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Making Your Florida Estate Plan “Doomsday Ready”

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Florida has unfortunately seen its fair share of devastation from Hurricane Michael and other hurricanes, resulting in absolutely terrible losses. Truthfully, losing everything in an instant can happen to anyone, at any time. Because of circumstances like these, everyone should have a plan in place in case they are suddenly forced out of their… Read More »

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Selling Tenant-Occupied Property & Associated Business Transactions

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Selling rental properties involves a number of areas of the law, including business transactions and landlord-tenant issues. Below, we discuss the importance of balancing your  right to sell your property with ensuring that you also abide by the terms of the lease and any tenant agreements you entered into, and discuss other options you… Read More »

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Is It Necessary To Hire A Probate Attorney?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Too many people do not give a thought to consulting a probate attorney, or putting together an estate plan, for that matter, until there is a sense of urgency and it is arguably too late. However, it is best to look into these issues as early as possible so that you are not rushed… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud & Unfair Deceptive Trade Practices Payments to Floridians

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In what might be one of the biggest consumer fraud/business litigation cases to date, in late December, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $575 million to resolve unfair/deceptive trade practices and state consumer protection claims, which includes a payment of approximately $28.3 million to Florida. The settlement is linked to Wells Fargo activities involving opening… Read More »

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Data Privacy Abuses Scream Consumer Fraud Abuses as FTC Stands By

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

While evidence of consumer fraud abuse piles up against tech companies, many experts strongly feel that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been too complicit in the process. In particular, while a number of consumer advocates and lawmakers have called for the agency to take action against Facebook, specifically–arguing that it has blatantly violated… Read More »

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The Eight Most Essential Estate Planning Steps

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

You might be surprised to find out that six in 10 adults haven’t yet drawn up basic estate planning documents, such as a will or durable power of attorney. However, this is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected, should something happen…. Read More »

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Why Treating All Employees the Same versus Running a Business “Like a Family” Is Important In Avoiding Business Litigation

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who regularly work in business litigation here in Florida, we regularly see CEOs, business owners, and managers of all kinds of businesses—not just 501c3 nonprofit corporations—who  choose to manage their employees “like a family.” From a legal perspective, this can be very problematic. While it makes sense to have sincere concern for… Read More »

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The Ins And Outs of Philanthropic Giving In Your Estate Plan

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As Florida attorneys who regularly practice in estate planning, we frequently receive questions concerning how couples should go about incorporating philanthropic giving into their estate plan. Below, we discuss how to incorporate these goals into your plan, regardless of whether your motivations are tax-based, personal, etc.: Choosing One or More Charities Perhaps you’ve already… Read More »

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Top Estate Planning Mistakes Made By Divorcing Women

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Divorce is rarely an easy time for anyone, especially those who are most affected by its financial aspects. For women going through divorce, it can be especially important to stay focused on important financial matters because, according to some studies, a majority of married women leave control of major financial planning and investing to… Read More »

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Florida’s Significant Foreclosure Spike will Bring New Wave of Foreclosure Defense Cases

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to a report recently released by Attom Data Solutions, cities throughout South Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach) are experiencing an alarming increase in foreclosure starts, with filings up almost 30 percent over the previous year. Overall, Florida, as a state, is up 35 percent in foreclosure starts, representing the highest… Read More »