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Laws Related to Building a Home in Florida

March 28, 2020

You finally get to build your dream home in Florida! Or perhaps you are an independent contractor who was just hired to build a home for a client. No matter which side of this equation you are on, it is important to understand construction lien laws in Miami, FL. Here is an overview of construction liens and their role in home building. Lien documents A “lien” is an encumbrance against a piece of property. It is recorded in the assessor’s office along with mortgages, taxes and anything else that counts against the property value. Depending on its nature, it may... View Article

Five Legal Elements of Every Home Purchase in Florida

March 7, 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