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Partition Actions to Divide Real Property: When Two or More Individuals No Longer Want to Own Real Estate Together

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You and your brother inherit a mansion from your long-lost wealthy uncle. You want to sell the property so you can get cash now. Your brother wants to keep the property, but he is unable to pay you for your share of the property. What do you do? In cases where joint owners of a […]

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Changes to Florida Jurisdictional Limits

In an effort by the legislature to bring relief to the Circuit Court’s heavy caseloads and to move cases through the court system faster, as of January 1, 2020, jurisdictional limits in Florida’s trial courts have been modified to allow for lower courts to handle more cases. Jurisdiction is the legal principle by which a […]

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Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Presents Julianna Groot With President’s Award

For Julianna Groot, senior counsel with Massey Law Group, providing legal services to those in need has been a long-time priority. While attending the Florida State College of Law, Juliana received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service award.  Fast forward to 2020, and Julianna continues to lead this charge and be recognized for her vision and […]

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Florida Pet Trusts: Who Will Care for Your Pets When You are Gone?

cat and dog Florida Pet Trusts

We have all heard stories of people leaving millions of dollars to their pets. The most famous may be Leona Helmsley, who left $12 million in trust for her white Maltese, Trouble, and nothing to two of her four grandchildren.   Even the courts felt that this was excessive, and a year after Helmsley died in […]

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Condominium Buyers Beware: Potential for Increased Liability for Unpaid Assessments

Condominium Buyers Beware

Due to a recent court ruling, condominium purchasers may now be responsible for payment of the entirety of delinquent assessments owed by previous owners of a unit rather than just the delinquent assessments owed the previous owner.  In Coastal Creek Condominium Association, Inc. v. FLA Trust Services LLC, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held […]

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We Are Champions — For Children and Their Holiday Store!

Champions for Children Holiday Store that provides toys for more than 1,000 children

Champions for Children mission is to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region. They achieve this through child abuse prevention and family education programs. Serving the Tampa Bay region since 1977, they provide support and education to approximately 40,000 people annually. One of their programs is the Champions for Children Holiday Store. For more […]

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Fundraiser for Barbara Leach for Judge: Putting the Fun (and Friends) in Fundraising

Barbara Leach for Judge Fundraiser with Massey Law Group and Greenlee Law

Barbara Leach is a nonpartisan candidate for Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, serving Orange and Osceola Counties. With the election on August 18, 2020, Barbara is focusing on connecting and communicating with her constituents. In October, Massey Law Group (MLG) and Greenlee Law held a fundraiser to support Barbara. “It was a […]

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INSPIRED BY WOMEN HALO Benefit: “Help one more child spend one less day alone”

Inspired By Women HALO Benefit supports orphans through the nonprofit organization, HALO, founded by Rebecca Welsh

Drugs. Abuse. Abandonment. These are some of the experiences children have suffered, who receive services and support from HALO (Helping Art Liberate Orphans). The INSPIRED BY WOMEN benefit, held on November 7 in New York City, raised funds and awareness for the needs of homeless children and teens. HALO’s mission is to “Help one more […]

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Thank Your Legislature: Reduced Delays Related to Open Permits in Real Estate Closings

Reduced Delays Related to Open Permits in Real Estate Closings

Thanks to a recent change in legislation, sellers of property in Florida may benefit from fewer closing delays caused by the pre-closing discovery of open and expired building permits. Under new legislative amendments, the turnaround time for clearing old, expired permits is significantly shortened due to more owner-friendly permitting laws. For example, rather than hiring […]

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Jennifer Codding Reappointed as a Board Member of the Pinellas County Law Library

Jennifer Codding reappointed as a board member of the Pinellas County Law Library

Libraries are special places in our community. They are where children fall in love with books, people gather, and speakers educate. They can also be places where the courses of lives are decided. The Florida Legislature provided funds to established law libraries in Pinellas County in 1950. The Pinellas County Law Library is located in […]

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