Law Matters

Visitor Can be Trespasser, Licensee or Invitee

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Attorney William Morris discusses the difference between invitees, licencees and trespassers in his column Law Matters

Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

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Attorney William Morris discusses Esate Planning in his column Law Matters

Florida’s Lemon Law

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Attorney William Morris discusses Florida’s Lemon Law in his column Law Matters

Negligence Can Equal Liability

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Attorney William Morris discusses personal injury law in Florida in his column Law Matters.

Legislative Protection for Condo and HOA Buyers

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Buying a home or investment property is not without risk. Buyers should be working with experienced attorneys, Realtors and other professionals to avoid anticipated problems. But, buyers often move full speed ahead without professional advice. Many of these buyers feel that saving professional fees is more important than making sure their purchases is a good one and others do not […]

Sidewalk Trips and Liability

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Sidewalk cracks are all too common. Everyone has seen them. Some have tripped over them and been seriously injured. When that happens, the question becomes who is liable for those injuries? Liability is not automatic. A person injured in a trip and fall must usually establish the person responsible for the sidewalk had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous […]

Alimony Different Ways

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Alimony has a long history. Its genesis can be traced as far back as the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi almost 4,000 years ago. Its origin was intended to take care of the former wife, since women had limited rights and ability for self support. The modern concept developed during the 16th Century in English Ecclesiastical (church) courts. Divorce was not […]

Alternatives to Lawsuits

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Lawsuits are expensive. Even in smaller cases, the parties can pay tens of thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees. Attorney’s fees exceed the amount in dispute in many cases. Unless the prevailing party is entitled to attorney’s fees by term of contract or statute, attorney fee are not generally recoverable from the losing party. Even when they are awarded, courts […]

Gift Remorse, Take Backs or Returns


The joy of Christmas giving has passed and many recipients and even givers are having second thoughts. Can that gift be returned to the store? Or, if the relationship has soured, can a gift be taken back by the giver? There are not a lot of laws concerning returns or exchanges. Federal laws are virtually nonexistent. That leaves regulation to […]

Sellers Can Be Forced to Convey


Real estate sale are a big part of Southwest Florida’s economic engine. Investors, property managers, rental agents, sales agents and others all have an economic interest in real estate transfers. From time to time, a seller loses interest in meeting contract terms and conveying property to a buyer. If the buyer does not agree to simply walk away, the buyer […]

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