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QUESTION: Did the laws change regarding fining procedures for Community Associations?
ANSWER: Yes, the procedures have ... Read More ⇒
At Wetherington Hamilton, we place a unique focus on special needs planning within our estate planning group. Special Ne... Read More ⇒
Florida's garnishment law contains detailed procedural requirements and specific deadlines within which a creditor, debt... Read More ⇒
With the rapid increase of technology in today’s world, there are many new gadgets and devices that offer people the a... Read More ⇒
Many of you who are local to the Tampa Bay area may be following the story of three local attorneys, Adams, Diaco and Fi... Read More ⇒
Question: When there is a mandatory evacuation because of a hurricane, what is the Community Association’s responsibil... Read More ⇒
What are the Differences Between an LLC and the S Corp or C-Corp?
For those of you that have ever thought abo... Read More ⇒
Question: Many of our owners are away for the summer, but have furniture and plants on their balconies. Can the Associat... Read More ⇒
“Do I need a Trust?” This is a question frequently asked of by many Estate Planning prospective clients; however it ... Read More ⇒
Question: I used to hear a lot about “smart houses” but not lately. Is this still a concept? Are smart houses still ... Read More ⇒
Recently, the Tampa Bay Times featured an article regarding homeowners who have abused bankruptcy laws in order to strat... Read More ⇒
Many creditors collecting consumer debts have heard of the Federal Law known as Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Th... Read More ⇒
Question: What should the community do to prepare for a hurricane? We already know about the pool furniture and protecti... Read More ⇒
If you live or own property that is located within a homeowners, condominium or other form of community Association, you... Read More ⇒
Should I accept a payment or check from someone other than the individual or entity who owes the money?
Picture this sc... Read More ⇒
The Medicaid Myth: “Will they take my house?” That is the single biggest question we hear from clients in regard to ... Read More ⇒
For any Community Association, an essential component that the Board of Directors must look to establish is a collection... Read More ⇒
Question: At our Condominium Association, how do we know whether we need a review or an audit for our year-end financial... Read More ⇒
As we head deeper into the digital age, more and more individuals are utilizing the internet not just as a hobby, but as... Read More ⇒
Question: Does an owner have a right to see the accounts receivable for every member of the Association?
ANSWER: Ye... Read More ⇒
With the excess of information at everyone’s finger tips, sometimes making any decision seems more complicated these d... Read More ⇒
Question: A couple of Board members resigned last year because they were angry about a Board decision. Now, they are run... Read More ⇒
Recent Appellate Decision Emphasizes Importance of Reasonableness and
Intent of Words in Interpreting and Enforcing Re... Read More ⇒
Most people have at one time or another been a tenant in a residential property. Security deposits for the lease of a re... Read More ⇒
Now that wedding bells are ringing in the state of Florida for same-sex couples, these individuals have some additional ... Read More ⇒
Often a creditor, in the attempt to collect on a judgment will find the judgment debtor has placed some or all assets in... Read More ⇒
Question: If a community or homeowner's association member doesn’t vote at all, does that count as a “no” vote?
... Read More ⇒
We have our community association manager sign communications as the association’s agent. Did new law change that in a... Read More ⇒
I heard that the law changed and the Board can now discuss association business by email. Is that true? Can we now u... Read More ⇒
The Market is improving. Should you do a Short Sale or a Short Payoff?
Both a short sale and short payoff require the... Read More ⇒
Do you know everything you need to know about Florida construction lien law? Below are some FAQ and answers that may giv... Read More ⇒
You may wonder what the lawyers do when we, as we say, “are in court”. We go to court to argue our client’s cas... Read More ⇒
A hurricane is on the way. Is your management office ready?
You have custody of Official Records for multiple associat... Read More ⇒
Within my last eight years of experience in Planning Estates and handling Probates, I have found a pattern of common... Read More ⇒
Even though there is no legal obligation for a homeowners’ association to notify new purchasers of lots of the exist... Read More ⇒
When there is a mandatory evacuation because of a hurricane, what is the Association’s responsibility?
Evacuations ... Read More ⇒
Is my tattoo copyrighted? Who owns the intellectual property rights to my tattoo? Do I, or does my tattoo artist? Can ... Read More ⇒
2014 LEGISLATION AFFECTING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OPERATIONS
I COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER LICENSING BILL- in HB... Read More ⇒
Many people try to avoid thinking about what will happen to their bank accounts and belongings after they pass away. A... Read More ⇒
THE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR CREDITORS DOING A WAGE GARNISHMENT IN FLORIDA
Creditors enforcing payment of a judgmen... Read More ⇒
Many Florida residents are away for the summer, but have furniture and plants on their balconies. Can the Community ... Read More ⇒
What should your community association do to prepare for a hurricane? We already know about the pool furniture and pr... Read More ⇒
Mortgages Assumed to Be Unenforceable Due to the Passage of Time May Now Be Enforceable Again
Since 1999 as a result ... Read More ⇒
How might the proposed medical marijuana law affect your Florida community or condo? Will smoking pot for medicinal... Read More ⇒
Will you be lining up to sell medical or recreational marijuana in Florida soon? How do you feel about your neighbor... Read More ⇒
Where doubt exists as to the legal ownership of a piece of real property due to conflicting or invalid claims, title to ... Read More ⇒
There are a number of common construction related issues that condo and homeowner's associatio... Read More ⇒
In the spring of 2013, the Governor of the State of Florida signed a new Limited Liability Company Act which took ef... Read More ⇒
On a sunny, summer day in 2010, I received a panicked call from a client. His 23-year old daughter had been riding i... Read More ⇒
For those intending to form a closely held operating business in Florida, the entity of choice, in most cases, will ... Read More ⇒
Recently, our firm had the pleasure of handling a file which involved the potential creation of a purchase money lien on... Read More ⇒
Have you ever pondered leaving your present employer and purchasing a business? Have you ever thought about expanding yo... Read More ⇒
In February of 1990, Terri Schiavo was a 26 year-old woman who suffered a cardiac arrest and fell into what some physici... Read More ⇒
Joe and Mary decided to move to Florida to purchase their waterfront dream home. They had worked for many years to save ... Read More ⇒
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