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Bankruptcy for Your Business

The economic crunch has spared no entity from financial stress. Like many individuals, businesses in Florida are also forced to consider filing for bankruptcy protection from mounting debt owed to their creditors.  Nationwide statistics show that 57,788 business filed for bankruptcy last year. Although these figures represent both a decline in number of filings from Read More

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What is a Quiet Title Action?

The area of real estate law contains many legal terms and, unless you are a Tampa real estate lawyer or real estate broker, you may not understand certain language used. A quiet title action is possibly one of these unfamiliar terms, but is definitely worth taking the time to understand. According to Cornell University Law Read More

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What Agreements Do Employers Include in Employment Contracts and Why Do They Use Them?

Employers often request that employees sign non-compete agreements as a condition for hire. Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements are similar agreements and they are often simply clauses incorporated into employment contracts. When such agreements comply with Florida and Tampa employment law, courts uphold them and employees are liable for contract breaches. The reason for such agreements Read More

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What are Florida Divorce Grounds?

When you consider getting a divorce, one of the first aspects of divorce to discuss with your Tampa family law attorney is divorce grounds. In some states, you have the option of a fault-based divorce where you must prove that the other spouse engaged in adultery, deserted you for a substantial time or did something Read More

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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of an S Corporation?

An essential first step in starting any business is to evaluate the various types of business entities. An S corporation is one type of business entity you may want to consider when discussing your business goals with a Tampa business attorney. An S corporation derives its name from Subchapter S of the IRS (Internal Revenue Read More

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Insurance Companies and Bad Faith

Insurance companies are supposed to help you recover from damages you suffered in an auto accident. Unfortunately, sometimes the insurance company itself becomes the source of damages. Under the Florida law commonly called the Insurance Bad Faith Statute, an individual can file suit against an insurance company if he or she suffers damages due to Read More

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The Basics of Estate Planning

Everyone knows what a will is, although statistics show that nearly half of Americans do not have one. We are all too busy dealing with our lives to think about will happen when they are over. Everyone, however, can benefit from an understanding of the basic concepts of estate planning. With that in mind, following Read More

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Living Trusts: Why and Why Not

A revocable living trust is an estate planning tool that can help accomplish certain goals when used in the right circumstances. Like a regular will, a living trust helps you control what happens to your assets when you die. However, unlike a regular will, a living trust goes into effect — as you might guess Read More

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When Support Payments Stop Coming

The Florida Department of Revenue wants to make it easy for divorced parents to pay their child support obligations. They probably presume that the easier they make it to pay, the less effort the Department must expend to ensure that children get their due. To that end, they now offer online payment by credit card Read More

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