Wait…That’s Not My Signature!: The Need For Specific Denials

August 28, 2015
A person's signature can hold tremendous power.  The buying and selling of corporations are finalized with signatures. Wars are waged and alliances are created with just a stroke of a pen. In today's world of rapid technological advancements, the importance given to one's signature has remained incredibly high. Whatever the reason for this, one thing…

Ladybird Deed: An Enhanced Life Estate

February 9, 2014
How can I change title to a piece of real property to affect my estate plan and avoid probate, yet still maintain complete control over it during my lifetime, including the ability to un-do the transfer, and not just the right to occupy for as long as I am alive? Florida recognizes an enhanced life…

Personal Service Unnecessary in Domestication Procedure

October 10, 2013
In September the 5th District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in Pratt v. Equity Bank, (Fifth District Court of Appeal Case No. 5D12-46222013, issued September 27, 2013) ruling that the Florida Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act (FEFJA) does not require a new service of process in Florida.

Broward Associations: Acknowledgement and Rejection

September 20, 2013
On September 10, 2013, the Broward County Commission voted to enact an amendment to its Code of Ordinances prohibiting discriminatory practices in real estate transactions. This includes Homeowner Associations and Cooperative Associations who review prospective purchase and lease applicants. The rules require that the association acknowledge receipt of a completed application within ten (10) days…

Real Estate Closing Costs

July 19, 2013
Closing costs are those costs associated with your real estate transaction which are in addition to the purchase price and are typically bourne by either the buyer or seller depending on the terms of the purchase agreement or the tradition in the county in which the property is located.