Florida Construction Lien Law: Method of Serving Notices 713.18, Florida Statutes

Serving Construction Notices Florida

713.18 Manner of serving notices and other instruments.— (1) Service of notices, claims of lien, affidavits, assignments, and other instruments permitted or required under this part, or copies thereof when so permitted or required, unless otherwise specifically provided in this part, must be made by one of the following methods: (a) By actual delivery to the person to … Read more

Clerk’s Satisfaction of Judgment

Want to satisfy a judgment but cannot find or get cooperation of the judgment-creditor? There are options. Fla. Stat. 55.141 provides a method to obtain a satisfaction of judgment by just dealing with the clerk. Judgment debtors may want to use this statute if: The cannot find the judgment holder, Judgment holder not-cooperating – will … Read more

Andrew Douglas, P.A. Construction Attorney Representing Engineers

Andrew Douglas, P. A. is a South Florida Construction Attorney, our Construction attorneys handle all construction claims and construction disputes. We handle claims for all Florida Construction Contractors, including Engineerss. A Engineers is defined under Florida Law as: “Engineering” includes the term “professional engineering” and means any service or creative work, the adequate performance of … Read more

Clerk’s Default, Court Default, Final Default Judgment – Vacating Defaults in Florida State and Federal Courts.

Default Basics.  A default occurs in litigation when a party fails either to respond to a lawsuit, and less often can be entered against a party who fails to comply with a court order. In Florida, a party in most cases has 20 days to answer a lawsuit. If that party fails to file any … Read more

Florida’s Homestead Exemption and its Benefits. Everything a Floridian Needs to Know.

This is a quick guide as to the meaning and benefits of the Florida Homestead Exemption. While many states have some sort of Homestead benefits, Florida’s Homestead laws provide the Country’s most generous set of benefits to its homeowners. The term Homestead exemption in Florida may refer to four different types of homestead exemptions/benefits  under Florida law: … Read more

Transfer your Residence to a Life Estate Under Florida Law- Keep Homestead and Your “Save Our Homes” Valuation

I want to transfer my residence to my child/children keeping a life estate for myself so that my property avoids probate, will I lose my homestead exemption or my “Save Our Home” valuation? NO , to both. Here is why: A transfer from full ownership (fee simple) to a life estate where the grantor keeps … Read more

Local Preference in Florida Public Procurement

Generally, public works construction projects must be procured by  competitive bidding. Fla. Stat. 255.20(1).  However, the requirement for competitive bidding in Fla. Stat. 255.20 does not prohibit application of any small-business or disadvantaged-business enterprise program or any local-preference ordinance.Fla Stat. 255.20(i). Local Preference ordinances are used by governmental entities to help local businesses obtain public work, … Read more

Andrew Douglas, P.A. IPhone Web App- Now Available

Carry your attorney with you on your phone. Andrew Douglas, P.A. can now be installed on your Iphone as a web-based application. Now you can follow the conversation wherever you go. Go to www.douglasfirm.com on your Iphone Safari browser, Click the “+” button on the bottom of the browser. Select Add to my Home Screen. … Read more