Loan Modification for Self-Employed Individuals

Seeking a loan modification can be a lifeline for those overwhelmed with monthly payments. They allow you to adjust the terms of your mortgage. People may want a new loan due to financial hardship or a lower interest rate. Either of these could reduce the monthly payments, making your mortgage more manageable and affordable.  For self-employed individuals, this process presents unique challenges. Self-employed people Read More

Common Title Issues & How To Resolve Them

When buying a house or any property, understanding title services and how they can protect you is crucial. It's more than just a step in the buying process. It's your shield against potential legal problems that could arise later. We will elaborate on how title insurance ensures the property’s title is legitimate in a moment. Imagine closing on a home only to discover that the person who sold it wasn’t the true Read More

Can Online Reviews Result in a Defamation Lawsuit?

We live in an online world. People use the internet every day to make decisions about the businesses they rely on for various goods and services. This makes online reviews crucial in today’s market, swaying consumer choices when deciding between one Florida business and the next. However, what happens when an online review crosses the line from a helpful critique to a harmful lie that impacts your business’ Read More

Who Owns Intellectual Property on a Team?

Sometimes the best work is done when a strong team comes together. Maybe you or your business brings in consultants to work on a project. Maybe two nonprofits are working together on ways to help the community. We’ve all worked in groups since grade school, but who gets the credit for professional work at the end of the day? It can be complicated when it comes to intellectual property generated through collaboration. Read More

Six Must-Haves in a Shareholder or LLC Agreement

At the beginning of a new business, you need to construct a strong Florida shareholder and/or LLC agreement (depending on the structure of your business). These legally binding documents outline how your company should be run and protect you should issues arise down the road. If there is more than one person funding your business, regardless of whether they are partners or shareholders, it is absolutely essential to Read More

How a Federal Ban on Non-Compete Clauses Would Impact Florida Businesses

Non-compete clauses prevent employees from jumping from job to job, taking important trade secrets and proprietary information with them. According to the federal government, however, these clauses also suppress wages and limit innovation. Two years after the Biden Administration issued an executive order asking for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider a ban on non-compete clauses, the FTC is going through Read More

Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Real Estate

Buying real estate in this supercharged market can be equally exciting and stressful! Having an experienced real estate lawyer on your side will help make your prospective real estate transaction go as planned. The Florida real estate market can be tricky to navigate, but by working with a real estate lawyer, you will have their experience and expertise to ensure the real estate contract and any transactions work in Read More

How to Avoid Probate

Whether a loved one has recently passed away or you have been avoiding dealing with their estate, the probate process can be incredibly long and drawn out for those mourning the loss of a loved one. Depending on the size of the estate you are dealing with, you may be able to avoid probate, saving yourself time and money. In Florida, if the property left behind by the deceased falls below a certain amount, or if the Read More

Trade Secret Litigation: Protecting Confidential Business Information

The foundation of every successful business is its confidential information, and it is crucial that companies protect this information at all costs. Trade Secrets Trade secrets hold confidential information that gives substantial economic value to a business by giving it a competitive edge. Under federal and state law, companies have statutory protection. Trade secrets are licensable as intellectual property, but Read More

Navigating Child Support: Guidelines, Modifications, and Enforcement

Child support is an obligation ordered through the courts for the financial responsibility for the child’s care, education, training, and maintenance. Florida’s child support law states that no parent can waive child support obligations. What Does Child Support Cover? Child support is put in place to guarantee that the child continues to have a reasonable standard of living. Child support payments may be used in the Read More

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