Why Lamar Odom’s hospitalization should serve as a wake up call to anyone going through a divorce: What you need to know about your health care and assets.

By Brandon Arkin, Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts and Advanced Planning Directives. Many people were shocked when the news broke that Lamar Odom was found unconscious from a drug overdose in a Nevada brothel on October 13, 2015. Finding out that Khloe Kardashian, his estranged wife, was the person who was legally allowed to make all healthcare decisions for Lamar, left many people asking How did this happen and most importantly could this be prevented?
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Cheat Sheet for First Time Homeowners

By Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney. Buying your first home is a milestone that can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. With so many people involved in the process, Buyers are often left wondering who they can and should trust. Many times, there are important decisions early on that may get overlooked and decided on behalf of the Buyer without the Buyer’s knowledge. There are ten considerations that should be addressed.
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Solicitation telephone calls in Florida: What you need to know.

By Gonzalo Macchi, Identity Theft, Consumer Finance, Collections, Family Law, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant issues, and Traffic Citations Attorney. Are you still receiving phone calls to sell you a product or service? While this may not happen as often as it used to with the advent of the Internet and e-mail, it still does happen, and there are laws in place to protect you from telephone solicitation calls.
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Delaying medical services after a car accident could affect your rights.

By Personal Injury Attorney David Hammer. Those injured in an accident seeking Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits, such as reimbursement for medical bills, and lost wages, MUST receive medical services within 14 DAYS after the accident. Additionally, there are other requirements to consider.
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Purchase and Sale Agreement: “Is this just a standard form?”

By Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney. The Purchase and Sale Agreement is usually the first contract the Buyer will encounter in a real estate transaction. It is most definitely not a standard form. While every single line is important and should be reviewed, these are some of the most important paragraphs.
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A Rose by Any Other Name: How to Legally Change Your Name in the State of Florida.

By Gonzalo Macchi, Identity Theft, Consumer Finance, Collections, Family Law, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant issues, and Traffic Citations Attorney

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Florida Five Part Test to Help Real Estate Sellers and Buyers Understand When a Seller Should Speak Up [INFOGRAPHIC]

Excerpts from Required Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions blog by Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney

 

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5 Quick Facts About Florida’s Lemon Law [INFOGRAPHIC]

Excerpts from Has Your Car Left You With a Sour Taste? Know Your Rights Under the Lemon Law By Gonzalo Macchi, Traffic Citations, Identity Theft, Consumer Finance, Collections, Family Law, Contracts, and Landlord/Tenant matters Attorney.

 

 

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