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Are Handshake Deals for Real?

Is a verbal contract enforceable in Florida? Not all agreements have to be in writing to be enforceable, but having a written contract is best. For a verbal contract to be enforceable, you must be able to prove an offer was made and accepted. The offer must be for an exchange of value through goods,...

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Just Because You Can… Should You?

Would you extract your own tooth? Perform surgery on yourself? Shopping on amazon for things I don’t really need, I came across a few interesting items. Did you know amazon sells a surgical bone saw? Or a human rib spreader? Or dental extraction tools? Neither did I, until now. And the reviews, very entertaining! While...

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Contractor Caution

Choosing the right contractor is just as important as negotiating terms. The purchase of a home or commercial space represents a significant investment. But often it is only the first step because to be inhabitable or exploitable, renovation may be necessary. Much of the difficulty lies in choosing the right contractor. Many contractors promise you a...

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Express Contract vs. Implied Contract

Express Contract vs. Implied Contract: Florida contracts come in two types: express and implied. The two only differ in the manner in which they are formed. An express contract is formed by language. The language may be written or oral. Thus, there is no writing requirement to the express contract. An implied contract is often...

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Understanding Contract Recitals, Covenants, Representations, and Warranties

A contract is a binding agreement between parties, which can be enforced if one party fails to fulfill his promise. A contract may contain numerous sections and provisions, but not all of them are promises. So what are these provisions and what do they mean? Understanding contract recitals, covenants, representations, and warranties is essential to fully...