Florida Law

It May Pay to Get Cheated On

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 [...]

October 10th, 2019|Florida Law|

Sometimes They Get It Right – Florida Open Permit Law Changes

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 [...]

October 10th, 2019|Florida Law|

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

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 [...]

August 9th, 2019|Florida Law|

Florida E-Notarization?

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 [...]

July 19th, 2019|Florida Law|