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Can You Sue a Landlord for Discrimination When Screening Tenants?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If you think that your prospective landlord discriminated against you when “screening” you or reviewing your application, you could sue them for discrimination in housing. Landlords can legally screen potential tenants, but they must follow all applicable federal, state, and local discrimination laws. If you believe that your landlord discriminated against you, consult with… Read More »

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Can I Disinherit My Spouse or Children in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Deciding to disinherit your spouse, children, grandchildren, or other family members never comes easy. But does Florida law even allow you to remove your spouse or children from an estate plan? That depends on whether you want to disinherit your spouse entirely and how old your children are. It is essential to consult with… Read More »

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Can My Mortgage Lender Refile a Dismissed Foreclosure Case in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If your foreclosure case was dismissed by the court, you might wonder whether your mortgage lender can refile the case after the dismissal. Whether or not your lender can restart a dismissed foreclosure case depends on several factors. It is advised to consult with a skilled foreclosure defense lawyer in Bradenton to help you… Read More »

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How Do HOA or COA Foreclosures Work in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If you own a house or condo as part of a homeowners’ association (HOA) or condominium association (COA) in Florida, the association probably collects monthly dues and special assessments. If you fail to pay dues and assessments on time, the association could obtain a lien on your property or even initiate a foreclosure process…. Read More »

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How Can I Get Out of a Lease Without Penalty?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Most lease agreements are signed as fixed-term rental leases. The lease states the duration of the tenancy, which is usually one year. Moving out or getting out of a lease before the expiration of the fixed term may lead to serious consequences, such as continuing to pay rent due until the end of the… Read More »

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What Makes a Non-Compete Agreement Valid and Enforceable in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As competition between businesses has been more fierce than ever before, an ever-increasing number of business owners are using non-compete agreements to protect their companies from unfair competition. If you are a business owner who needs to protect their company interests from former employees, you could benefit from drafting a non-compete agreement (NCA) and… Read More »

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What Happens to a Business When the Owner Dies Without a Succession Plan?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When a business owner passes away, one of the two things happens: A succession plan is put into motion; or If there is no succession plan, what happens to the business depends on the company’s structure. When a business owner does not have a succession plan, their family members and business partners are being… Read More »

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False Advertising: What Consumers Need to Know About Deceptive Advertising Practices

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

State and federal law prohibit manufacturers, retailers, and companies from using misleading tactics or false and deceptive advertising practices to increase their sales and profits. A consumer who has been a victim of deceptive advertising practices can seek legal recourse by contacting an experienced consumer fraud lawyer. Most states, including Florida, adopted the Uniform… Read More »

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6 Common Alternatives to Foreclosure in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If you are having a hard time making your mortgage payments, it may seem that you cannot avoid foreclosure. However, you need to understand that there are several alternatives to foreclosure in Florida. In more than 50 years of combined legal experience, our foreclosure defense attorneys at Moran, Sanchy & Associates have helped thousands… Read More »

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How to Make Sure Your Life Sustaining and End-Of-Life Care Wishes Are Respected During This Difficult Time

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Understandably, the coronavirus pandemic has created a significant amount of panic in terms of people wanting to make sure that they have everything in order when it comes to their estate plans.  This mass panic has been exacerbated by reports from those on the front lines concerning patients who have been unable to communicate… Read More »