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House and Senate Discuss Major Changes to Florida Alimony Laws

Two alimony reform bills moved forward during the first week of the Florida legislative session, with one referred to several Senate committees recently. SB 1596, filed by Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, has been referred to three committees for debate: the Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and Rules. Meanwhile, its sister bill, HB 1325, […]

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Lien Release: Proceed With Caution

It is very easy to take a lien release document for granted. You have done your work, you want to get paid, and the project owner tells you to sign a lien release so that you can get paid. The process sounds simple enough and I frequently see lien releases […]

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You Failed to Perfect Your Construction Rights – Now What?

Florida law provides strict requirements for perfecting and enforcing construction lien rights. Courts have repeatedly stated that anyone seeking to create a construction lien pursuant to Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, must strictly comply with the statutory provisions. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for contractors or subcontractors to overlook a deadline […]

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

It is not too early to plan for back to school shopping. The Florida Legislature recently passed House Bill No. 7109, which provides a three-day sales tax exemption on certain back to school items. Between the dates of August 4 and August 6, 2017, families may take advantage of tax-free shopping […]

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