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You Got Served! Now what?!

Alan Schwartzseid | Oct 22, 2019

So you’ve been served with a lawsuit or petition for arbitration. The question is what to do with the documents? Do you get nervous and concerned, and simply respond? No – a response without understanding the law could hurt your defense more than helping. Moreover, except in small claims court, a… Continue reading

The Importance of Maintaining Your Digital Records

Brian S. Hess | Jul 11, 2019

Few statutory provisions are more exploited by owners, cause more expense and (legally permissible) harassment, or disrupt an association's operation, more than Fla. Stat. §§ 718.111(12)(c) (relating to condominium associations) and 720.303(5) (relating to community associations other than condos,… Continue reading

You Win! So What?!

Alan Schwartzseid | Jul 11, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, obtaining a final judgment in a lawsuit should not be treated as a “game over” scenario. It is indeed a crucial first step toward obtaining what you’re looking for, but in reality, it means little more than that a judge agrees that you are entitled to something from the… Continue reading

How to Handle Lenders' Foreclosure Delays

Alan Schwartzseid | May 15, 2019

A lender's foreclosure action can create challenges for community associations seeking to collect past-due charges. Because a first mortgage lender can generally eliminate the association's lien and/or ownership, as well as certain pre-title charges, some associations cease collection when a… Continue reading

Coyotes in the Community

Arlene-Frances Ring | Mar 16, 2019

Numerous communities throughout Central Florida are experiencing encounters, many are very unpleasant, with coyotes. Numerous coyotes are in the Metro West area and are responsible for the deaths of several pets. West Orange County Cities, Ocoee, Windermere, and Winter Garden also report sighting… Continue reading