Does Adultery Matter in a Florida Divorce?

Yes, and no. Infidelity does not matter in a Florida divorce in the sense that the Sunshine State does not allow for fault-based divorce. In other words, the most common way to get a divorce in Florida is to simply cite irreconcilable differences with your spouse. A few other states offer at-fault divorce, and infidelity is an acceptable at-fault grounds in most of those states. Just because Florida is a pure no-fault state does not mean that ...
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What You Need to Include in Your Business Succession Plan

Building and maintaining a successful small business is not an easy thing to do, and it is, rightly, the signature achievement for many Americans whose hard work and determination over many years paid off. With that in mind, it can be a little puzzling when you consider that a significant portion of small business owners in this country—well over half—do not currently have a succession plan for handing the reins to the next generation of owners. ...
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Bankruptcy Filers: What is the Automatic Stay?

Filing for bankruptcy is quite useful for many honest, hard-working people who need some help catching up with their finances. Although many (rightly) regard bankruptcy as a last resort to get out of financial trouble, it is not the doomsday scenario you’ve heard about. One of the most attractive features of a bankruptcy filing is the automatic stay.  The automatic stay is an injunction that immediately goes into effect as soon as an ...
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Attorney Ray Garcia Quoted in Daily Business Review Article on Bankruptcy

Rare Standing Granted in Bankruptcy Argument DBR RG quoted - CLICK TO READ ...
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Should Your Employees or Business Partners Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Every business is different, but many small and mid-sized businesses have a good amount of proprietary information that is crucial to their competitive edges in the free marketplace. In fact, proprietary information is the most valuable asset for many startup businesses. This information can include trade secrets, intellectual property, client details, unique processes, and other important information. Having an employee or business partner sign ...
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Why You Need to Update Your Estate Plan During Your Divorce

No matter how amicable your divorce is, make no mistake: it IS a major life event. In many ways, it is the death of your previous life to pave the way for your new life. Necessary as divorce may be, it can still be overwhelming for many spouses. During this difficult time, it’s completely understandable for some things to slip through the cracks. One of these items is estate planning.  First, some good news: even if something were to happen to ...
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Should You Put Your Home in a Living Trust?

Living trusts — especially revocable living trusts — are often used by estate planners to hold ownership of significant assets like houses. There are many benefits of living trusts in the context of estate planning; for starters, they allow the assets contained within the trust to bypass the probate process after the original owner passes away. Trusts also allow the contents to be kept private and for the successor trustee to gain control over ...
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What is a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage in Florida?

Certain couples who are seeking a divorce in Florida might be able to take advantage of a simplified procedure that can grant spouses a divorce in mere weeks. The process is referred to as a “simplified dissolution of marriage.” Officially, divorces in Florida are referred to in the legal world as “dissolutions of marriage.”  So, what are the advantages of using this simplified route to divorce your spouse?  You and your spouse forfeit ...
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6 Tips For Life After Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be a long, difficult process. Like all things, there is an eventual end to it. From there, it can be a long journey back to living life like you knew it before. That can be a good thing, in some cases. A change of pace, while frustrating, can be helpful to people after surviving a process like bankruptcy. Here are six tips we can offer to help improve your life after bankruptcy: Check Your Credit Score Regularly. You can get a ...
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4 Ways to Hold Your Real Estate Title in Florida

Closing on a real estate transaction is always a hectic time, and it is easy to overlook small details in the mix. Something rarely planned for properly is the title to the property. When a real estate transaction closes, the title interest of the property changes from the previous owner to the buyer. What the buyer decides to hold as their title determines what could ultimately happen to the house, but most buyers don’t even know the difference ...
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