It's The Law: Condominium disclosure required for all buyers
Published 5/20/2013 at 10:03 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I am buying a condominium and have heard there is mandatory seller disclosure. Can you explain? Answer: Florida's legislature apparently believes condominium buyers require special attention. The legislature confirms that position through Sectio
It's The Law: Stock might be effective, even though not complete
Published 5/13/2013 at 12:13 p.m. 0 comments
Question: My father was signing over some stock to me and before he finished changing the name of the certificates, he died. My sister claims the stock is now part of his estate and is not mine. That would mean ...
It's The Law: Tax sale certificates are not deeds
Published 4/29/2013 at 2:38 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I understand that you do not lose title to your property if you do not pay taxes. Instead, some type of tax certificate is issued. Can you explain?
It's The Law: Adoption of a girlfriend can be problematic
Published 4/18/2013 at 2:33 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I heard something recently about an old man who wanted to adopt his girlfriend. Is that legal? A: Adoption terminates the status of parent and child with a former parent and replaces it with a new, legal relationship. An ...
It's The Law: Condominium can install hurricane protection
Published 4/10/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Question: Hi. My condo complex board decided to let everyone change out their sliding doors and windows to hurricane proof type, only for the owners who wanted them. Now they are talking about forcing the rest of the owners to ...
It's The Law: Where there’s a will ... Last testament can impose marriage restrictionscan
Published 3/17/2011 at 5:04 p.m. 0 comments
Q: My father has a clause in his will that I only get something if I am married to a person of a particular religious faith. Is that legal? A: The right of a person to include restrictions on a ...
It's The Law: Income vs support
Published 5/14/2010 at 1:11 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I have a friend who is getting divorced. She is asking for alimony and child support but her husband has cut back on his work so he can show the court he makes very little money. Is that fair? ...
It's the law: Mediation can resolve lawsuits
Published 2/19/2010 at 5:11 p.m. 0 comments
Mediation is a process under which a neutral mediator works with parties in a lawsuit in an effort to reach a settlement. The mediator does not issue a decision, but acts as a facilitator. Mediation does not end a lawsuit ...
It's the Law: Probate need not be a daunting process
Published 12/29/2009 at 3:50 p.m. 0 comments
Q: My mother recently died and her Will appoints me to administer her estate. Can you give me a brief outline of Florida probate?
Law Q&A: Don’t count on your banker for protection
Published 12/9/2009 at 7:18 a.m. 0 comments
Q: A while back, I borrowed money from the bank to buy some real estate. The initial interest rate was very low, but it was adjustable. The interest rate has increased and I can not afford the payment. I think ...
It's the Law: Title can be acquired by adverse possession
Published 10/22/2009 at 5:57 p.m. 1 comment
Q: I am buying a house and had the property surveyed. The survey shows my neighbor planted a hedge three feet onto the property I am buying. I do not want to make a problem for him, but I am ...
It's the Law: Virtual adoption can create heirs
Published 10/15/2009 at 6:06 p.m. 0 comments
Q: A friend of mine was raised by his uncle from the age of two. The uncle died without a will. The uncle’s other children now claim that my friend has no right to share in the uncle’s estate. Is ...
It's the Law: Court-ordered virtual visitation is possible
Published 10/8/2009 at 5:57 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am divorced. My company is downsizing and moving our entire operation to North Carolina. I currently see my children and all of their school events and they stay with me every other weekend. Since I will not be ...
It's the Law: Condos exempt from fair debt collections
Published 10/1/2009 at 6:24 p.m. 0 comments
I am on a condominium board of directors. Some of our owners are not paying their assessments and others refuse to pay fines. We sent a demand letter and the owner claims that we are in violation of the Fair ...
It's the Law: Alimony modification requires real changes
Published 9/24/2009 at 6:30 p.m. 1 comment
Q: My ex-wife is talking about taking me back to court for more alimony. Can she do that?
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