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My Loved One Never Made A Will….Now What?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

No one relishes the thought of life coming to an end. Particularly when we are younger, or perhaps just starting a family of our own. People tend to set their minds to the building of things – not on the eventuality of putting things away. However, at some point everyone must pass on, and… Read More »


Naming A Minor As A Beneficiary: Why It Might Be A Mistake

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The most pressing matter on nearly everyone’s mind when they go to establish their estate plan, is that they want to ensure that they are properly preserving assets for their descendants. While the desire to have our estates go directly to the enjoyment and benefit of our children or grandchildren is only natural, under… Read More »


Are Surviving Spouses Guaranteed Rights In Florida Probate?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The closing of a life is rarely anticipated. Even when a long illness has set in for one spouse, it is understandable that many couples do not want to spend the little time they have left scouring through legal estate paperwork. The combination of these realities results in many newly widowed individuals unsure of… Read More »


What Legal Remedies Are Available For Breach Of A Florida Contract?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Every business relies on contracts. They are the lifeblood of every business, and without them many businesses fail. However, all too frequently the other party in a contractual relationship does not uphold their end of the bargain. This can be devastating for your current business and plans for the future. Businesses often scale their… Read More »


Estate Planning And The Florida Guardianship Process

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Proper estate planning is a key way to protect your estate against many things – including a court ordered guardianship. Florida is a state that is popular with retirees. Our population, more than most, does need the provisions in Florida law that allow a family member, or professional guardian, to act as a legal… Read More »


Consumer Fraud: Protect Yourself From Auto Repair Fraud

By Suncoast Civil Law |

One of the most common consumer fraud complaints is that an individual feels they were ripped off by an auto repair shop. Everyone who owns a car understands that you have to perform routine maintenance and make occasional repairs in order to keep your vehicle running. However, visiting the auto-repair shop can be a… Read More »


New Requirements Set For Residential Landlords

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Governor DeSantis recently signed a bill into law that, in part, places new requirements on residential landlords. While some of the aspects of the law will not come into effect until 2023, others are active now and should be on the radar of any landlord of transient or non-transient apartments History and Purpose of… Read More »


Florida Courts Consider: Is A Child Conceived After Their Father’s Death Entitled To Social Security Benefits?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided to not rule on a question presented to that court: does a child who was conceived after their Father’s death qualify to receive Social Security Surviving Child Insurance Benefits? Instead, the court stated that the Florida Supreme Court was a better venue to issue clarity… Read More »


Contingent Payment Clauses In Florida Construction Contracts

By Suncoast Civil Law |

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 Suncoast Civil Law |

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 »