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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

Realtor

Legal Issues When Selling Tenant-Occupied Homes

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Rents are sky high in Florida, and that means that many people who own property are renting their property out. The problem is that while the tenant is there, the value of the home is going up and up, in today’s hot real estate market. So can you sell your house and take advantage… Read More »

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The Effects And Differences Of Wills And Trusts In The Probate Process

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

When you are creating an estate plan with the goal of avoiding probate and drafting estate documents, you may hear about challenges to wills and trusts. But what is the difference between a will and a trust? They have very different uses, and strengths and weaknesses, and which one you use, can make a… Read More »

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REAgents

What Are Liens And Should You Worry About Them?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

When you purchase or sell a home, one thing your real estate attorney, title company, or closing company will do is check to see whether there are any liens on the property. But what are liens, and why do you have to worry about them? Liens on Your Property A lien is put on… Read More »

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Guardianship

Guardianship For Those With Intellectual Disabilities

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

When we think of a guardianship, we often think of appointing someone to make decisions for others who cannot care for themselves—that is, for people who the court has found to be incapacitated, or incompetent. But in a guardianship for people with developmental disabilities, things are a bit different. Developmental Disabilities and Guardianship Developmental… Read More »

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What Does “As Is” Mean In Your Real Estate Contract?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

If you are selling property, you may naturally want to include an “As Is” clause in your real estate contract. Although these clauses can be very helpful to sellers of real estate, they often are not the “bulletproof vest” that many sellers think that they are. Misconceptions About As Is Clauses Many people have… Read More »

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LegalPI

Lawsuit Settlements For Minor Children May Require A Guardian

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

If a minor is involved in a personal injury case and receives a settlement, the matter is not as easy as having the defendant pay whatever money is owed to the child’s parents. That’s because the money paid is technically the child’s, and courts want to make sure that the money is being handled… Read More »

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Michelle Gilbert

Florida Potpourri

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Michelle Gilbert, Managing Partner, provides this important summary in “Florida Potpourri,” originally published in Legal League 100 Quarterly Spring 2022.  Read below to learn where we’ve been and where we’re going in the ever-evolving practice of law in Florida! Florida, the land of beaches and sunsets, swamps, and tourists—all of which has been impacted… Read More »

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ALFN Willed

Social Media Impact on Your Career and Personal Life

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Managing Partner, Michelle Gilbert Garcia explores the Impact Social Media has on One’s Career and Personal Life in her article published in ALFN WILLed 2022: Volume 7 Issue 1.  WILLed contains articles authored by members of the ALFN’s Women in Legal Leadership (WILL) group.  The information this publication provides focuses directly on the issues that impact… Read More »

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Michelle Gilbert

Michelle Garcia Gilbert named Top Women of Law by DSNews

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

The DSNews Journal Black Book edition provides an annual review of the most experienced and respected law firms supporting the default servicing industry, including Gilbert Garcia Group. The 2022 Black Book edition also names the Top Women of Law, profiling women of expertise in mortgage servicing and financial services. We are honored to announce… Read More »

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Michelle Gilbert

Practicing Law as a Digital Nomad

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Please read the article below written by Michelle Garcia Gilbert who is the President and CEO of Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. entitled Practicing Law as a Digital Nomad. This article was originally published via DS News and www.DSNews.com. Advent of Remote Legal Practice Protocols: Remote Practice In and Out of U.S.: Where We Are… Read More »

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