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If you are thinking about purchasing a home in a gated community in the Melbourne area, you might want to look closely at the homeowners association rules. There is the possibility that you might end up with a deed restricted home. Though you probably believe that owning a home gives you the right to do […]

Whether opening or expanding a business, a new commercial location can be very beneficial. However, with that new business acquisition comes additional risk of business litigation. It is important that business owners go into any agreements with a full understanding of the terms. There are a few key facts to know about the Florida commercial lease. Lease agreement terms […]

If you are a commercial real estate investor, you likely know the basic principles of what to look for in a prospective property. You want an investment that is in good condition, priced reasonably and can be ready to rent quickly. These factors are not the only ones you should be taking into consideration, though. […]

People draft wills in order to prevent fighting or confusion in regard to their wishes for their estates. However, certain circumstances may lead to estate litigation. It may be possible to prevent this from occurring. There are a few ways to decrease the possibility of a will contest. Include targeted provisions When people suspect that there […]

The foreclosure process can be difficult and stressful for all parties involved. Over the years, Florida continues to see an increase in the number of foreclosure cases. To aid with this issue, the government developed the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act. There are a few ways that this act affects mortgages. Proof of ownership In 2013, the Florida […]

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. Florida law includes a general provision stating that non-compete agreements are enforceable. That said, the law, as well as subsequent interpretations by Florida courts, do […]

Closing a real estate sale can be a mind game. You have probably had the experience of moving through your sales presentation smoothly and enticing your prospect, but things go awry when you come to the close, which can be quite frustrating to deal with. So how can you make more effective sales and avoid problems […]

Estate plans are an excellent way for individuals to ensure the proper distribution of their assets after their passing, as well as denote their care in case they become incapacitated. Especially for individuals with large estates or complex assets, an estate plan may be essential to meet their final wishes. Many people are familiar with wills and […]

When planning their wills, individuals have the option to delegate their assets as they please. However, some beneficiaries may not agree with the delegation and may petition the courts to reverse or alter the request as the will states. In cases where the petitioning party claims undue influence, it is important to understand what such […]

Perhaps you have a complex family situation. For example, you might have a second spouse and stepchildren plus children from your first marriage, one of whom has special needs. You have a primary residence and a vacation home, investments, retirement accounts and a good income. Now you are thinking about your will and how you […]

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