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Why Now Is A Great Time To Refinance Your Lake Wales Home

Can you imagine paying over 18% in interest on your home loan? It is true! If you financed a house in 1981, that would be the going rate. That rate seems outrageous today, as a 15-y... — Updated 4/15/2021


Mileage Rates - The IRS is Slower Than . . . Who? The IRS

What can your company do to prepare for the 2021 IRS Mileage Rate? Does your company reimburse its employees at the current IRS Mileage Rate? The IRS has just released the standard... — Updated 1/15/2021


How I Got to FLY!

I remember my excitement a few months ago, when I received the call. A mere 16 hours from that call, I was getting to do my First (unlikely my last) paramotoring flight, the purest... — Updated 1/10/2021


Honoring the Importance of Newspapers

In Law School, one of the first things we learn is why our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights (the first ten Constitutional Amendments ratified in 1791) is critical to the... — Updated 1/10/2021


Excited to Meet Astronaut at Bok Tower

Yes, it's true! It was at "Dark Sky Party," an annual event at our very own Bok Tower Gardens! In addition, it was an amazing day including attending mind-expanding lectures on... — Updated 1/10/2021


Here are a Few Good Tips About Living Trusts for People of All Ages

Many people still have the wrong impression that living trusts are only for high-wealth people. While it is true that persons with large estates have added tax benefits, the... — Updated 5/26/2020


Local Attorneys Writing Wills Risk Themselves and Appear in Person Despite COVID-19

My lawyer friends who specialize in trademarks or criminal law, have had a relatively smooth switch to practicing remotely while social distancing. Some of these lawyers always... — Updated 4/15/2020


I Love My House - Deed Recording During the Shut Down

Buying a house is an exciting time! There's the thrill of it, and also the "to do" list that seems longer than the lot line. Even on a normal day, buying a house is a big deal. But... — Updated 4/8/2020


Make 2020 Your Year to See Your Estate Plan with 2020 Clear Vision

Life is full of unexpected happenings. Like all good and bad things, death is also a part of life. Florida residents should acknowledge this reality and plan in advance. It ensures... — Updated 3/11/2020


Your Child is Age 18 - Should This New Adult Draft Estate Planning Documents?

Many people think wills and estate planning are only for seniors! Not true! Every student who just graduated from Lake Wales High in 2019 needs to think about estate planning. In... — Updated 9/17/2019


Being Married Has New Benefit on Deed Transfers Starting July 1

Last year, Florida Law was amended to provide that documentary taxes do not apply to a deed that conveys homestead property between spouses, if the only consideration for the... — Updated 6/28/2019


A New Bad Guy is in Town and Hitting Businesses - One Free, Easy Step to Take

As a business and estate planning lawyer, I have represented Lake Wales and Polk County residents and businesses for nearly 30 years. I find that local residents have a... — Updated 6/16/2019


Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Lake Wales residents should have an estate plan, but estate plans can be difficult for the uninitiated to draw up. There are so many mistakes that people often make in the realm of... — Updated 3/23/2019

 By Cynthia Rignanese    News

Pancakes and Auction Benefit Local Children

Come out to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7-10 a.m. for the Lake Wales Kiwanis Club's all-you-can eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage. The church is... — Updated 2/25/2019


Gourmet Salvadorian Surprises

What do you think of when you hear the words "El Salvador"? Crime, gangs, earthquakes, a long war, refugees? But, El Salvador has a surprise, and it is none of the above. It is... — Updated 2/14/2019


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