Archive: 2022

Two Buyers, One Property - Who owns it?

October 26, 2022 | Category: Articles

If John goes to Title Company A and signs a Deed conveying his property to Buyer 1 at 9:00 am (and gets his check); then John goes to Title Company B and signs a Deed conveying the SAME property to Buyer 2 at 10:00 am (and gets another check); then at 11:00 am Title Company A records the Deed to Buyer 1; then at 12:00 pm Title Company B records the Deed to Buyer 2 . . .  We know John is a crook; but . . . when the dust settles — who owns the property? Buyer 1 or Buyer 2?  

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New Year's Resolution: Protect Your Assets with Estate Plans

January 3, 2022 | Category: Estate Planning in Florida

While asset protection includes safeguarding your finances in the event of a foreclosure, bankruptcy filing, or civil lawsuit, it also entails placing your assets in the proper legal format so as to avoid hefty estate taxes and protect your heirs from having to pay exorbitant inheritance taxes.  A proper estate plan takes into account the disposition of your assets upon your death and has as its goal the protection of your assets against devaluation by the estate and inheritance taxes, as well as protecting your assets against creditors.

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DUI in Florida: How Many Drinks Does It Take?

December 28, 2021 | Category: Criminal Defense, Florida DUI Laws

The Florida legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration is .08. It can be difficult for a person to determine whether they have had too many drinks or enough to be legally considered intoxicated.  Blood alcohol levels play a huge factor in determining if you are driving under the influence in Florida. A standard liquor drink contains one ounce of liquor, a glass of wine is five ounces, one beer equates to twelve ounces - for reference.  The state can prove impairment by your blood alcohol level, but it should be noted that the State does not need to "prove" that you are drunk, just that alcohol has impaired your ability to drive and function properly.

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Are My Florida Child Support Payments Fair?

December 1, 2021 | Category: Divorce and Family Law

In the midst of a family law case, the children’s well-being and quality of life is the most important aspect of the legal matter in the court's eyes. While the parents are able to voice their arguments for custody agreements and child support payments, the judge will always rule in favor of the circumstances that will best support the children involved in the process. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the children have the same quality of life they had before the divorce and also ensure that their needs, both financially and emotionally, are met.

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