Florida Law Archives

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 ...]