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DeWitt Law Firm Defeats Reverse Mortgage Company

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The DeWitt Law Firm successfully defeated a reverse mortgage company who was trying to foreclose upon a surviving spouse. Based upon the terms of the mortgage, we argued that our client was a borrower and could not be foreclosed upon until either her death or until she no longer used the home as her primary residence. ...

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Laser Spine Institute of Tampa Malpractice

As of September 2017, Laser Spine Institute of Tampa has 27 recorded instances of malpractice according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Although some of the instances resulted in no payout to the Plaintiff, others resulted in significant payouts from thousands of dollars up to 5 million dollars. ...

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Florida Law Declares Beneficiary Void After a Divorce

If a former spouse is listed as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, that spouse is voided as a beneficiary after a divorce pursuant to Florida Law. This provision also applies to employee benefits plans, retirement accounts, payable upon death accounts, other accounts that are payable upon death, and annuities or other similar contracts. After a divorce in the state of Florida it is important to update the beneficiary on all of your accounts, as your former spouse will be automatically voided as the beneficiary. This means that the benefits will pass pursuant to Florida Law, rather than as you...

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How to Minimize Your Alimony Obligation in a Divorce

Alimony in Florida is based upon need and ability to pay. In other words, the court must determine (1) if the spouse requesting alimony has a need and (2) if the spouse paying alimony has the ability to do so. Need is determined by looking at the standard of living during the marriage and the financial resources available to each party, along with other relevant factors. A court usually does this by reviewing the financial affidavits and hearing testimony of the parties. However, the court must evaluate all sources of income available to the parties when evaluating whether alimony is...

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