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Probate Administration After the Death of a Loved One

By Gary Carnal |

It occurs to many people to consider estate planning; people generally know the benefit of setting up a trust or writing a will. However, the probate process is not as clear or well understood. When a loved one dies, even if the deceased had a will, family members or close friends may be confused… Read More »

What Details Must Be Disclosed When Buying a Home?

By Gary Carnal |

During the sale of the home, there are rules that govern what information is required to be shared with home buyers. Most laws require the disclosure of material facts about the home, which can include any structural issues, mold and mildew, the accurate total square footage of the home, and any other items that… Read More »

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By Gary Carnal |

One of the most commonly used bankruptcy options for individuals and families is Chapter 13 bankruptcy. There are many factors and reasons why someone might choose Chapter 13 bankruptcy over another form of bankruptcy, including eligibility and asset retention. How does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy work? Chapter 13 bankruptcy is also known as a “wage… Read More »

Contesting a Will in Florida

By Gary Carnal |

When a loved one dies, surviving family members and friends can be overwhelmed with grief. At the same time, they are often required to deal with a number of matters, including funeral and burial arrangements, life insurance, and estate administration. Dealing with estate administration for a loved one can be difficult under the best… Read More »

Home Buying and Residential Zoning Laws

By Gary Carnal |

Owning a home can be a rewarding experience. Many homeowners get satisfaction from knowing that their property is all theirs. It can also be rewarding to watch their interest in the property grow as they gain equity in the property through mortgage payments, rather than handing their money to a landlord each month. However,… Read More »

Failure to Pay Rent

By Gary Carnal |

When someone experiences financial hardship, one of the most challenging and scary aspects is being unable to afford your home. If someone is renting, failure to pay rent can result in eviction, which is stressful for everyone. While the tenant must deal with the possibility of losing his or her home, landlords face stress… Read More »

The Importance of Title Examinations and Title Insurance

By Gary Carnal |

The purchase of a new home can be both thrilling and stressful. Excitement about your new home and plans for the future can also be accompanied by fear about potential defects or other hidden problems. Luckily, many potential issues with your new home can be discovered and addressed if you plan ahead. Conducting a… Read More »

Understanding Guardianship: What is it and is it right for my family?

By Gary Carnal |

As parents or loved ones get older, many begin to have difficulty making their own decisions or managing their finances. In those circumstances, it can be challenging for children or caregivers to know how to provide protection for their loved ones. One option available to provide care and support to older adults is guardianship…. Read More »

Understanding the Importance of Home Inspections

By Gary Carnal |

Buying a new home can be a thrilling experience, especially for first-time home-buyers. The home buying process can be long and complex. Home buyers can expect numerous steps between them and their dream home – finding a realtor, viewing properties, making an offer, creating a contract, and eventually closing and moving into the new… Read More »

Creditors Are Cracking Down on Debtors Who Keep Property

By Gary Carnal |

Bankruptcy can be a challenging and confusing process; debtors often face a variety of consequences, such as damaged credit ratings and surrender of personal property. Typically when a debtor agrees to enter bankruptcy, the debtor also agrees to surrender property that is encumbered with debt – but a recent trend has resulted in some… Read More »

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