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September 2017 Archives

Subcontractor's lien determined valid by a Florida court

Disputes can arise in construction projects all the time. Complicated projects that require a variety of subcontractors and specialties need to fit together under competent management to get a job done well and on time. If a disagreement about work or payment arises, there are a variety of legal ways to solve it.

Is divorce the right option for you and your spouse?

Married relationships are never easy. Fights happen, tensions occur and there will always be times when you feel distanced from your partner. This sentiment occurs even in the healthiest of relationships. When do you get to the point where you know that you are at the end of the road and the only option is divorce? It is difficult to say.

Construction dispute delays opening of Florida timeshare tower

Most cases involving construction litigation or disputes occur between a property owner and the contractors hired to work on the property. However, sometimes a dispute can arise between a property owner and one or more entities that are not connected in any way.

How to avoid stressful legal situations on construction projects

Construction projects, as we all know, are extremely complicated. Millions of dollars are often at stake, tens if not hundreds of workers involved, safety concerns to be resolved and a complex set of requirements. Because of this, legally binding contracts are not just an annoying formality, but a necessity to protect everyone involved. What's more, it can be extremely stressful when you do not abide by the legal formality requirements, so it's important that you are prepared for the sake of your own convenience.

Thank you: strength in the aftermath of Harvey, Irma

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.

Construction law: Understanding abbreviations and acronyms

A storm of alphabetical letters arranged in various ways assault people looking at pieces of important documentation. Construction contracts are no exception and contain a wide array of acronyms and abbreviations. Even a simple discussion with contractors can leave property owners puzzling over some of the terminology used.

Establishing a durable power of attorney in Florida

It is an important part of a full life to plan for the disposition of one's assets and liabilities towards the end of life. Florida's high population of aging citizens has made the state a center for estate law and other services that help people plan to disburse their property and money according to their wishes.

What are some important considerations in construction contracts?

Arguably, the leading reason that construction problems occur is that the involved parties do not share the same expectations. This can happen even when a contract exists between the parties. Disagreements may arise because one or more parties did not understand the terms of the contract. Conflicts may also happen because the construction contract was not drafted properly and lacked clear language.

How are time sharing decisions made in Florida?

In Florida, what is most often referred to as child custody is broken down into two main categories: "time sharing," and "parental responsibility." This is done to try to make a clear distinction between the time spent with the child, and the responsibility for the decisions made about the child. Decisions about both of these categories are not taken lightly. Judges take countless factors into consideration before making any decisions about them.