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The Florida divorce courts have strict limitations on who can file for divorce in Florida. Florida law requires that before a court has “subject matter jurisdiction,” a potential filer must have resided in the State of Florida for six months prior to the filing. One rationale behind this rule is obviously to discourage “divorce tourism.” […]

It is not uncommon that a business and commercial property owners are unaware that they do not have any or enough insurance coverage for losses that they thought were insured under their insurance policies, until the claim is denied by the insurance carrier or, after incurring attorneys’ fees and costs in a coverage lawsuit, a […]

A construction project can be a complicated, frustrating, and costly process with a complicated construction contract.  In addition to the headaches of dealing with contractors and building inspectors, owners must also be wary of Florida’s complicated lien law, Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, which provides subcontractors and material suppliers with the ability to record a lien […]

With the construction boom in full swing, more and more construction defect lawsuits are being filed on behalf of condominium associations because of countless construction defects that occurred during original construction. These construction defects are particularly prevalent in Miami where the unique real estate development market, weather, and shortage of skilled trade workers make it […]

Imagine you’re at the Thanksgiving dinner table with those you love the most—your family. Before you know it, someone asks, “Who did you vote for?” Next thing you know, World War III breaks out. Now imagine these same people being the shareholders and employees in your family business. If they cannot peacefully discuss the qualifications […]

In this third blog post in a series providing 2018 legislative updates, we discuss legislative changes clarifying condominium conflict of interest statutes. Parts one and two of this series addressed record keeping of condominium associations, material alteration requirements, and material alterations as they relate to electric vehicle owners. CONFLICT OF INTEREST UPDATES AND CLARIFICATIONS Effective July 1, 2018, HB […]