On July 1, 2017, a new law went into effect in Florida. This new law has several components, one of which changed the process for updating building codes.
Engineers, builders, contractors, subcontractors and other parties involved in the construction of a condominium project need to know the ins-and-outs of building codes. The codes may not be fun to work around, but they are there for a reason: they help reduce the risk that homeowners could face problems with defective materials or designs.
One of the toughest aspects of the job for homeowner or condominium associations is dealing with construction defects that may affect units built around the same time, by the same builder or with the same materials.
Hurricane Irma has left our shores but left destruction in its wake. In the Florida Keys alone, 25 percent of homes were destroyed. Thousands of people across the state continue to deal with the aftermath of the storm.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swept across the coast with fury. The devastation they caused is obvious, upending the lives of those who live in Texas and Florida. While "ordinary" and "normal" may not be words spoken for some time, you can find moments of extraordinary human character in the uncommon.
It starts as a blurry image, but as we rack up the birthdays, the picture becomes much clearer. We will catch the "OLD" disease. Our bodies start failing. Our mind slips. Simply put: a time in which we won't be able to make medical decisions for ourselves becomes more likely.
Your children are important to you. You take care of them every day. You are their teacher, their hero and provider. Divorce introduces a massive change for both you and your children. Divorce affects young children and teens differently. According to Psychology Today, divorce can amplify the dependence of young children and accelerate the independence of teens.
You finally did it. You signed the contract to build a new home. This time around, you get to choose everything. You decide the floor plan, the upgrades, the fixtures and even the location of electrical outlets. It's exciting.
You are in the prime of your life. You aren't thinking about death, and you probably don't want to either. You don't want to think about what happens after you die or imagine leaving loved ones.
The process of divorce involves a lot of thought and planning. Finances, assets, and children are major factors divorcing couples must consider.