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What To Expect When You Are Named A Successor Trustee

By: Kevin M. Helmich, Esq. Beggs & Lane, RLLP Your parents call and tell you that they are nominating you as the “successor trustee” in their estate planning documents. What does that mean? For purposes of this article, I am going to assume that your parents have appointed you as [...]

By | 2018-07-02T23:35:42+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Understanding Homeowners Insurance Policies

By Terrie Didier Insurance policies can be complicated and sometimes require a flowchart to determine whether a loss is or is not covered after considering the exclusions and the exceptions to the exclusions. But some basic points for understanding insurance policies are discussed below. • There are eight general forms [...]

By | 2017-09-26T17:00:52+00:00 September 26th, 2017|

The Department of Labor Intends to (Eventually) Revise Its 2016 Rule Increasing Salary Minimums for Certain Overtime Exemptions

By Russell F. Van Sickle As of June 30, 2017, last year’s controversial Department of Labor (DOL) rule increasing the minimum annual salary for most overtime exemptions to $913 per week ($47,476 annually) can now be declared dead.  However, the DOL has not abandoned its plans to increase the minimum [...]

By | 2017-07-05T12:28:12+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

Who Would Want a “Crummey” Trust?

By: Kevin M. Helmich, Esq. Through a consistent program of annual exclusion gifting, an individual can dramatically reduce the size of his or her taxable estate. For those persons fortunate enough to have an estate with a value in excess of the unified credit equivalent ($5.49 million in 2017), an [...]

By | 2017-02-16T17:56:01+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

10 Things To Consider Before Signing The Purchase Agreement

By Jessica Andrade If you are like the majority of homebuyers in Florida, you are probably all too familiar with the Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase as approved by the Florida Realtors and The Florida Bar (the “Purchase Agreement”).  By “familiar,” I mean you’ve probably seen it - either [...]

By | 2017-02-01T16:44:40+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

Can I Erase My Criminal Record?

By Charles T. Wiggins When a person is arrested in Florida, the arrest record stays around forever. As in forever . This can cause problems when applying for jobs and professional licenses. Can I have my criminal record erased? Answer: It depends. Most of the time, if the charges were [...]

By | 2016-12-28T13:47:47+00:00 December 27th, 2016|

“What the Heck is My Lawyer Talking About?”

By Thomas F. Gonzalez Somehow, you have found your way to the Beggs & Lane law firm blog. I will assume you clicked on this link purposefully and did not simply find your way here accidentally because you were looking for a good deal on a purse (www.bagslane.co.uk) or you [...]

By | 2016-10-05T16:46:08+00:00 October 5th, 2016|

Understanding The Notice Requirements Under Florida’s Lien Law

By Joseph A. Passeretti Introduction Florida’s Lien Law is a powerful and effective means that a Supplier, Subcontractor or Contractor can utilize to make sure they are properly compensated for their work or their material. It is also an effective means to make sure an Owner of a construction project [...]

By | 2016-09-06T14:34:47+00:00 September 1st, 2016|