October, 2016

Digital Assets and Electronic Communications

October 28th, 2016

Posted in Estate & Personal Planning

Recently, the Florida legislature has addressed the issue of fiduciaries’ ability to access digital data, which can include things such as emails and social media postings.  On July 1, 2016, the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act went into effect and it applies to estate planning documents regardless of when they were signed.  This act is found in Chapter 740 of the Florida Statutes. Individuals, estates, trusts, and businesses can direct who may have access to their digital assets and electronic communications and to what extent those communications may be available to a fiduciary.  Those persons can express their wishes in a Durable Power of Attorney, Trust or Will.
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Post-Hurricane Safety Tips for Our St. Augustine Neighbors

October 11th, 2016

Posted in General Practice,Real Estate Law

As our community looks toward recovering from Hurricane Matthew, we would like to share a few important reminders. While the task of taking care of your property may be overwhelming, remember to take care of yourself by keeping the following in mind:
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Hurricane Preparedness for Condominium and Homeowners Associations

October 4th, 2016

Posted in Condominium & Homeowner Association Law

Is your condominium or homeowners association properly prepared for a natural disaster event such as a hurricane?  While we are past what is generally considered the most active month (September) for tropical activity, the upcoming Hurricane Matthew demonstrates that communities should be prepared well into the later fall months.
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