it is time to close on a home, and the second is when it is time for someone else to close while they are buying it. People often feel like something went wrong if a lawyer shows up some other time.

How do minor and material breaches of contract differ?

There are two primary types of breaches of contracts: minor and material ones. Parties that enter into contractual agreements with one another may be required to meet certain obligations or be subject to certain penalties depending on the type of breach that they're alleged to have had a hand in.

Your options for handling a construction dispute

Disputes between a client and a contractor can often arise if work is not completed on time or not done to a standard the client believes is adequate. Becoming involved in a dispute can have the potential to ruin a contractor's reputation, and it will undoubtedly cost more money and time. This is why disputes must be resolved as soon as possible after they arise.

Many Florida commercial real estate markets are thriving

When asked last year how they would expect the commercial real estate market to be doing last year, many brokers expressed concern that it would be experiencing a downturn. The opposite has happened for the land development, retail, industrial and office sectors in major markets in Central and West Florida, though. The Lakeland, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa Bay commercial real estate markets are thriving.

4 tips to help you find a reputable contractor

Florida is in the midst of hurricane season. While everyone certainly hopes that no big storms head this way, there is always a chance that one will. Once a hurricane hits, people need to have home repair jobs done. You might even have some that you want to finish without a storm arriving. In all these cases, you must ensure that you have a reputable contractor working for you.

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