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Situations Where You Really Should Have A Real Estate Attorney

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Real estate attorneys can be a huge help when you are buying or selling a home. Even the “easiest” closing can encounter unexpected hurdles or obstacles. But there are some situations that should tell you, from the very start, that there’s a good chance you will need a real estate attorney. These situations don… Read More »

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What Does A Real Estate Agent Have To Disclose To The Buyer?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Let’s say that you are selling your property. No property is perfect; every piece of real estate has some little quirk or problem that needs attending to. But when you sell a home do you have to disclose every little potential problem to the buyer? What has to be disclosed? Standard Disclosures Aren’t Enough… Read More »

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Easements And Your Real Estate Closing: Should You Worry?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When you think of things that could go wrong during your real estate closing, you may think of liens that have to be paid off, or code violations. But what about easements? If your real estate attorney mentions that property you are burying may be subject to an easement, that may be a concern… Read More »

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Signs Of Undue Influence In Estate Planning

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When challenging a will, trust, state plan, or bank account designation, one major way that people will challenge it, is “undue influence”. This is where someone else exerts pressure or influence that is so great, the person making the will is essentially coerced into making the changes that the other person wants-changes that usually… Read More »

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Dying Without A Will: What Happens To Your Stuff?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

The surest way to avoid people fighting over your property when you pass on, is to have a will and estate plan, and make sure they are done correctly. However, that doesn’t always happen, and many times people pass without having any will at all. That can often lead to fighting amongst relatives, but… Read More »

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When Should You Use A Power Of Attorney, Or A Guardianship?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When it comes to tools that people can use to avoid a contested estate when they are gone, or to avoid fighting when they are incapacitated, a Power of Attorney can be a valuable tool. But in many ways a Power of Attorney overlaps what a guardianship does. What is the difference between these… Read More »

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Is A Verbal Promise To Leave Something To Someone In A Will Enforceable?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Imagine that you have a friend, who is older. As your friend gets older you help him with his day to day activities, help him take care of his home and help him with his finances. You are certainly not doing it for any money or payment, but he promises you that in return… Read More »

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How And When To Use A Post Occupancy Agreement In Your Closing

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

With a traditional closing, a buyer buys a home and moves into it, and the seller is selling the home, and leaves it. At closing, door keys, garage door openers, and similar items will be exchanged, and the buyer can go straight from the closing to their new front door. But sometimes, it doesn’t… Read More »

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Timelines And Deadlines In A Probate Case, And Time Expectations

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you have a will that needs to be probated, you may be wondering how long the probate is going to take, and what the deadlines may be, for important events in the probate process. Of course, every case is different, and your estate and probate attorney can give you more specific ideas of… Read More »

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Are No Contest Clauses In Wills Enforceable?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Let’s say that for some reason, you feel that what you received through a will or through an inheritance was unfair, wrong, or that the person that made the will, may not have known what he or she was doing. You decide that you should challenge the will in court. However, when reading the… Read More »

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