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The items that can invalidate a home sale contract in Florida

Buying a home in Florida can be exciting, but it may also be fraught with extensive paperwork and legalese. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., our goal is to ensure that your process runs as smoothly as possible. Part of that includes looking for the items that could invalidate your home sale contract.

Can your HOA complicate the sale of your condo?

With Florida’s attractive beaches and beautiful weather year-round, millions choose to retire here. As such, there are numerous condominium communities in Miami-Dade and across the state. This could pose a good business opportunity if you own a condo that you wish to rent out. On the other hand, there are some aspects regarding condominium associations that may complicate matters if you want to sell.

Residency status after a divorce

Here at Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we get many questions regarding marriage and divorce when it comes to lawful permanent residency. It is understandable that immigrants in Miami-Dade who are divorcing would be concerned about their residency status. What happens if you gained legal resident status through your marriage to a U.S. citizen or legal resident, but now your marriage has failed? Will you soon face deportation procedures?

Detained Pakistani immigrants go on hunger strike near Miami

Miami is known as one of the busiest spots in the country for illegal immigration action, with the ocean being an avenue for refugees and other foreigners wanting a chance at a better life. Once upon American soil, illegal immigrants may face detainment by authorities. Claims of mistreatment by customs officials and other immigration authorities are not uncommon. Immigrants are humans with feelings, no matter their nationality, and human rights advocates tirelessly strive to ensure they are treated fairly when they are in detainment or facing deportation.

What do I need to know about property condemnation?

Vacant, uninhabitable homes and real estate properties are a common sight throughout Miami-Dade. In many cases, deteriorating homes are condemned by the city or state and are reclaimed for public use. However, you may find your own property the subject of condemnation against your will. If you do not wish to sell your property to the government, it may turn into a real estate dispute.

Protecting your interests when debt collectors call

It is a common scenario for homeowners in Miami-Dade, as well as across the country: Financial challenges build up until you are no longer able to keep your head above water, and the bill collectors start calling. What happens when unpaid bills lead to your debt being turned over to collection agencies? You will likely start seeing notices in the mail in addition to getting those annoying phone calls. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we have heard from many clients who are concerned they could lose their homes as a result of mounting bills and creditor harassment.

The deal breakers that a home inspection in Florida may reveal

Purchasing a home in Florida can be an exciting time, but it can quickly deteriorate if the buyers do not take the necessary steps to protect themselves. One of those measures is to have a thorough home inspection. According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, a home inspector must be licensed in the state to conduct the investigation.

Explaining the categories of employment-based visas

When you have plans to secure an employment-based visa, you should be aware of the different categories available. Our attorneys at Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A. Attorneys at Law know how crucial it is to apply for the right visa and provide the proper documentation. Using the guide below, you can start to determine which option is right for you.

Understanding employment visas and family members

Coming to the United States for work often means getting separated from family. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A. Attorneys at Law, we know how difficult it can be to put thousands of miles and even oceans between you and your loved ones. We often help people here on employment visas bring family members over as well.

Determining eligibility to work after filing for asylum

While the United States government does limit the number of people who can gain refugee status every year, there is no limit to how many people are awarded asylum. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 9,933 people were given asylum in 2013. Asylees are people who are already in the country in order to escape persecution based on their race, nationality, religion or politics. This differs from a refugee, who is not yet in the United States.

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