September 25

A Deed Indeed! A Guide to Different Types of Deeds in Florida

here are four basic types of deeds in Florida with some specialized deeds based on one of the four types. The four basic types of deeds, in order of decreasing benefit to the Grantee, are: the Warranty Deed, the Special Warranty Deed, the Fee Simple Deed, and the Quit Claim Deed. In addition, there are specialized Deeds such as Personal Representative’s, Trustee’s, Guardian’s, and Life Estate Deeds.

April 7

Barnes Walker Spring 2015 Newsletter

Click here to read the full newsletter! Descent of Homestead by Lawrence W. Thomas, Esq. A common situation which estate planning attorneys and real estate practitioners encounter is that of the descent of homestead real property. Many people in Florida only think of homestead in terms of the exemption that they can claim for ad.

April 2

Seller-Financing Restrictions Under The Dodd-Frank Act

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), and with other laws, has expanded previous regulations concerning the licensing, training, screening, and compensation practices of loan originators, mortgage brokers, bank officers, and lenders in general, in consumer loan transactions. On January 10, 2014, the Loan Originator Rule.