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Closing Disclosure Forms 101

Closing Disclosure Forms 101

Much confusion still exists about the purpose and contents of the standardized Closing Disclosure statement used in financed real estate purchases throughout the United States. Although this form has been in use for several years, many buyers, sellers and realtors...

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Adding a Name to a Deed in Florida

Adding a Name to a Deed in Florida

Self-help and legal DIY projects are always highly discouraged. This is particularly the case in reference to adding or removing individuals to and from deeds to real property in Florida. Often times, real estate lawyers are hired to fix the mistakes of those who...

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Ways to Avoid Probate in Florida

Ways to Avoid Probate in Florida

One of the greatest concerns regarding estate planning is avoiding probate court. While most believe such process to be complicated and virtually unattainable, be assured that it doesn't need to be all that complicated. Florida law provides several effective ways in...

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Real Estate Closing Costs in Florida

Real Estate Closing Costs in Florida

Most parties to a real estate closing have at least a basic understanding of the purpose of the closing process. They understand that the closing process entails a closing agent coordinating all parties in efforts to execute all required document, exchange funds and...

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Revocable versus Irrevocable Trusts in Florida

Revocable versus Irrevocable Trusts in Florida

The concept of utilizing a trust as an estate planning tool can be confusing to many. Trusts range from relatively simple to more complicated in nature. This level of complexity is typically determined by the individual’s assets, desired distribution scheme and their...

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Homestead Laws in Florida

Homestead Laws in Florida

Florida’s homestead laws affect a wide range of important issues, from property taxes, to creditor protection to inheritance rights. And while it is commonly known that qualifying for homestead protection is highly beneficial, once qualified, automatic transfer...

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Non-solicitation Agreements in Florida

Non-solicitation Agreements in Florida

Employers often require employees to sign noncompete agreements as a term of employment. Such agreement is a separate document from an employment agreement and serves to protect the employer from certain acts by an employee who is no longer employed with the company....

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A Title Insurance Primer

A Title Insurance Primer

The need and purpose of title insurance continues to perplex both first-time and seasoned buyers alike. While not much thought typically goes into the purchasing of such insurance during the house-hunting process, this final step in obtaining new real estate property...

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Power of Attorney Options in Florida

Power of Attorney Options in Florida

Typically, a person entering into a contract, opening an account or purchasing an asset must do so by signing the relevant document themselves. However, on occasion they may be unable to handle these matters by themselves due to incapacity, unavailability,...

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How to Establish Florida Permanent Residency

How to Establish Florida Permanent Residency

It is no secret that Florida’s beautiful beaches, lack of state income tax and generous homestead exemptions make it a very attractive location to which out-of-staters relocate. When doing so, these new residents ultimately intend to make Florida their new “domicile”...

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