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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Commercial Foreclosure FAQ

In today’s challenging economic climate, business owners and lenders have questions about their options when the mortgage can’t be paid. Can a commercial property be foreclosed upon right now? What does the process look like in a system that is still impacted by the pandemic? In this blog, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about commercial foreclosures in South Florida. Can a Commercial Property Be Foreclosed ...
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What Do Business Owners Often Miss When Starting Their Company?

You either ARE an entrepreneur or know one well. It’s no secret that they’re passionate, committed, hardworking, and busy people. Understandably, business owners spend (much) more than 40 hours per week simply trying to keep the lights on and turn a profit. It’s during these hectic times, often in a company’s early stages, that important legal considerations can fall by the wayside. We have chosen five of these considerations to highlight in this ...
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4 Common Causes of Business Partnership Disputes

You wouldn’t have started your business partnership without having a pretty solid relationship with those you’re going into business with. You and your business partner might have known each other since elementary school or otherwise have grown up together.  Even the partnerships that start with the best of feelings, though, are vulnerable to potentially explosive disagreements that threaten the existence of the company itself. Every ...
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What is the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Debt?

Bankruptcy, for all its negative connotations and scary images its conjures, is a useful tool for many individuals who simply need a fresh start when it comes to their finances. Filing for bankruptcy does have some substantive effects on your credit score, but it’s the right choice for many people.  When you file for bankruptcy, you must take an inventory of your debts and classify them as either secured or unsecured debts, or creditor claims. ...
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Why Establishing Paternity is Worth the Trouble

Having children outside of marriage has become more commonplace and accepted in society over the past few decades. Through this societal shift has come awareness of the importance of fathers’ establishing paternity of their children. For unmarried couples who get along well when it comes to their children, though, what are the benefits of establishing paternity? This blog will explain why it is a good idea to do so, even if things are going well ...
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