What about your furry family?

No one can argue that our pets are a part of our family and in some cases, those pets are the only family. Have you thought about what happens to your pets if you are incapacitated or if you die?  Do you have a plan for your animal family? What happens without a plan? If…

How long can you wait?

You can’t always wait to file that lawsuit.  Florida, just like most states, has created specific deadlines to file lawsuits and other civil actions.  These deadlines are called the “statutes of limitations”. Each case is different, and you will need to consult your own attorney to determine your statute of limitation timeline, but in general,…

Changes for Community Associations in 2018

  Just about every year there is at least one legislative change to the Florida Statutes that regulate community associations and this year was no different.  House Bill 841 was passed by the 2018 Florida legislative session and Governor Scott signed it into law on March 23, 2018. These are short summaries of the changes…

The Neighbor’s Tree: A growing problem

This is Florida, we have sun and plenty of rain that nourishes plant life throughout the state. As plants and trees grow, problems do too – dropped fruit, branches, discoloration and falling limbs to name a few. Unfortunately for the owner dealing with the issue, under the basics of Florida law, your neighbor is not…

Estoppel changes for Condominium and Homeowners Associations

An estoppel certificate is a statement that the association issues as to any amounts due and owing to the association on a property before the closing on a property. In the past, the estoppel has included any maintenance assessments due and unpaid, any special assessments due and unpaid, as well as any costs of collection for delinquent…

Drafting to save money in the long run

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.  When drafting contracts, agreements and clauses in general, everyone typically starts with the best of intentions – that everyone will do what they agreed to do.  Unfortunately, not everyone does what they say they are going to do, even if they have good intentions. If you can’t…