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Protecting charitable trust donations after a challenge by family

Nonprofit and charitable organizations depend on the financial support of people and businesses to continue working toward their goals. Some people will send support in the form of a single payment, while others might commit to monthly contributions to your charity.

What costs do you pay at a commercial real estate closing?

If you've ever closed on a home, then you've probably had to pay a lot of costs at your residential real estate closing. You'll have many of the same expenses when you close on a commercial property. The costs that you'll have to pay when closing on your retail, industrial or another type of business space will likely be higher though. This has a lot to do with the cost of the property that you're buying being more expensive than your home.

Is disclosing my health care information a breach of contract?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires all medical providers to keep their patients' protected health information (PHI) including diagnoses secure so that no one other than a few select individuals can access that information. A patient's health care provider may be sued for breach of contract if they fail to store this data securely.

Bridge collapse may bring liability concerns to builder

Florida has one of the fastest-moving construction industries in the United States, with high-rises that seem to shoot spontaneously into the air to the skylines of Miami and Orlando. But there is a lot of work that goes into every project, from planning to dedication, and each one has to be carefully tended by professionals.

Is it time for you to change or update your Florida estate plan?

If you have already taken the time to create an estate plan or a last will, you might think that you no longer have to spend any time, mental energy or money on your legacy and last wishes. Still, life never stops changing, which means you will have to deal with a large number of unexpected experiences.

What are the 6 primary types of construction delays?

Construction delays can be both inconvenient and costly for all parties involved. One project not being completed on time can become like a domino effect from the contractor's perspective. It can result in other jobs starting late. A homeowner may not have anywhere to move if their new home isn't finished by the expected deadline. Some construction delays are avoidable but not all of them are. There may be different legal remedies that you can pursue depending on how your delay is classified.

Know the types of damages you can claim in a breach of contract

When you have a contract with someone, you expect that they will abide by it completely. Unfortunately, there are times when contracts are breached. This can lead to legal action in an attempt to get the matter corrected. One thing that might happen is that the party who didn't breach the contract might choose to seek damages for the impacts of the other party failing to meet the terms of the contract.

What should you take to your Florida real estate closing?

If your closing is scheduled in the next few days, then you've likely made it through the hardest part commercial real estate buying process. You've likely already shown proof of funds. If there were any inspections or due diligence analyses that needed to be completed, then that's hopefully already already been done too. Now, the final step that you need to take is to gather the necessary documents together to take to the closing.

What remedies exist in breach of trust cases?

Many Melbourne residents with means set up trusts to make sure that their estates don't have to pass through probate when they die. This can protect a decedent's loved ones from having to go through a long process to transfer or receive assets. This process isn't always conflict-free though. There are instances in which trustees fail to administer trusts appropriately. There are remedies that beneficiaries can pursue in these instances like this.

Preventing and resolving general contractor disputes

General contractor disputes usually arise because of a lack of communication at the beginning of the project. If a dispute occurs, it is likely that one party made an assumption or misinterpreted the intentions of another. This leads to misunderstandings that eventually leads to tension.

Company sued for breach of contract over software

It may be noted that a strong legal tradition helps people and companies stay out of each other's way. But the law does more than protect people from each other. It creates the ways that people and companies can cooperate with each other to get bigger and better things done.

What are common remedies in breach of contract cases?

Breaches of contracts are common. Construction companies fail to complete their work on time, resulting in a homeowner moving into their house later than expected. A medical provider may neglect their duty to protect the privacy of their patients, breaching their agreement that they made with them. These are just two examples of how companies may breach contracts with their customers. There are many different remedies that a company may be ordered to pay when such an event happens.

Potential construction project problems

There are a lot of facets to consider when you have a construction project in the works. From the planning phase through the completion of it, you will work with various individuals and make many decisions. It is imperative that each step is handled appropriately because one misstep can impact the remainder of the process.

Florida Building Codes help protect residents

The likelihood of hurricanes means that people in Florida must live in homes that can withstand the winds from these major storms. In order to do this, you count on contractors to ensure the jobs they do for you meet the current building codes for hurricanes.

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