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ABOUT US



Chip Waller - What Areas of Law Do You Practice?
Chip Waller - What Are Some Highlights of Your Career?
Chip Waller - What Legal Training Do You Have?
Chip Waller - Why Do You Like Being a Lawyer?
Introducing...Jaleh Piran - Vesseh!
Jaleh Piran-Vesseh - What Areas of Law do you Practice?
Jaleh Piran-Vesseh - What are some Highlights of your Career?
Jaleh Piran-Vesseh - What Legal Training do you have?
Jaleh Piran-Vesseh - What made you want to be a Lawyer?
Jaleh - What Do You Like About Being A Lawyer?
Mr. Waller - What Do You Like About Being A Lawyer?
Thomas Mitchell -- What Areas of Law Do You Practice?
Thomas Mitchell -- What Are Some Highlights of Your Career?
Thomas Mitchell -- What Legal Training Do You Have?
Thomas Mitchell -- What Made You Want to Be a Lawyer?

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ESTATE PLANNING



Ask Jaleh: Estate Planning Considerations after Medicaid approval.
Ask Jaleh: Special Needs Planning For People With Disabilities
Asset Protection Index
Elder Law Index
Can I Prepare Estate Planning Documents for My Relative with Dementia?
Estate Planning Index
If a Couple Divorces, What are the Right of the Ex-Spouse in the Former Spouse's Estate?
Do I Need A Health Care Surrogate For My Adult Son Or Daughter?
Do I Need a Health Care Surrogate if I have a Living Will?
How Do I Obtain a Power of Attorney?
How Do I Protect My Assets From Creditors?
How Do I Protect My Assets From Lawsuits?
How Is Estate Planning I Do In Florida Impacted When I Move To Another State?
How Often Should I Update My Estate Planning?
Is a Revocable Trust Preferable to a Will?
Is It Important To Have A Will Even If You Have No Assets?
How Can Domestic Life Partners Use Estate Planning to Provide for One Another?
What Is An Estate Planning Lawyer's Role When Negotiating A Marital Settlement Agreement?
Advance Medical Directives Index
Can I Leave Money to My Pet?
Do I Need a Living Will?
What Are the Benefits of a Health Care Savings Account?
What Can Be Done If My Agent Under My Power of Attorney is Misusing Funds?
What Do I Need to Know About Asset Protection?
What is a Health Care Surrogate?
What Is Elder Law?
What's the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
Who Should I Appoint as My Healthcare Surrogate?
Why Do I Need A Durable Power Of Attorney?
Why Is It Important To Do Estate Planning If I Have More Liabilites Than Assets?

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Guardianship



Ask Jaleh: Is a Guardianship Appropriate for My Loved One?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: What Steps Do I Take to File for Guardianship of My Elderly Parents?
How Do You Know If Someone Is Considered Legally Incompetent?
What Are Some Signs A Loved One May Need A Guardianship?
What Is A Guardianship Of Minor Property?
What Is The Difference Between A Guardianship And An Adoption?

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LLC's and Corporations



What Steps Should I Take If I Want To Buy A Business?
Corporate Law Index
Do I Need A Lawyer To Establish An LLC In Florida?
What Steps Should I Take When I Want To Form An LLC?
How Do I Write Corporate Minutes?
Do I Need to Keep Corporate Minutes?
What Do I Need to Do to Start a Business?
What are Corporate Minutes?
What Considerations are involved in a Corporate Stock Acquisition?
What are Director's Minutes?
What Do You Mean By Corporate Minutes?
When I Buy a Business, Am I Buying the Debts?
Why Do I Have to File Corporate Minutes?
Why Should I File an Annual Report?

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Medicaid Planning



What IS A Miller Trust And Why Do I Need One?
Ask Jaleh: Can You Use Medicaid To Compensate Family Members Who Are Live In Caregivers?
Ask Jaleh: How Does a Married Person Qualify for Medicaid Coverage, for Skilled Nursing Care?
Ask Jaleh: How Does a Single Person Qualify for Medicaid Coverage, for Skilled Nursing Care?
Ask Jaleh: How To Pay For Elder Care.
Ask Jaleh: Reasons For Medicaid Planning.
Ask Jaleh: The Medicaid Application Process.
Ask Jaleh: Using Long-Term Care Insurance in Planning for Incapacity.
Ask Thomas Mitchell: How Do I Protect Myself from Nursing Homes Taking all My Money?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: How Have Medicaid Qualifications Changed in 2013?
Can I Pay a Family Member to Be My Caregiver?
Can I Trigger Ineligibility For Medicaid Coverage For Skilled Nursing?
How Do I Protect My Home From Nursing Homes?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: How Can We Pay For My Relative To Go Into A Nursing Home?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: If I Go Into a Nursing Home, Can The Nursing Home Take My House?
Should I Give My Children My Money Now To Qualify For Medicaid In The Future?
Should I Give My House To My Children So The Nursing Home Doesn't Take It?
What is a Lifetime Personal Services Contract?

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Probate



2013 Estate Tax Update
How Can I Protect My Children's Inheritance Of My Home If I Have Creditors?
When Someone Dies, What Happens to His or Her Bank Account?
Do You Have To Be Married To Be Entitled To A Partner's Estate?
How Can I Avoid Probate?
How Does a Lady Bird Deed Help My Heirs Avoid Probate?
How Do You Avoid Probate and Have Asset Protection?
How Long Does Probate Take?
How Much are Estate Taxes in Florida?
If I am Married, Do All My Deceased Spouses Assets Pass to Me?
If I Have A Will Does My Estate Have To Be Probated?
If I Inherit Money, Do I Have to Pay Tax on the Money?
Probate Index
What Assets Are Protected from Creditors When I Pass Away?
Should A Parent Put Their Child On A Deed To Avoid Probate?
Does a Spouse Have the Right to Challenge a Will?
What Steps Can I Take To Avoid Probate?
What Are The Rights of a Spouse in a Home When the Spouse Dies?
What Does It Mean To Administer An Estate?
What Does Probate Mean?
What is an Executor?
What Is The Difference Between Formal Administration And Summary Administration?
What Is The Probate Process?
What Type Of Assets Go Through Probate?
Who Is Responsible For The Debts Of A Deceased Person?

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Real Estate



After A Notice Of Comencement Is Signed Can You Change Contractors?
Am I Allowed To Trim My Neighbors Tree If It Hangs Over My Property Line?
Am I Required To Allow Unattended Access Inside My Home To A Contractor?
Are You Still Liable for a Mortgage If You Quit Claim the Property to a Third Party?
What Is A Balloon Mortgage?
Can a Contractor Place a Lien on My Home if I Did Not Sign a Contract?
Can A Landlord Change The Rent After A Lease Has Been Signed?
Can A Person Fight Eminent Domain?
Can I Remove An Easement From My Property?
Can I Terminate a Notice of Commencement?
Can I Transfer My Homestead Exemption?
Can I Use Renovations Done To My Home Office As A Tax Write Off?
Do Contractors Have An Obligation To Complete Their Work Within A Certain Time Period?
Does a Final Judgement of Divorce Convey Real Property?
Does Transferring a Property Relieve Me of Financial Obligation on the Mortgage?
Do I Have to Pay Tax on a 1099-C?
Do I Need A Lawyer For A Property Settlement Agreement?
Do I Need a Lawyer to Sell My House?
Do I Need A Lawyer To Transfer Property?
Do I Need An Attorney To Evict A Tenant?
Do I Need My Neighbors Permission To Errect A Fence Where There Already Is One?
If I Have a Homestead Exemption in Florida, Can My Spouse Hold a Homestead Exemption in Another State?
How Can I Dispute A Landlord's Claim Of My Security Deposit?
How Can I Force a Co-Owner to Sell?
How Do I Evict a Family Member from Our Property?
How Do I Modify My Property Line?
How Do I Stop My Neighbor From Letting Their Dog Use My Yard As A Restroom?
How Do You Get Rid of an Unwanted Guest?
How Do I Apply for a Homestead Exemption?
If I Go Through Bankruptcy, Can I Keep My Homestead Property?
If My Property is taken by Eminent Domain, How is the Compensation Determined?
If Separated, Can My Spouse Inherit the Property I Buy, Before we are Divorced?
Is the Housing Market on the Rise for 2015?
What is a Ladybird Deed?
Do I Need a Lawyer to Buy a House?
What Is A Life Estate?
What are the Implications of a Mechanic's Lien on My Home?
What is the Difference Between a Note and a Mortgage?
Do I Still Own My Property if I Have Filed for Bankruptcy?
What is a Quitclaim Deed?
Real Estate Law Index
What is Involved in a Tax Deed Sale?
What is a Tax-Deferred Exchange?
What is Tax Proration?
Video Index
What Are My Options If A Neighbor Plants A Garden Or Erects A Fence On My Property?
What Are Some Common Types of Deeds?
What Are Squatters Rights?
What Are The Homestead Laws in Florida?
What Are The Repercussions Of Breaking A Lease Agreement?
What Are The Rights of a Widowed Spouse in Homestead Property?
What Can a Tenant Do if the Landlord Refuses to Fix the Property?
What Does Eminent Domain Mean?
What Does Homestead Mean?
What Does it Mean to Record a Satisfaction of Mortgage?
What Do I Need To Know About Construction Contract Agreements?
What Happens if an Unwanted Guest, or a Trespasser, is Injured on My Property?
What Happens to Past Due Property Tax When I Short Sell my Home?
What Is Adverse Possession And How Does It Work?
What is a Lease Option?
What is an Easement?
What is a Partition Action?
What Is A Suit To Quiet Title?
What is a Homestead Exemption?
What is a Notice of Commencement?
What Should I Be Aware of When Financing the Sale of My Home?
What Should I do if My Neighbor's Fence is on My Property?
When Can I Apply for a Homestead Exemption?
When Do You Apply For Homestead Exemption?
When Do You Use A Quitclaim Deed?
When Would I Need A Quitclaim Deed?
Who Does An Assignment Of Benefits Benefit, Me Or The Insurance Company?
Who Qualifies for a Homestead Exemption?
Why Do I Need A Notice of Commencement?
Will I Owe Income Tax if I Sell My Home for More Than I Paid for It?

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Real Estate - Buying



How Many Days Does A Broker Have To Return Escrow When A deal Falls Through?
What Advice Would You Give To First Time Home Buyers?
What is an Agreement for Deed?
Am I Required to Get a Survey When Purchasing a Home?
Am I Required To Have An Escrow Account With My Morgage Payment?
What is an Amortization Schedule?
Are There Any Florida Laws Involving Pets I Should Be Aware Of As A New Property Owner?
What Role Does an Attorney Play in a Real Estate Transaction?
Buying a Home Index
Buyers Beware!
What Closing Costs Do the Buyer and Seller Pay?
How Does Buying a House Affect My Income Taxes?
How Do I Buy or Sell a Property "As-Is"?
Can a Bank Refuse to Lend Money if the Home Has Radon?
Can A Buyer Sue The Seller For Failing To Disclose A Prior Water Issue?
Can a Home Equity Loan Be Used to Purchase Investment Property?
Can a Seller Avoid Paying Closing Costs by Having the Buyer Pay Them Cash on the Side?
Can I Buy a Home if I Have Bad Credit?
Can I Buy a Homestead Property Free of Judgements Against the Owner?
Can I Finance a Home for My Children?
Can You Terminate a Home Purchase Agreement If Not Satisfied With the Home Inspection Results?
Does an FHA Mortgage Have More Costs and Requirements Than a Conventional Loan?
Does It Cost Money to Refinance My Home?
Do I Have Any Recourse In Obtaining A Home Warranty That Was Promised But Never Delivered?
Do I Need Title Insurance?
Do Property Repairs Have to Be Completed by the Seller Before Closing?
How Do I Add My Spouse To The Deed On My Property?
How Is An FHA Mortgage Funded?
How Much is Saved at Closing, If I Pay Cash for the Home?
If I Buy A Mortgage from an Investor, Would It Fall Under The Dodd Frank Act or The Safe Act?
Is a Home Warranty Worth the Price When Purchasing a Home?
Is A Land Contract Still A Viable Means To Purchase A Home?
Is a Seller Required to Disclose a Death in the Home?
Is It Legal For A Real Estate Agent To Represent Both Buyer And Seller?
Is My Real Estate Deposit Refundable?
What is a Land Contract?
What is a Lease with Option to Purchase?
Should I Get Mortgage Insurance?
What Is A Non-Qualifying Assumable Mortgage?
What is Owner Financing?
How Can I Decide What Mortgage is Right for Me?
What Is A Piggy Back Mortgage?
What Does PITI Mean?
What is "PMI"?
What is a Purchase Money Mortgage?
Will The Bank Reduce The Interest Rate On My Loan?
Should a Purchaser of a Home Include a Mold and Radon Inspection in their Contract?
Should I Buy a Foreclosure Home?
Should I Buy a Short Sale Home?
Should I Invest In a Vacation Rental Property?
Should I Sign an Exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement?
When do I Need a Title Search?
Update on Flood Insurance Legislation
What Does A Title Company Do?
What Do I Need to Know Before Buying a Short Sale Home?
What Has Changed Regarding Home Mortgages?
What Is A Recourse Loan?
What Is A Subprime Mortgage?
What is FHA Mortgage Insurance?
What is FSBO and Does it Save Me Any Money?
What is the Impact on the Value of Waterfront Homes with the New Federal Flood Insurance Act?
What Is Title Insurance And Why Is It Necessary?
What Recourse Do I Have if My Builder Does Not Finish My Home by the Agreed Upon Date?
What Should a First Time Home Buyer Know Before Making an Offer on a Home?
What Should I Look For When Reviewing a Real Estate Contract?
When Is A Certificate Of Occupancy Required?
Who Pays Title Insurance?
Who Prepares a Real Estate Contract?
Why Do I Need Title Insurance?
Why Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer to Prepare My Real Estate Contract?
Why is My Mortgage Lender Asking if My Bank Accounts Have Been Seasoned?
What is a Wraparound Mortage?

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Real Estate - Foreclosure



How Can an Attorney Help Me if I'm in Danger of Losing My Home?
Can a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Help to Forestall a Foreclosure?
Can I Dispute a Foreclosure Action on My Home?
Can I Short Sell My Home if I Am Not Behind in Mortgage Payments?
What is a Deficiency Judgment?
Do I Qualify for the Foreclosure Relocation Assistance Program?
Who Can Foreclose on a Piggyback Mortgage?
What are the Steps in the Foreclosure Process?
If My Home is in Foreclosure, Can I Buy Another House?
Foreclosure Commercial
What Should I Do if I'm in Danger of Foreclosure?
If My Home is in Foreclosure, Can the Lender Lock Me Out of My Home?
If My House is in Foreclosure, Can the Lender Take Money from My Bank Account?
When Should I Let my Home Go Into Foreclosure?
Forelclosures Index
How Does a Lender Determine a Borrower’s Eligibility for a Loan Modification?
How Long Can I Stay in My Property if I Stop Paying the Mortgage?
How Long Can You Remain in a Foreclosed Home After It Has Gone to Auction?
How Long Do I Have to Wait to Qualify for a New Mortgage After a Short Sale?
If My Home Goes into Foreclosure, Can I Remove and Sell the Kitchen Cabinets?
Do I Have a Right to Sell My Property if It is in Foreclosure?
What is a Short Sale?
How Will a Short Sale Affect my Credit?
Short Sales Index
If I Short Sell My Home, Can I Buy Another Home?
If I Short Sell My House, Do I Have To Pay The Lender The Difference?
The Property I Rent is in Foreclosure, What Are My Options?
What Are The Consequences Of A Home Foreclosure?
What Do I Need to Know About Loan Modification?
What is the "Save Our Homes" Amendment?

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Real Estate - Selling



What Types Of Things Must I Disclose When I'm Selling My House?

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Tax



What is a 1099-C?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: How Do Capital Gains Affect Me?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: How Does an IRA Distribution Affect My Taxes?
How WIll a Foreclosure Affect My Income Taxes?
Do I Have To Pay Taxes On Long Term Capital Gains?
Do I Have To Pay Taxes On My Short Term Capital Gains?
How Does Selling a House Affect My Income Taxes?
How Will a Short Sale Affect My Income Taxes?
Taxes Index
Ask Thomas Mitchell: What Is The Inheritance Tax In Florida?

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Trusts



May A Trustee Sell Assets Without the Knowledge of the Beneficiary?
Ask Jaleh: What Is A Miller Trust?
Ask Jaleh: What Is A Special Needs Trust?
Ask Jaleh: Who Controls the Money In A Special Needs Trust?
What Assets Can be Named in a Trust?
Does a Designated Trustee Need to Hire a Lawyer?
Do You Need A Lawyer To Administer A Trust?
Should I Put My Homestead Property In My Revocable Trust?
Should I Have a Revocable Trust?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: Is My Trust from Another State Valid in Florida?
How Can I Set Up a Trust for my Grandchildren?
Does a Trust Protect My Real Estate From Creditors?
Trusts Index
Do You Understand Your Trust?
How Often Should I Update My Trust?
What are My Duties as a Trustee of a Trust?
What Can My Special Needs Trust Pay For That Will Not Affect My Disability Payment?
What is a Caregiver Trust?
What Is A Joint Trust And Can I Establish One?
What is a Living Trust?
What Is A Qualified Income Trust?
What Is A Special Needs Trust?
What Is A Trust?
What Is A Trustee And Who Should Be A Trustee?
Will You Avoid Probate With A Trust?

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Wills



Can Family Members Have Me Removed from Late Parents Will?
Can I Omit a Beneficiary from My Will?
What is the Cost of a Will?
Does My Will Have to be Probated?
Do I Need A Lawyer For A Will?
Do I Need a Will?
Excluding Someone From a Will
How Often Should I Update My Will?
If I Have Assets in More Than One State, Do I Need More Than One Will?
Terms in a Will
Ask Thomas Mitchell: What Documents and Information Do I Need to Gather Before Filling Out a Will?
What Happens to Personal Property if There is No Will?
What Is A Holographic Will?
What is a Living Will?
What is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Will?
Ask Thomas Mitchell: Is My Will from Another State Valid in Florida?
Wills Index

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