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March 2019 Archives

Real estate disputes: Facts about eminent domain

Eminent domain refers to the government (federal or state) having the right to take private property for public use upon payment of just compensation to the property owner. Florida real estate disputes often erupt when state laws are misunderstood or when parties disagree about property lines or other related issues. While state laws vary, many states prohibit certain properties from being taken, such as cemeteries.

Real estate disputes: Neighbor sets up controversial lawn display

Many Florida properties have fences. They come in various shapes and sizes. In some neighborhoods, there are regulations regarding how tall a fence can be. When real estate disputes erupt between neighbors, it is often because of property line problems, such as extending tree limbs or fence issues.

Mother and son arrested by US immigration law officers

On any given day, visitors to Florida might encounter activists protesting one issue or another regarding immigration policies in the United States. In this state and across the country, U.S. immigration law is a controversial topic that often incites heated debate. A protest rally in another state recently caused many immigrant advocates concern when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested a mother and son.

Communicable disease, current US immigration law issue

Tens of thousands of immigrants are currently residing in detention facilities in Florida and across the country. U.S. immigration law officials must provide for their temporal needs, including medical care, as needed. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say there are more than 50,000 immigrants detained at this time.

Real estate disputes among other recent problems for Dykstra

Former center fielder for the Mets, Lenny Dykstra, is knee-deep in legal trouble regarding a property sale. The current situation is apparently only one of many legal problems he has faced in recent years. Right now, he is accused of wrongdoing regarding real estate disputes. While the plaintiffs in a lawsuit have not named him as a defendant, he is at the center of the controversy that is being battled out in court. There may be Florida residents currently trying to resolve similar property issues.

Did US immigration law agents arrest Florida man without cause?

A new film in making its rounds at arts festivals and in cinemas. A Florida man who emigrated to the United States from another country of origin is one of the film's key figures. In it, the man speaks about civil rights violations and dire conditions in one of the state's for-profit immigration detention centers. Many believe it was his participation in the film that prompted U.S. immigration law officers to arrest him, allegedly without cause. 

Threat of foreclosure: Possible options to save your Florida home

Lenders sometimes foreclose on a home when owners have stopped making mortgage payments. In such cases, a homeowner is said to be in default on his or her loan. Foreclosure is a legal process handled in the Florida court system. Fortunately, many Florida homeowners have been able to overcome the financial issues that placed their homes at risk. 

Best jobs when arriving in Florida via employment immigration

Immigrating to Florida is definitely not without its challenges. One of the most common concerns immigrants have is whether they'll be able to land a job. There are also numerous obstacles that can arise during the employment immigration visa process. Knowing where to seek support is often the key to overcoming such problems.

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