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Moratoriums On Eviction & Foreclosure in Florida: How This Affects Lease Negotiations

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In March, the Florida Supreme Court issued an administrative order dictating that the requirement for clerks to issue writs of possession would be suspended through April 17, 2020, or as provided by a subsequent order, which has since been extended through  June 30, 2020 and may be extended further. In addition, due to the… Read More »


Figuring Out HOA Dues & Rights During Pandemic

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When news of the coronavirus initially emerged, we discussed some of the initial disputes that often came up between residents and their Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) here in Florida; namely, disputes involving how far HOAs could go (legally speaking) in restricting residents’ rights in order to protect the safety of the community as a whole…. Read More »


Why Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts Could Transfer Significant Wealth to Beneficiaries If Set Up Right Now

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In the wake of the coronavirus, a number of Americans are looking into whether a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT) makes sense for them and their estate planning in order to allow them to pass the most onto the next generation without also passing on any estate or gift taxes. The conditions surrounding the… Read More »


Do Not Underestimate the Power of Beneficiary Designations, And The Importance of Keeping Them Updated

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As estate planning attorneys who regularly help clients with wills and probate here in Florida, we regularly discuss the importance of not only having a will in place, but a complete estate plan, which also includes beneficiary designations linked to important accounts such as your 401(k), IRAs, life insurance, annuities, etc. These forms are… Read More »


The Coronavirus Crisis & Estate Planning: Are You Prepared?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

The coronavirus outbreak and panic that is present in Florida and the entire country has many who put off estate planning now wondering what they should do, quickly, in order to make sure that everything is in order; should the unthinkable happen, especially if they have young children. Indeed, as estate planning attorneys who… Read More »


Dealing with COVID-19 And Potential Homeowners’ Association Disputes in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There have been a number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Florida, leading Governor DeSantis to declare a State of Emergency. At this point, there is an increased risk for everyone, especially those with underlying autoimmune and respiratory issues and the elderly. As a result, we have received several legal questions and… Read More »


Coronavirus Price Gouging Consumer Fraud in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to law-enforcement officials across the country, including here in Florida, price gouging has become a serious consumer fraud and protection issue since the coronavirus crisis has hit, and not only is this an issue in terms of the individual sellers, but also the online platforms that host the sellers, such as Amazon, Craigslist,… Read More »


There Is One Regulation That Is Miserably Failing Consumers & Killing People

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

It is a horrifying, dangerous consumer safety and protection issue many of us thought was already resolved: Tip-over furniture accidents. In 2016, IKEA issued a recall of almost 30 million dressers and chests after the seven toddlers died in these accidents due to a design flaw which made them prone to fall forward. The… Read More »


Bill in Florida Proposes Changing Rules Surrounding Emotional Support Animals in Landlord-Tenant Context

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Florida House Bill 209 addressing landlords’ ability to regulate tenants’ need to have emotional support animals with them was proposed in January, and could very well come into conflict with the requirements set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act. Specifically, the bill would allow landlords to demand proof that pets are used for… Read More »


The SECURE Act Passing Warrants Updating Your Estate Plan

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Passed in late December, the SECURE Act makes a number of important changes to retirement plans that also impact estate planning. Most notably, the Act eliminates the “stretch” IRA for non-spouse beneficiaries, meaning anyone other than your spouse who is the beneficiary of your IRA can no longer only take the required minimum distributions… Read More »