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How Can I Contest a Will?

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

Challenging a will is not an easy thing because the court views a will as the last wishes and voice of the decedent. Anyone who may have something to gain from the estate has a right to contest a will, but they must have the grounds to do so. A person may challenge a will … Read more

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Tags: Estate Planning for Florida | Florida Probate & Inheritance

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A real estate closing is the final transaction of real property between buyer and seller. On the closing date, the property is officially transferred from buyer and seller, but there is much more to the closing process than meets the eye. It is a good idea to hire a real estate attorney to assist you … Read more

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Tags: Florida Real Estate

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One of the paths to U.S. Citizenship can be in the form of a family petition. U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) may petition for relatives to immigrate to the United States. U.S. Citizens may petition for parents, spouses, siblings, and children. LPRs may petition only for spouses and children. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws, … Read more

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Tags: U.S. Immigration

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If you are selling your home and it is not a short sale, say so on the listing. Because of the housing crash and foreclosure crisis, short sales have gotten a bad rap for taking too long to close. Banks are getting better about approving short sales, but it usually takes weeks or months, and, … Read more

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Tags: Florida Real Estate

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Weird Wills Part 2

Posted on March 22, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

Celebrity Fever Audrey Jean Knauer, who died in 1997, left $300,000 to her favorite celebrity, Charles Bronson, whom she had never met in person. Her family contested the legality of the will, but in the end, Bronson ended up taking $150,000 from the stranger he had never met before, claiming that he planned to donate … Read more

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Tags: Estate Planning for Florida

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Online purchases are almost as common as going to the mall nowadays. People buy everything online: clothes, collectibles, toys, and even cars. Anytime you buy or sell something online, you have the potential to become a victim of fraud. If you are the buyer, the seller may not deliver your item, and if you are … Read more

Tags: Business Law in Florida

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New Investment Fraud

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR), whose mission is to “protect the citizens of Florida and the financial service industry,” issued a warning for investors on March 14. An international company called Profitable Sunrise is promoting risk-free loans and promising investors a 2.15% daily return on their investment. They are using biblical quotes to … Read more

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Tags: Business Law in Florida

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What is a B-1 visa?

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

A B-1 visa is a temporary business visa allowing foreign nationals and their families to be admitted to the United States for up to six months. In order to qualify for a B-1 visa, the principle applicant must be able to demonstrate that his purpose for visiting the United States is in regards to a … Read more

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Tags: U.S. Immigration

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Florida Ports

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

A new report, “the State of Florida Ports,” has been released by the Florida Ports Council. The report details the economic status and impact of each port. The report details the funding and planning being taken into account in order for the ports to accomplish their goal of creating jobs, boosting economic activity, and capturing … Read more

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Tags: Import/Export

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Weird Wills Part 1

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

A Last Will and Testament is not only a list of the deceased’s assets to be distributed. It is also intended to fulfill the last wishes of the decedent, and some people have had some pretty weird wishes when they die: Millar Charles Vance Millar was a Canadian lawyer and investor who died in 1926. … Read more

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