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Potential Challenges to Contracts

By Larry E. Bray |

Under ideal circumstances, contracts are made with a full understanding of the circumstances and each party’s responsibilities and rights. Yet this is not always the case. There may be issues surrounding the creation of a contract that lead to part or all of it not being fulfilled in the future. Additionally, problems that arise… Read More »


Estate Taxes for Florida Residents

By Larry E. Bray |

When you consider passing on your wealth to your family, you have to face a hard truth: taxes. When you pass away, the executor of your estate has to settle everything with the Florida Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Depending on how your estate is structured, your estate may owe… Read More »


Appealing a Property Tax Assessment

By Larry E. Bray |

If you are a property owner in Palm Beach County, you will have received a Truth in Millage Notice. This document explains any proposed changes to the millage rate for each relevant taxing authority and provides your property’s assessed value. This is not your property tax bill for the year. However, it gives you… Read More »


Backing Out of a Residential Sale Contract

By Larry E. Bray |

As a homeowner, you may decide it is time to sell your house. This might come about because you want to upgrade to something bigger for your growing family, downgrade because your children have flown the nest, or head to a new location. You may also be forced to sell your house to divide… Read More »


Why You Need a Florida Probate Attorney

By Larry E. Bray |

A number of things have to be done after a loved one passes away. While you are trying to arrange your relative’s burial and memorial service, you also have to begin to deal with the assets – and debts – your loved one left behind. This includes figuring out if he or she left… Read More »


The Differences Between a Trust and a Will

By Larry E. Bray |

If you are planning for the future, you have likely heard a great deal about both trusts and wills. You know they are considered critical estate planning tools. However, without more information, you may get confused regarding the similarities and differences between the two types of documents. To learn more about trusts, wills, and… Read More »


Can I Run a Business From my Home?

By Larry E. Bray |

The economy is doing fairly well, which means you may be ready to take the risk and start your own business. However, when you are first getting started, you probably do not have the funds to pay for a separate office space. You figure you will start your business out of your home. After… Read More »


When Can You Get Out of Buying a Home?

By Larry E. Bray |

Situations can change quickly. One day you think you are about to own a new home. The next day, you may be looking for any way possible to get out of the contract. No matter where you are in the home-buying process, there may be ways for you to back out. Some may leave… Read More »


Disputing a Non-Compete Agreement

By Larry E. Bray |

A restrictive covenant is a type of contractual provision that prohibits a party from doing something in the future. It is an agreement that a person will refrain from certain actions or behavior. A common restrictive covenant is a non-compete clause in an employment contract. This provision states that an employee of a business… Read More »


Have an Attorney Write Your Title Insurance When Buying a Home

By Larry E. Bray |

If you are interested in buying a home, contact the experienced Florida residential real estate attorneys of the Law Offices of Larry E. Bray, P.A. We have decades of experience in helping buyers get the best deal. We are here to perform title searches, underwrite your title insurance, negotiate the home sale contract, and… Read More »

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