90210-911: The Preparation of Luke Perry

Thu 28th Mar, 2019 | Blog by

90210-911: The Preparation of Luke Perry By: Ed Smith Whether you know him from his signature sideburns staring as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills 90210 or from his unassuming role as Pike in the 1992 blockbuster, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Luke Perry was an icon of the 90s. Unfortunately, like all great stories, it must come to an end. On March 4, 2019 after suffering from two strokes, the 52 year-young actor and father of …

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In the DIY era, FSBO Ain’t the Way to Go…

Thu 28th Mar, 2019 | Blog by

In the DIY era, FSBO Ain’t the Way to Go… By: Michael Michetti, Esq. In the height of season and a fast moving real estate market, sellers inevitably start thinking about trying to complete a “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO)   They think…“Why should I pay a commission, I can sell this house myself?”  Most homeowners believe their home is special and, therefore, easy to sell.   Well, not so fast.  This article shows there are …

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Estate

Mon 19th Nov, 2018 | Blog by

Recently, legendary singer Aretha Franklin passed away; unfortunately, she did not have a Last Will & Testament. Passing away without a Will opens up the private performer’s estate to public awareness and unnecessary costs. Franklin, who died in Michigan at age 76, left behind four sons, but no guidance on how to distribute her estimated $80 million estate. The eldest son, Clarence, age 63, has unspecified special needs and requires financial and other forms of …

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“Save our Homes” and the Portability of the “Save our Homes” Exempt Value

Mon 19th Nov, 2018 | Blog by

One of the benefits of owning a primary residence in Florida is a Florida Constitutional right of Homestead. In addition to homesteaded property being protected from certain judgement creditors, owners of homestead property are eligible to apply for a Homestead Exemption on their property taxes. This exemption essentially provides the owner with a reduction of up to $50,000.00 on the assessed value of their primary residence, thus lowering their property taxes. A lesser known benefit …

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