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Estate Planning After a Divorce: Your Questions, Answered

When you make your estate plan with your spouse, you’re probably not thinking about what would happen if you eventually divorced. However, many people are in this exact situation. With all the elements that go into filing for divorce, many people overlook updating their estate plans to reflect their new marital status. Updating your estate […]

Characteristics You Should Look for in a Personal Representative

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when drafting your will and creating your estate plan is to appoint a personal representative, sometimes called an “executor,” to handle your estate after you pass away. Personal representatives are responsible for notifying beneficiaries, valuing the estate, and handling creditor claims. Ultimately, personal representatives are tasked with […]

Common Clauses You Should Include In Your Business Contracts

When it comes to business contracts, you want to make sure you dot your “i’s” and cross your “t’s.” Vague or ambiguous agreements can lead to legal headaches down the road when issues arise. That’s why it’s essential to have an experienced attorney draft contracts for your small business. For a contract to be valid, […]

Common Mistakes Couples Make When Getting Divorced

Divorce is an emotional and challenging time in your life. High emotions can drive actions and cause well-meaning couples to make mistakes during the divorce process. These mistakes can negatively affect your case. Learn more about the most common mistakes couples make when getting divorced below.  Talking Negatively About Your Ex When tensions run high, […]

What is a NDA Contract?

Non disclosure agreements (also called NDAs) are contracts that define confidentiality terms between two business entities or employees. NDAs prevent people from releasing confidential material or trade secrets while employed or doing business with a company. NDAs are common in many business contracts between partners, employees, service providers, and contractors. Here’s what you should know […]

Contesting a Will: What You Need to Know

Probate is the legal process of executing a person’s will and distributing their assets to beneficiaries. A will ensures an estate is handled according to your loved one’s last wishes. However, family members may disagree about the will’s creation, validity, and execution. In such cases, a relative or beneficiary may challenge (also called contest) the […]

Can I Get Sole Custody of My Kids in Florida?

In the past, family courts typically favored one parent regarding custody arrangements and child support. However, now courts recognize the need for both parents to be involved in their children’s lives. Florida courts have specifically eliminated phrases such as “visitation” and “custody” in favor of terms like “time-sharing” and “parental responsibility.” With this change, “sole […]

How to Modify Alimony

Alimony, or spousal support (as it’s referred to in Florida law), helps a spouse transition from married to single life after a divorce. Spousal support payments are separate from child support payments and exist to assist a lesser-earning spouse in getting back on their feet after the divorce. Spousal support isn’t granted automatically in every […]

What Is a Power of Attorney, and When Should You Have One?

When you face a medical emergency that prevents you from communicating with others, how will your family handle your day-to-day responsibilities and make medical decisions on your behalf? Advanced directives are legal documents that indicate your desires for medical, financial, and legal care in an emergency. These documents allow others to act on your behalf […]

Sole Proprietorship or LLC: Which Structure is Right for Your Business?

New business owners are faced with many decisions, from logo and website design to point-of-sale systems. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is determining your business entity, which defines how the local and federal government recognizes your business. Each business entity has specific requirements and offers various protections. Two of the most prevalent […]