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February 2017 Archives

Foreclosure and filing for bankruptcy

If you own a house and are facing foreclosure, a number of concerns may be going through your head at this very moment. For example, you may be worried about losing your family's home or unsure of what your different options may be. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., our law firm is all too familiar with the multitude of complications that entire families may face when they find themselves in the middle of foreclosures in Miami-Dade, and all other regions of Florida.

Dealing with divorce as a permanent resident

Although divorce can be a contentious and stressful topic for anyone in America, it may be especially troubling if you are a permanent resident. If you are a green card holder who is already in the middle of a divorce or anticipate splitting up with your spouse in the near future, you should make sure that have considered the potential impact of divorce. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our Florida law firm knows how difficult these matters can be for permanent residents across the state.

Florida landlords accused of discriminating against children

This blog has outlined some of the different hurdles that landlords may encounter when attempting to rent a home, apartment or condo. For example, landlords in Miami may have a wide variety of problems with tenants, from the non-payment of rent to eviction. However, there are other considerations that people should familiarize themselves with when it comes to renting property, such as discrimination. Landlords who discriminate against tenants for a number of reasons may find themselves facing harsh consequences, including legal action and costly financial penalties.

Dealing with a tenant who has a potentially dangerous dog

If you are a landlord, you may find yourself involved in a dispute with a tenant for any number of reasons. However, it is crucial for you to make sure that you cover all bases and address any issues that could create potential problems for you, your tenants or others. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we understand how challenging it can be for landlords in Miami and other parts of Florida to handle certain matters, such as vicious dogs on their rental property.

Are medical exams required for adjustment of status?

Whether you wish to become a permanent resident in order to spend time with your loved ones or move forward in a successful career, you may want to adjust your status for various reasons. Furthermore, you may have a number of questions regarding green cards and other aspects of immigration law. If you live in Miami-Dade, or another section of Florida, it is vital to find the correct answers to any of your questions and carefully move forward.

Miami-Dade sees increase in condominium inventory

For condominium associations, all sorts of issues may arise from time to time. For example, a condo association may become entangled in a legal dispute, have difficulty enforcing documents, become involved in a standoff with a developer or have a hard time collecting funds. In Miami-Dade, and all other parts of Florida, the condominium market is constantly changing, which can also affect condo associations.

The importance of handling a real estate dispute correctly

From allegations involving the breach of a contract to title disputes or disagreements between landlords and tenants, real estate disputes take many forms. At the Miami law firm of Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we understand how stressful these disputes can be for business owners, property owners and families across Florida. If you are involved in any type of real estate dispute, handling the situation appropriately is paramount.

Florida tenant accused of starting fire in building

Landlords and tenants may have disputes over a myriad of matters, from the cost of rent to outdoor maintenance and the terms of a rental agreement. Unfortunately, when disputes between a landlord and tenant in Miami-Dade are not handled properly, the consequences can be devastating for both parties. Whether a tenant is evicted with nowhere to go or a landlord's Florida property is damaged, each side may have their lives upended over these types of disputes.

False accusations of marriage fraud

From infidelity to disagreements over how to raise children, couples file for divorce over a number of reasons. For some, suspected marriage fraud may be the reason the couple splits up. If you immigrated to the U.S. through marriage, you may have a wide variety of questions if your spouse or someone else is accusing you of tying the knot solely to move to Miami, Florida, or another U.S. city. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our firm recognizes the incredible stress people in this position endure and we also know that some people are falsely accused of marriage fraud.

Do I need to pay estate taxes if I have a green card?

From missing family members who live in another country to completing paperwork, you may have been through a number of challenges if you obtained a green card in the U.S. However, it is important to be aware of any obligations you may have, such as estate taxes. In Florida, and all other states, people who have green cards and do not realize these types of commitments may face harsh penalties.

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