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Using Estate Planning to Cover a Child or Grandchild’s College Tuition

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

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?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

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 »


Items That People Often Forget to Consider in Their Estate Plans

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

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 »


A Number of Hand Sanitizer Companies Identified for Selling Toxic Products to Consumers

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

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 »


Overcoming The Complications of Oil & Mineral Rights in Florida Estate Planning

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

The ownership of oil and mineral rights can significantly complicate estate planning. In Florida, those rights translate into a legal ownership of subsurface resources, and can be sectioned off from the surface property and bought, leased, or sold on their own. This has made planning for passing on those rights particularly complicated, especially in… Read More »


Goldman Sachs Found Foreclosing On Homeowners When Settlement Requires “Consumer Relief”

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A recent foreclosure defense article published by the New York Times highlights why it is so important to consult with a foreclosure defense attorney if a bank or lender is foreclosing on your home. The article describes the 2008 settlement entered into by Goldman Sachs (Goldman), which was required for the part it played… Read More »


Avoiding Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation During This Difficult Time

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There is no question that COVID-19 has created significant tension between a number of commercial landlords and tenants, especially given the number of businesses that had to close and, as a result, may have difficulty paying rent or may otherwise find themselves violating their leases. While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Supreme… Read More »


Long-Term Estate Medicaid Planning

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who practice estate planning here in Florida, we frequently receive questions about the connection between estate planning and access to benefits and programs people may need as they age, such as Medicaid. Many people have questions about how Medicaid will treat their assets in terms of determining whether they qualify for assistance,… Read More »


Florida Company Caught Selling Consumers Bleach Chemicals as Cure for Coronavirus

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Another serious Florida consumer fraud and protection issue related to the coronavirus has recently plagued both the market and consumers.  On April 16, a federal judge ordered “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing” and its associates to stop selling its “Miracle Mineral Solution,” (also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” “Chlorine Dioxide Protocol,” “Water… Read More »


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 »