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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


Contingent Payment Clauses In Florida Construction Contracts

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

The state of Florida has been a hub for construction for years. This has been particularly true in recent years during the real estate market boom. In the past few years, the housing and property market has skyrocketed. As is so often said, land is a good investment – they are not making any… Read More »


Highlighting Some Risks Of Joint Ownership In Florida Estate Planning

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Florida’s probate process is infamous for a reason. The time cost, public record, and expense that inherently come with the process make it a no-brainer for many savvy Floridians to utilize estate planning tools in order to minimize the amount of probate the estate will have to go through. One popular option is to… Read More »


Failure To Pay HOA Can Result In Foreclosure

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When subject to a community Home Ownership Association (HOA), everyone can appreciate the appeal and benefit behind such luxuries as meticulously kept grounds, a gleaming community pool, or a well-stocked community gym. However, given the high monthly cost of some HOA fees, it is no wonder that some choose to skip the experience entirely…. Read More »


Kanye West Lawsuit Highlights Contract Breach In Rental Contracts

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Kanye (Ye) West was recently sued by a Florida business for breach of contract after he “refused to pay (Plaintiff) for the reservation, customization, and use of its rental space as a recording studio.” The space in question is a “shoppable showroom” with curated art collections and other design and furniture pieces. The diverse… Read More »


What Is A Valid Will In Florida, And What Happens If Someone Dies Without One?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There’s an old saying that reflects “only two things in life are certain: death, and taxes.” Fortunately for many governments, and unfortunately for the layman, often family members who are left behind after a loved one passes will be paying taxes on the death as well. Proper estate planning tailored to your specific assets… Read More »


The “101” On Personal Representatives In Florida Probate

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If you’ve recently found yourself thrown into the Florida Probate process, or want to educate yourself ahead of such an event, you have come to the right place. Most estates must go through at least some form of probate in Florida, and the court process is often long and complicated. However, there are certain… Read More »


Florida Probate And Prenuptial Agreements

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

With so many items, heirs, and creditors to consider in the probate process, it is easy for anyone who is not a trained legal expert to become a little lost. What are all of the forms and mandatory dates? HOW many people need to be informed? Etc. This is why it is an excellent… Read More »


Protect Against Construction Defect: Common Terms To Watch for In Construction Contracts

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Whether it is a dentist filling our cavity, a mechanic at an auto-shop replacing the transmission, or an architect/construction engineer building our new home: in life, we hire and trust professionals to do a good job completing a task that we cannot do ourselves, or do not have the time to do. When we… Read More »


Terminating Trusts In Florida 101

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Given the complicated (and often, convoluted) nature of the Florida Probate process, it stands to reason that many individuals choose to create a Trust as part of their estate plan. In earlier posts this blog has already gone through the merits of creating such a trust, and the time and money the estate-planning tool… Read More »


A New Storm Brewing… Beware Of Consumer Fraud In The Wake Of Hurricane Ian

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Hurricane Ian slammed the sunshine state. Reportedly the expected wind damages, storm-surge damages, and complete reported all-out losses from the storm is estimated to reach somewhere between $28 billion and $47 billion dollars. If this estimate turns out to be the case, then Hurricane Ian will be the costliest storm to hit Florida in… Read More »