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Five Legal Elements of Every Home Purchase in Florida

March 27, 2020

If you are considering a home purchase in Florida in the future, it is important to know how to protect yourself as the buyer. Buying a home will likely be the largest investment you will make in your life, and there are numerous things that can go wrong. Fortunately, legitimate home purchase transactions should contain the same elements, and if something is missing, it is likely time to contact a real estate lawyer in Miami, FL. Here are five elements involved with Florida home purchases: Purchase and sale agreement: This is the first document provided to the prospective buyer. It... View Article

What Is Guardianship?

February 11, 2020

Even when you’re young and healthy, things can happen that may incapacitate you or a loved one. If you’ve never given thought to whom you might want to be responsible for you, should you be unable to make your own medical or legal decisions, you might want to consider designating a potential guardian in your living trust. A guardian is a person who is allowed to make legal decisions on behalf of an incapacitated person, and can either be appointed by the court or designated in a living trust. Just like having a will, it’s always smart to designate a... View Article

How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property

January 28, 2020

For many people, real estate purchases are some of the biggest investments they’ll make in their entire lives—which is why it’s so important to protect against fraud. If your purchase is anything less than airtight, the financial consequences can be devastating. That’s why it’s smart to hire a real estate lawyer in Miami, FL. We can help you make sure everything is above board before you sign on the dotted line. Here are our best tips for making sure you’re not a victim of property fraud: Do your research: Buying property should not be a decision entered into lightly. The... View Article

An Overview of Durable Power of Attorney in Florida

January 25, 2020

Power of attorney is a type of legal document, often used in the realm of estate planning, that grants one person authority to act on another’s behalf. The person who creates the power of attorney, known as the “principal,” chooses an “agent” they trust to make these decisions for them when they are unable to do so. Power of attorney can be used for making healthcare decisions, signing contracts, conducting financial transactions, signing legal documents, creating trusts, making gifts or taking other similar types of actions. The term “durable” power of attorney in Miami, FL refers to a power of... View Article

What You Need to Know About Legally Binding Contracts in Florida

January 11, 2020

A contract is a formalized agreement between people or entities in which one party agrees to provide goods or a service in exchange for other goods or services or money. A contract is established when one party offers the exchange and the other accepts the offer. The contract is important because the existence of an offer and acceptance is not enough to make it legally binding—the written contract is what makes the agreement “official” in terms of contract law in Miami, FL. For a person or entity to enter into a legally binding contract, they must have the legal capacity... View Article