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How to Make Sure Your Life Sustaining and End-Of-Life Care Wishes Are Respected During This Difficult Time
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 »
There is no question that the coronavirus is going to lead to a significant amount of litigation, whether that involves consumer fraud issues, foreclosure issues, homeowners’ association disputes, disputes between landlords and the tenants, business litigation, and more. The virus has brought about severe changes in the workplace, interrupted supply chains, forced workers into… Read More »
According to statistics, approximately 60 percent of new single-family homes and 80 percent of homes in new subdivisions are part of homeowners’ associations (HOAs), with almost 8,000 new HOAs formed every year. Yet, according to a recent report, HOAs have not only historically facilitated segregation, but are still doing so today, even in spite… Read More »
Florida’s Eviction Moratorium Is Expiring & CDC’s Federal Eviction Moratorium in Question: What Options Will Tenants Pursue?
With Florida’s eviction moratorium expiring and Paycheck Protection Program funds running out, more and more tenants are finding that they cannot pay rent and turning to other options, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s federal moratorium and/or declaring bankruptcy, which halts eviction proceedings. Still, both commercial and residential eviction filings… Read More »
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae, Florida, And Freddie Mac Extend Eviction & Foreclosure Moratorium Through End of 2020
The history of COVID-19 moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures at both the state and federal level has been confusing, and led many to consult with landlord-tenant and foreclosure defense attorneys in order to understand what to expect and ensure that they are legally protected. Below, we discuss the latest developments at the state and… Read More »
With each change in administration often comes changes to the estate tax and estate-tax exemptions, leaving many rushing to estate planning attorneys in an effort to properly protect their assets before the new laws can be implemented. Given the current ability to gift significant funds to your beneficiaries and others free of transfer tax… Read More »
College tuition costs are escalating every day; not to mention all of the other costs that inevitably go along with them, such as funds needed to cover equipment, living expenses, school supplies, textbooks, and more. For many families with children, the thought of covering these costs is nothing short of daunting. However, many also… Read More »
Florida Gov. DeSantis Extends Moratorium On Evictions & Foreclosures, But Is It Clear Enough to Avoid Legal Battles?
On July 29, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extending his original Executive Order (20-94) to ensure that relief is provided to single-family mortgagors and residential tenants (i.e. excluding commercial tenants) who are affected by the pandemic. DeSantis’ extension specifically suspends… Read More »
We previously discussed the importance of being prepared in terms of your estate planning, given the circumstances that the COVID-19 pandemic has put us in. A number of people panicked, wanting to ensure that their estate plans were in place in case anything happened, while others hoped that the pandemic would die down. Instead,… Read More »
We’ve previously covered a number of severe consumer fraud issues that have arisen due to COVID-19, all of which involve companies trying to make a quick profit, such as one here in Florida that tried to sell bleach as a cure for the virus. Unfortunately, these deceptive, illegal practices that cause consumers to suffer… Read More »