Florida Law Archives

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

2019-10-10T10:50:30-04:00October 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 [...]

2019-10-03T16:16:27-04:00August 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 [...]

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