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When You Need a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is an incredibly useful legal tool, but it can be confusing to know exactly when it is appropriate to have one. This legal document allows a principal to designate another individual (the agent) to act on their behalf either in specified matters, or in all matters relating to the principal’s life…. View Article

If a Neighbor Falls in My Yard, am I Liable?

Slips and falls are an unfortunately common injury in and around the home. For that reason, many homeowners question whether or not someone who falls and injures themselves on their property can hold the homeowner liable. The amount of potential liability depends heavily on the legal status of the person who fell and was injured… View Article

Resolving Conflicts With Your HOA

Homeowners’ associations can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they ensure the neighborhood is held to a certain standard of cleanliness and order. On the other hand, they can prevent you from having total freedom on your own private property – and they wield legal power in many instances. The two areas… View Article

Estate Planning for Single Parents

The responsibilities of providing for a child are taxing enough for two parents. However, if you are a single parent caring for a child (or children) on your own, the weight of protecting multiple lives can incite anxiety, overwhelming fear, and thoughts of panic. You may ask yourself, “If something were to happen to me,… View Article

Understanding an Undue Influence Lawsuit

A person’s estate is settled and distributed through a probate administration process called probate court that uses the testamentary will of the deceased to transfer assets and inheritance to beneficiaries. In some cases, this process can be challenged by a family member who feels there is a questionable distribution of the estate’s assets that doesn’t… View Article

What is Mortgage Modification?

Falling behind on mortgage payments is more common than you might think. Many homeowners around the country fall behind each year and could be on their way to foreclosure without some sort of permanent assistance. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you may be eligible to modify your mortgage. With mortgage modification, you… View Article

The Different Types of Alimony in Florida

Couples who are considering a divorce in Florida need to be aware of the different options for spousal support, and should know how the state determines those payments. Legislation threatens to change regularly, but until it does, anybody going through a divorce should be aware of the different types of alimony offered in Florida: Temporary… View Article

The Most Effective Sinkhole Attorneys Around

Sinkholes can spring up from seemingly nowhere and leave homes and property devastated, while the property owners are left to pick up the pieces and fight with insurance companies for compensation. At the BCN Law Firm, we have an extensive record of helping policy holders get all that their insurance policies entitle them to. If… View Article

Repercussions of a Second DUI

As if getting a single DUI wasn’t enough of an issue, repeat offenders in Florida face serious consequences. The penalties associated with a second DUI offense typically include fines, driver’s license suspension, impounding the vehicle used, and compulsory installment of an ignition interlock device. In Florida there is also mandatory jail time for people who… View Article

What to do if Your Homeowners Insurance Claim is Denied

Though it may feel like it initially, having a home insurance claim get denied is not the end of the world. Claim rejections are actually a common occurrence, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of options. Why do insurers deny claims? It may be shocking initially to receive a denial letter from your insurer,… View Article