Landlord/Tenant Law
By Daniel Copeland / October 11, 2018

What Should I Know Before I Rent in Florida?

            Prior to signing a rental agreement; it is very strongly advised that you make arrangements for a walk-through of...

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Law Blog
By Daniel Copeland / October 4, 2018

Have a Legal Matter?

You’re most likely over the age of 45, and you’re not in this situation by choice. You might be dealing...

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Construction Law
By Daniel Copeland / September 25, 2018

Whose Responsibility is it to Get Releases of Lien(s)?

 In your contract/agreement with your contractor, you can stipulate that he/she is responsible and must provide all releases of lien. ...

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Construction Law, Law Blog
By Daniel Copeland / September 20, 2018

What is a Sworn Statement of Account?

 At any point during construction, the owner may request in writing from the contractor a Sworn Statement of Account.             Pursuant...

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Construction Law
By Daniel Copeland / September 11, 2018

How Do I Contest a Construction or Mechanics Lien On My Property?

A construction or mechanics lien is valid for one (1) year, unless a lienor files a lawsuit to enforce the...

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Divorce Law, Family Law
By Daniel Copeland / August 28, 2018

What is a Contested or Uncontested Divorce?

A "dissolution of marriage" (most often called a “divorce”) may be either an “uncontested divorce” or a “contested divorce.” In...

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Construction Law
By Daniel Copeland / August 22, 2018

Can An Unlicensed Contractor file a Claim of Lien on My Property?

A lien filed by an unlicensed contractor, subcontractor, or sub-subcontractor is not valid; see §713.02(7), Florida Statutes, which states that...

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Construction Law
By Daniel Copeland / August 16, 2018

What is a Notice of Commencement?

WARNING PROPERTY OWNERS The Notice of Commencement provides notice of the intention to begin improvements to property, it provides the...

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Family Law
By Daniel Copeland / July 24, 2018

Military Deployment and Time-sharing

Active duty service members are protected under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) but they are also protected under §61.13002 of the Florida...

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Construction Law
By Daniel Copeland / July 23, 2018

What is a Notice to Owner?

A Notice to Owner is a written notice, as required by Florida Statute §713.06, which officially advises the owner(s) of...

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Landlord/Tenant Law
By Daniel Copeland / July 18, 2018

I let a friend/family member stay at my home temporarily, but now they won’t leave. What do I do?

Have you allowed a friend or family member to stay in your home for a certain amount of time, with...

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Divorce Law
By Daniel Copeland / April 30, 2018

The Deed to Our Home Is In My Spouse’s Name, but I Am On the Mortgage – Am I Responsible to Pay the Mortgage After the Divorce?

We often hear this question during divorce proceedings, particularly when minor children are involved.  There are two primary things to...

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Family Law, Law Blog
By Daniel Copeland / April 16, 2018

We Have Two Children and Are Getting a Divorce. How Much Child Support Will I Have to Pay to My Former Spouse?

In Florida, it is not only public policy, but state law that both parents of minor children are to provide...

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Family Law, Law Blog
By Daniel Copeland / April 9, 2018

I Just Found Out My Husband Has Had an Affair, and I want to Ruin Him

At Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., we fully understand that you feel shocked, hurt, betrayed and angry.  We...

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Family Law, Law Blog
By Daniel Copeland / April 2, 2018

A Former Girlfriend Just Told Me I Am the Father of Her Child: What Do I Do?

This is far from an unusual situation.  You may or may not be the father of the child.  However, if...

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