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Both wills and trusts are practical estate planning tools, though there are some significant differences. While we all deal with differing lives, adversities, circumstances and income levels, it’s important to understand that estate planning is a smart idea for any individual. Wills and trusts offer different securities based on each individual or family’s concerns. Wills […]

The death of a loved one can be a challenging time. There are a lot of emotions involved, with different friends and family members coping in different ways. But this can be particularly true if anyone has questions about the decedent’s wishes or intent. Trusts are supposed to help surviving loved ones navigate this tough […]

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. […]

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. The Florida Building Code is updated every three years […]

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 […]

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 […]

Damages are not always sufficient in a lawsuit for breach of contract, but there are other remedies the court may consider. If the agreement concerns something unique, specific performance may resolve the contract dispute. A little background Breach of contract occurs when one party to an agreement fails to fulfill contractual obligations. There are ways to […]

If you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one who was a resident of Florida when they died, you may find some of our state’s probate laws confusing. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. You may have heard that smaller Florida estates can qualify for something called “summary administration.” This is a simplified probate […]

You sign a contract with a non-compete agreement. At the time, you’re just happy to have a job. Ten years later, though, you decide to leave that job and go into business by yourself. It’s time to take another look at that non-compete agreement. Your employer does not want you to become the competition, and […]

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. Brickell East maintains that Echo Brickell’s Property Markets Group’s […]

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