Florida Law Archives

What Can We Learn From The Cars Lead Singer?

2022-05-01T23:12:32-04:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Florida Law|

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars and successful record producer, married Sport Illustrated swimsuit model, Paulina Porizkova, in 1989. When Ocasek passed away on September 15, 2019, it was Porizkova who discovered his body in the home they still shared, even though they started divorce proceedings in May of 2018. It turns out that Ocasek [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Monty Python?

2022-05-01T23:08:16-04:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Florida Law, Real Estate|

The Monty Python star, Terry Jones' two children launched a legal battle against his second wife, alleging he lacked 'mental capacity' when he wrote his last will and left her their £2.8m London home before dying from dementia. The Welsh-born comedian passed away last year at the age of 77, nine years after his second marriage [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Kim Kardashian…. Again?

2022-05-01T23:06:09-04:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Florida Law|

Kim Kardashian is embroiled in a dispute with her neighbor over a new driveway. Kim's neighbor, who cares what her name is LOL, filed a California injunction to stop Kim from building the access road on a strip of land Key claims she owns. The disgruntled neighbor accuses Kimmy of wanting a special driveway that gives her [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Kelly Clarkson?

2021-12-16T11:08:21-05:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Florida Law|

Did we even know that Kelly Clarkson was married to Reba McEntire’s former stepson, Brandon Blackstock? I love this country-western singer dynasty….well, they’re divorcing. And, it’s messy. Clarkson filed for divorce in June of 2020, citing irreconcilable differences which seemed to have continued afterwards LOL. The two have contested everything, from assets to their prenuptial [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Cinderella?

2021-12-16T11:04:40-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Florida Law|

Cinderella (Amazon Prime) got a makeover and the 2021 girl-boss movie got me thinking, what would have happened if the story took place in sunny Florida? I'm doing the Lord's work here, people LOL. Get comfortable, we’re going to apply our Florida homestead laws to the Cinderella fairy tale! Avid readers of this blog (I [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From James Bond?

2021-12-16T11:02:46-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Florida Law|

I’m not sure what’s hotter, Daniel Craig climbing out of an ocean in his trunks or him discussing his estate plan LOL. It’s a great time to be alive, we get both! The highest-paid actor of 2021, Craig has a record-breaking deal with Netflix to star in two sequels to the comedic mystery hit, Knives [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Anderson .Paak’s Tattoo?

2021-12-16T11:01:38-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Florida Law|

Anderson .Paak is a 35 year old, seemingly healthy, Grammy-winning rapper/singer, which is why his recent Instagram post showing off a wordy tattoo regarding his death made some noise. Placed under a tattoo of Animal, the Muppet, the new tattoo reads, “When I’m gone please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Sex NDAs?

2021-12-16T10:58:59-05:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Florida Law|

These days, if you want to hook up with a celebrity, you better have your attorney on the ready to review the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) standing between you and night of romance. High profile men and women alike are requesting their paramours to sign NDAs intended to protect the celebrity and silence their lovers as [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck?

2021-12-16T10:53:03-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Florida Law, Real Estate|

Bennifer is BACK! Are you as excited as I am? Lopez is rumored to be relocating her home base to the West Coast to be closer to Affleck, but don’t worry Lopez’s ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez remains in Miami……and single LOL. So, what can we learn from Lopez and Affleck, these on-again-off-again love birds? The State [Read More ...]

What Can We Learn From Mariah Carey’s Litigation?

2021-04-20T14:45:16-04:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Financial, Florida Law|

It can’t be easy to have a famous sibling. Both Mariah Carey’s brother, Morgan Carey, and her sister, Alison Carey, have filed lawsuits against Mariah arising from her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. The pop-star’s brother alleges “defamation and the intentional infliction of emotional distress” and her sister states that the novel included “cruel [Read More ...]

Kim, Kanye and Life Insurance, What Can We Learn From These Two?

2020-08-20T10:49:57-04:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Florida Law, Insurance, Real Estate|

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are fighting (again, sigh). What happens when they divorce, they're Florida residents and Kanye's too busy taking over the world and forgets to remove Kim as his beneficiary on his life insurance? According to Florida law, Kim, as the former spouse is not entitled to the benefits. Section 732.703 states [Read More ...]

Sometimes They Get It Right – Florida Open Permit Law Changes

2019-10-10T10:50:30-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Florida Law|

Last month, the Florida statute has been amended to provide a clearer process for property owners to close out old, expired permits. There are several noteworthy provisions; the statute now (1) allows an owner to hire a new contractor to finish the work without liability for the original contractor's work, (2) allows an owner to [Read More ...]

To Be or Not to Be – Assisted Suicide aka Death with Dignity

2019-10-03T16:16:27-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Florida Law|

America is such a large country; it makes sense to me that the individual states differ. We even have a name for when state and federal laws disagree called the supremacy clause, which is part of article VI of the Constitution. When we think of state laws and the differences between the states, we usually consider [Read More ...]

Florida E-Notarization?

2019-10-03T16:19:01-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Florida Law|

Well, it’s happening guys.  I guess it was only a matter of time, but Florida has moved one step closer to digitizing documents and we now have an electronic/remote notarization statute.  I used to liken notaries to police officers, only having jurisdiction in their state.  A notary was only able to notarize a document while [Read More ...]

It May Pay to Get Cheated On

2019-10-10T10:51:51-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Florida Law|

Reminiscent of an Ally McBeal episode, just a few weeks ago, a North Carolina man sued his ex-wife's lover and was awarded $750,000. The man, Robert Kevin Howard, relied on an old English law from the 1800s, rooted in the idea that a wife is her husband’s property (LOL) and therefore, he can sue anyone [Read More ...]