The executrix, his adult cousins, have repeatedly refused reasonable requests for access to those funds (for legitimate expenses) since 2014. During that year his father passed and he needed living expenses and medical services. In 2020 to present they have repeatedly refused to relinquish any... View More
Florida Statutes Section 736.0813 sets forth some of the information that beneficiaries of Florida trusts are entitled to receive. You can read it here: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0736/Sections/0736.0813.html . In any...View More
Contractor recommended this too big unit and could not get it to work correctly in our home. We received a refund of all monies paid however the contractor has not picked up the unit since returning our money 3 months ago. Can we legally sell this or give it away? Technically we do not own this... View More
Florida Statutes Chapter 713 governs construction liens in Florida and allows contractors to obtain liens on real property and also allows materialmen to obtain liens on real property so it is possible that the contractor or its supplier could obtain a lien on the real property. Therefore, the...View More
Specifically, I'm starting a business in Florida as a sole proprietor and want my business name to be my first initial, last name, and the word "Design" e.g. A. Smith Design. Do I need a DBA for this or does this meet the requirement for use of my legal name?
It might remove the conveyed real estate from what would pass by probate at her death, but it might incur federal gift tax during her lifetime, and it might result in loss of Florida homestead benefits such as the Save Our Homes Cap and exemption from claims of creditors. There are usually better...View More
The property is owned by my mother, aunt and uncle. All of the them are on the title. My mother passed away in 2016 without a will. For clarity, there are no family issues and my aunt and uncle agree that my sister and I should be added to the title in place of my mother who passed away. What steps... View More
It is possible, but not advisable. If you obtain a title insurance commitment, it will state what is required in order to insure title. Then you can seek an attorney to file the type of proceeding needed to satisfy the title company.
It is possible to obtain a title insurance commitment to determine who owns certain real estate and what is needed to clear the title, such as a probate administration. The title company would base the commitment on a title search of county Official Records. The search usually costs $75 to $300 and...View More
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