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Resolving Construction Contractor Disputes

Construction contractor disputes can be complex and time-consuming to resolve.  However, there are steps that can be taken to try and resolve the issue without resorting to costly and lengthy legal proceedings. Try to resolve the issue informally: Before taking any legal action, it is often worth trying to resolve the issue informally. This could [...]


The Advantages of Being Dual-SNP (Having Medicare and Medicaid Plans)

A Medicare Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP, pronounced “dee-snip”) is a type of Medicare Advantage plan made for people who fall into the neediest of populations. D-SNPs allow people with Medicare and Medicaid to cover out-of-pocket costs that would otherwise be unaffordable to them.  Medicare Advantage plans, otherwise known as Medicare Part C, are [...]


Ways to Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure

There are ways to avoid mortgage foreclosure in the state of Florida. To do so, homeowners need to understand the process and act quickly to prevent it from developing to the final stage of eviction. In Florida, a final judgment of foreclosure is an order granted to a financial institution by a court. The order [...]


Florida HOA Statistics

HOAs govern the majority of non-rental housing in the State of Florida, and the total number of HOA-managed housing and residents in HOA-managed communities continues to rise every year.  While many Florida HOAs deliver in terms of increasing property values and maintaining a secure community, they can sometimes cause administrative, financial and legal headaches for [...]


Collecting Construction Debt

Collecting construction debt can be a challenging feat. Thankfully, there are tried and true processes as well as experts to guide the way. Organizing Your Paperwork Many debts are due to unresolved disputes.  Therefore, step one in collecting a debt is creating a solid defense of the case for making full payment as billed.  In [...]


HOAs: 4 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Management Company

Many associations in the state of Florida manage their properties by hiring a property management company.  A property management company is a third-party entity that is contracted to handle the day-to-day operations of a real estate asset. Whether or not to hire a property management company depends on a number of factors that includes the [...]

Construction Bid Protests in Florida

In Florida, competitive bidding is statutorily mandated so as to ensure the best interests of the public. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) of 1961, codified as Florida Statutes Ch. 120 is the state’s main mechanism to ensure visibility and accountability in the public procurement process.  The related statutes are designed to ensure fair pricing on [...]


Five Documents Needed By Nonprofits in Florida

Starting and running a nonprofit in Florida can be document-intensive. From the beginning, documents are required that define the scope and mission of the organization as well as the rules by which the organization is run. Later, once regular operations are underway, other documents could be created that govern the non-profit’s relationship with its beneficiaries, [...]