It's the Law: Give opportunity to repair before suit
Published 8/13/2009 at 7:02 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I hired a contractor to do some remodeling and add a room to my home. There are a lot of problems with the construction and I want to sue. Somebody told me I have to give the contractor notice ...
It's the Law: Parental relocation
Published 8/6/2009 at 7:21 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I heard Florida has a law requiring a divorced parent with a minor child to get court permission to move. Is that true?
It's the Law: Procuring cause earns the commission
Published 7/23/2009 at 7:55 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I have heard the term procuring cause used to determine when a real estate broker is entitled to a commission. Can you explain that term?
It's the Law: Sellers need attorney representation for closing
Published 7/16/2009 at 8:47 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am selling my real estate. Somebody suggested I use a title company for my closing but most of my friends recommend using an experienced attorney. What exactly does an attorney do for a seller in a real estate ...
It's the Law: Undue influence can invalidate a will
Published 7/9/2009 at 7:22 p.m. 0 comments
Q: My brother was care taking of my mother for a few years before she died. Shortly before my mother died, she made a new will and left everything to my brother. The will was done by my brother’s attorney. ...
It's the Law: Devising homestead can be tricky
Published 6/11/2009 at 9:06 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am divorced and remarried. I want to leave our family home to the children of my previous marriage. A friend tells me that Florida has a lot of rules about how or who you can leave your home ...
It's the Law: Violations involving checks and drafts
Published 6/4/2009 at 8:25 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I sold some used furniture and the buyer gave me a bad check. What can I do to collect?
It's the Law: Interpreting a trust to carry out the creator’s intent
Published 5/28/2009 at 8:09 p.m. 0 comments
Q: My mother had a living trust. My mother died and my brother and I are now arguing about distribution of her assets. He claims the trust does not reflect mom’s intent. How do we settle the dispute?
It's the Law: Real estate brokers can file liens for commission
Published 5/21/2009 at 8:34 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am selling my pizza shop and I have a dispute with my Realtor. He has threatened to file a lien to protect his commission. Can he do that?
It's the Law: Brokers have strict escrow obligations
Published 5/14/2009 at 7:26 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I recently signed an offer to purchase a condominium. I gave the Realtor a deposit check for $10,000, but asked him to hold it until I could get some money into the account. He said he could not hold ...
It's the Law: Child custody modification requires material change
Published 5/7/2009 at 7:09 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am divorced and my children live most of the time with my ex-spouse. I think they would do a lot better living with me so I am considering asking the court to change their living arrangement. What are ...
It's the Law: Recovery for defective construction may be limited by economic waste
Published 4/30/2009 at 9:12 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I hired a contractor to build a custom home. When he got done, I found that the dimensions of many rooms were not true to the plans, elevation of the garage was 1 foot lower than it was supposed ...
IT'S THE LAW: Helping you or helping themselves to your home?
Published 4/23/2009 at 8:16 p.m. 0 comments
Q: A friend of mine lost his job and fell behind on his mortgage. He was contacted by a person claiming to work for a mortgage assistance company, who promised to help him keep his home. He paid the company ...
IT'S THE LAW: Unemployment compensation even if you quit
Published 4/16/2009 at 7:46 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I gave my boss two weeks notice that I would be quitting. He got so mad he fired me on the spot. Can I get unemployment compensation?
IT'S THE LAW: Contract performance time may not be critical
Published 4/9/2009 at 8:17 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I recently made an offer to purchase a house which included a time limit for the seller to accept. The seller did not sign and return the offer until after the time for acceptance passed. We moved toward closing ...