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Condo Law: What Constitutes A Nuisance?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

While every condominium complex is different, it is a fairly universal truth that anything branded a nuisance will not be tolerated. However, while every complex will have rules about how to handle a nuisance, almost none will specifically define it beyond some variant of branding something a nuisance only after it has already occurred…. Read More »

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Dividing Marital Debts

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

During a Florida divorce, it is not only marital assets that must be divided, but also any marital debts, as debts are considered property for the purposes of asset division. This means that in addition to deciding who receives the marital home or automobile, obligations such as credit card debt must also be apportioned…. Read More »

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Seeking Changes In Child Support

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Just because your divorce decree establishes certain amounts that are to be paid for alimony and child support does not mean that they may never be changed if there is reason to do so. In Florida, it is possible to seek changes to your child support payments if you are able to show that… Read More »

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What Can’t Be In My Prenup?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Because they are extremely adaptable and common in this day and age, some couples wind up thinking that their prenuptial agreement can be a hodgepodge of anything, and it will pass legal muster. The fact is that there are several issues that Florida law does not allow a prenup to resolve – such questions… Read More »

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The Problem With Holographic Wills

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a person decides to write their own will, usually in their own handwriting, it is referred to as a holographic will. Sometimes, this is the best option for them, especially if they have few assets and few heirs. However, even if a holographic will might be a good option for someone, it is… Read More »

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Common Concerns in Dividing Military Retirement Pay

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When military couples decide to divorce, one of the issues most often hotly debated is the question of military retired pay and how it can be divided. While some questions are easily decided, there are other concerns that may appear that can throw a proverbial wrench in the works. It makes a difference if… Read More »

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Probate and Stepfamilies

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Many people find happy lives in blended families. However, because blended families can gel so well, many forget that unless expressly provided for, stepchildren and others considered full family members do not actually inherit under Florida law. If you want to ensure that your stepchildren or other blended family members inherit after your passing,… Read More »

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What Is Condo Arbitration?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

One might imagine that when you have a dispute with your condo board, you might simply bring suit against them in civil court, as you would against a neighbor if you owned houses next door to each other. However, Florida law sometimes forces condo owners and associations to handle things differently; namely, within a… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements & Second Marriages

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

The United States is aging, and in many respects, Florida is leading the charge. The state is thought to have the highest percentage of residents over 65, and has one of the top median ages in the country. However, just because someone is no longer the youngest of the young does not mean they… Read More »

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Imputed Income and Child Support in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a couple divorces in Florida, their finances understandably become a primary question during proceedings. This is perhaps most important when discussing the issue of child support, as it is the child, not the custodial parent, that has a right to support, and so the court places a high premium on ensuring it can… Read More »

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