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What Is A Temporary Guardianship?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

The process to get a guardianship can be a long one. But sometimes, that’s OK. Because many times, we just see the need for a guardianship emerging, but there is no imminent emergency. However, sometimes something happens, or a loved one takes a turn for the worst, and suddenly, there is an immediate need… Read More »

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What Factors Go Into How Happy A New Homebuyer Is?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

When you purchase a home, are you happy about your purchase? Most people are, but how happy are they? Studies are often conducted about who the happiest homebuyers are, and what factors contribute to satisfied buyers. As you would expect, there are a lot of factors that go into determining who is happiest with… Read More »

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Understanding The Kinds Of Probate Cases In Florida

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Many people talk about probate, or probating a will or an estate, but they are not aware that there are actually different kinds of probate. Which is best for you depends on your situation—and you may not have a choice which kind of probate you need—but it may be helpful to understand the differences… Read More »

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Easements On Your Property: Should You Worry?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Let’s say that you are discussing your upcoming real estate closing with your real estate attorney. He or she mentions terms you’ve heard before—inspections, liens, or title issues. But then your attorney mentions an easement. What is an easement, and could it prevent you from buying or selling the property that you want to… Read More »

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What Does A Home Seller Have To Disclose To A Buyer?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

When property is sold in Florida, the seller is in a much better and more advantageous position than the buyer, for one major reason: The seller knows the home, and the buyer often does not. The seller has been living with the home, repairing it and maintaining it, and thus, knows what the problems,… Read More »

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Missing Persons, Presumed Death And Probating Estates

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

The death of a loved one is excruciatingly painful. It is made all the more painful when someone just disappears. Although it sounds like something out of a movie, people often die, and their remnants or bodies cannot be found. That can leave family in a precarious situation when it comes to probating an… Read More »

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Is Your Witness Ready For Your Foreclosure Trial?

By Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. |

Before the early 2000s, foreclosure trials were almost unheard of. There were few defenses, and defaulted borrowers rarely even contested foreclosure cases filed against them. But after the foreclosure crisis that began in about 2006, things have changed, and if you aren’t ready for a trial in your foreclosure case, you could end up… Read More »

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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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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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