Is Your Intellectual Property Being Infringed Upon “Invisibly”?

Modern technology allows companies to reach heights never seen before. That same technology, however, can be a boon for businesses looking to take advantage of the hard work of innovators like yourself. When we think of trademark infringement, we think of someone explicitly and openly using a registered mark for their benefit. This may still be the most common scenario, but have you heard of “invisible trademark Read More

Managing Holiday Stress as a Recently-Divorced Parent

This time of year can be exciting. There are plenty of holiday events, opportunities to get the family together, and time to rest. Of course, this time of year doesn’t look the same for everyone and can create certain stressors and challenges for divorced parents. There’s still plenty to be excited about, but we want to address those stressors. It’s important to take care of yourself and manage what’s to come – Read More

End of Year Estate Planning Goals

Time is quickly ticking down in 2022. We’ve got just a few months left to fulfill all of our yearly goals – and estate planning should be on the to-do list before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day. Positioning yourself well today is a great way to set yourself up for success in the new year. We want to run through some estate planning items you should consider tackling in the next few months. Start your Read More

Rising Interest Rates Aren’t What You Think

The housing market has been hot for a few years, especially in Florida. That market is finally slowing down – and a lot of buyers are walking away from the market because of the rising federal interest rates. Obviously, these rising rates mean buyers will pay much more over the term of a mortgage, but it’s important to understand what’s actually happening with interest rates. You’d think, because of news coverage Read More

Back to School Considerations for Co-parents

The school buses are on the roads and our kids are back in the classroom. It can be an exciting time of year as our kids get back to seeing their friends and educators on a daily basis – but it can also be a stressful time for parents. Co-parents in particular face new challenges during this time of year. Custody and visitation schedules are already locked in by the courts, but those schedules might not look the Read More

What Does the Probate Process Look Like?

When an estate enters probate, the process can look different for each case. Factors like the number of assets, the form of the estate (will vs. an unfinished trust, etc.), and how much the personal representative to the estate has in order can change what the process looks like. We often hear from clients who want to know the exact timeline for how long an estate will take to get through probate, but it’s hard to Read More

What Are the Responsibilities of a Financial Power of Attorney?

A financial power of attorney (POA) plays an integral role in taking care of a loved one. The POA must make key financial decisions on behalf of the loved one when they’re incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions on their own. People will often select a POA who they know has the financial knowledge and capacity to handle the role, but it’s important to know what the legal responsibilities are and what Read More

What Happens to Abandoned Property After Eviction in Florida?

When landlords and homeowners are forced to evict problem tenants, the issues often don’t end when the tenant vacates the property. Some Florida landlords deal with leftover damage, cleaning, and, in some cases, leftover personal property. This becomes an issue because not only will time and effort be wasted taking care of items left behind – the landlord must also know the proper Florida statutes that apply to the Read More

What Options Do I Have After Foreclosure in Florida?

Nobody wants to be forced out of their home and onto the street. It’s a nightmare scenario for every family, but Florida foreclosures are a continued challenge as families struggle to grasp the woeful economy. The idea of having to rip our family from the roots we’ve laid down can be alarming, but foreclosure doesn’t mean you need to get out tomorrow and you may even get help covering relocation costs. Your options Read More

It’s Not Too Late to Recover Your Condominium Deposit

Look, we fully understand why the current Florida real estate market is forcing many buyers into bad situations. We all need a place to live, but it can be hard to navigate a market where sellers are jacking up prices and new developments are nearly impossible to get into. We frequently hear from clients who signed pre-construction contracts on condominiums and put down large deposits to land a home. This is a Read More