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May 4, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Email is the number one usage of the Internet both at home and at work. While you don’t need to concern yourself with your employees’ personal email, you do need to take proper precautions when it comes to emailing at work.
April 29, 2015 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
People who experience brain injuries have to face a lasting impairment. Whether this results from an accident, fall, sports injury, acts of violence, or medical incompetence, the victim may be able to receive compensation for loss of income, medical costs, pain, suffering and other damages.
April 27, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that beginning February 17, 2015, it will require those applying to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program to file an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131) and pay the associated fee or submit a fee waiver request.
April 26, 2015 By Fundaro Recinos
In Florida, the warm weather and open, well maintained roads provide a great place to operate motorcycles. Most drivers do not give motorcyclists enough space, and most are not familiar with the specific rules of the road which apply to motorcycles.
Over the past couple of years, the process of crowdfunding has become hugely popular as a means to start businesses, launch new products, or support any number of causes. In this post, we’ll cover what crowdfunding is and how it gained popularity as well as the different types of crowdfunding so that you can either utilize the different platforms available to fund your own project, or to make wiser investments.
Business expenses are the associated costs of carrying on a business. Such expenses are typically deductible if a business is operated to make a profit.
If your Florida-based business has operations in more than one state, you should be aware of the operating requirements for each state in which you do business — a process known as “qualifying to do business.” Whether or not your company must qualify to do business in another state depends on whether it engages in intrastate commerce or interstate commerce.
Sole proprietorship are the most popular form of business structure in the United States, with more than 70% of businesses owned and operated by sole proprietors.
April 19, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
It is not unusual for a family member to be named as trustee for a trust that benefits a number of other family members. However, just because you are related to someone does not necessarily make him or her a good trustee.
April 13, 2015 By Rivas Law Group
In some cases, people enjoy falling: falling in love, falling asleep, falling in with good fortune, etc. Most of the time, however, falling is an unpleasant, jarring experience. It's unfortunately one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, accounting for 21.3% of all causes.
April 12, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
The purpose of a trademark is to differentiate and protect a company’s goods or services in the marketplace. A trademark also represents an intangible asset in the form of consumer goodwill that has been assigned to the company through its history of providing quality goods and/or services.
April 7, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
If you are starting a Florida business, you are certainly not alone. The last economic recession made entrepreneurs of many Florida residents.
April 7, 2015 By Aaronson Law Firm
Read the horrible story of Ahkmed and learn from his mistakes. Don't underestimate timeshare sells men.
April 7, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
If the success of your small business rests with your intellectual property, then you should be very interested in how you can protect it. Filing for a patent can be costly and time-consuming; you may not be able to wait that long, especially if you need to share your idea with others for it to come to fruition.
April 3, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Breach of contract claims — when one party sues another for failing to deliver on the terms of a written or oral agreement — are one of the most common business disputes in Florida courts today. Consequently, it is useful for Florida business owners to be aware of some of the common defenses for a breach of contract claim:
April 2, 2015 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
The findings of a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau show a disturbing trend underway by corporate america – blanket credit service contracts with arbitration agreements to prevent the public's ability to sue.
April 1, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Whether you are already a small business owner, or a soon to be business owner struck by the entrepreneurial spirit , there are certain legal aspects to starting your own business that you just cannot ignore.
March 31, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
A will is the cornerstone of a complete Florida estate plan, and may be useful for anyone with assets that they wish to pass along to others, as well as parents of minor children who will need a will to name guardians for their children.
March 31, 2015 By Aaronson Law Firm
How timeshare originated, and how timeshare resorts have changed and taken advantage of this.
March 30, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
What is a Transfer of Ownership? As they say, all good things must come to an end. Maybe you’d like to retire, or maybe it’s time to pass the family business to the next generation. For one reason or another, many business owners will face a time when they need to transfer their ownership rights to another person or entity.
March 29, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it’s important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction will help you determine what your first hiring move will be and affect how you withhold a variety of taxes and avoid costly legal consequences.
March 26, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Breaking Employment law? You may be a great employer, but you may be breaking employment law without even knowing you’re doing it. It’s pretty easy, as a business owner and an employer, to accidentally break the law. Here are five ways it can happen.
March 25, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
It’s easy to feel lost when first reading the language used in business contracts; all those details swirling around are important, but often difficult to follow. Placing legal terms in context, and gaining an understanding of provisions, are great ways to start feeling comfortable with this common contract that’s the backbone of every transaction.
March 25, 2015 By Aaronson Law Firm
The timeshare deed system required a level of disclosure that effectively prevented certain practices hurting the bottom line of the unscrupulous timeshare developer.
March 24, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Intellectual property law is an intimidating subject for many business owners. Sure, you’ve heard horror stories about intellectual property being stolen… but that would never happen to you, right? Actually, if you’re in business long enough, there’s a very good chance that your ideas will be stolen. And if you don’t protect yourself, the consequences could be catastrophic.
March 23, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Strong business contracts are essential to protect yourself and your business. Below are four key steps to creating effective business contracts.
March 16, 2015 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
What are the alternatives to foreclosure? Falling behind on your mortgage payments is extremely stressful. You toss and turn at night, imagining losing your house. But there is hope. Even if you've defaulted on your mortgage, you may be able to find an alternative foreclosure which will allow you to keep your home should you desire to do so.
The Florida economy may be on the rise, but it still is struggling.
Florida parents who can navigate their way through the process of divorce in as friendly a manner as possible can demonstrate to their children that people with major differences can put their feelings aside and negotiate a settlement that benefits both parties.
One of the main issues a Florida couple will have to deal with during a divorce is what to do with their home.
March 6, 2015 By Florin Legal, P.A.
In addition to each of the defenses available in an original creditor lawsuit, debt buyer lawsuit defenses include standing, limited admissibility of documents, conditions precedent, and additional damages under the FDCPA.
Many Florida residents may be surprised to learn that the mother does not always get custody of the couple’s children in the event of divorce.
Many Florida couples are co-owners of a family business. As long as their marriage continues on good terms, the business usually runs without a hitch.
A new concept has surfaced recently that attempts to address the soaring divorce rate in the United States. Introduced by a legal scholar, the arrangement would be called “wedlease.”
March 3, 2015 By Aaronson Law Firm
Legal parlance in our system is not to be confused with standard English. Often, words commonly used in standard English have a very different meaning in the legal context. For example, take the word 'consideration.' You know that this word typically refers to civility or empathy in socializing. Not so in legalese.
February 27, 2015 By Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A.
Florida Alimony Reform legislation was introduced in the Florida House of Representatives on February 23, 2015. This bill creates guidelines, comprised of presumptive alimony amounts and presumptive alimony durations.
February 25, 2015 By Florin Legal, P.A.
Service of a Small Claims Lawsuit is often a consumers first interaction with the civil court. Here is a quick explanation of what to expect at a Florida Small Claims Pretrial.
February 25, 2015 By Florin Legal, P.A.
Five Common Defenses to a Credit Card Lawsuit include reviewing consent orders, inconsistencies, contract amendments, counterclaims, and payment plans.
February 19, 2015 By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
In Missouri v. McNeely, the United States Supreme Court decided that a blood draw is a search which is protected under the Fourth Amendment.
February 19, 2015 By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
The fundamental attribution error is a term, which refers to the common human error in which people tend to underestimate situational influences and overestimate individual personality factors, when explaining behavior.
February 19, 2015 By Aaronson Law Firm
Understand your timeshare contract obligations, the hidden language, and the defenses that may get you out of your agreement.
February 17, 2015 By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Most Florida parents realize that they must continue to provide for their children after they have been divorced.
Wealthy Florida residents who are married or planning to get married might want to consider creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement before they consult their financial advisor to plan their tax strategy for the coming years.
Many Florida residents who are ex-spouses of military personnel may be unaware that they may be eligible for benefits after they have been divorced.
Many Florida families look at the new technologies by which children can be conceived and wonder how best to interpret the meaning of the word “family.”
February 6, 2015 By Morris Law Firm
Assault and aggravated assault charges in Florida differ based on a variety of factors, including if a deadly weapon was involved in the offense and who is the alleged victim. Assault generally is a misdemeanor with possible jail time, but aggravated assault is a felony offense with harsher penalties.
February 4, 2015 By Thomas Shawn Lupella PA
Possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and/or obtaining them by fraud crimes are rapidly becoming some of the most frequently charged felonies and misdemeanors in Okaloosa County.
January 28, 2015 By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
Alcohol has been shown to be one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents; around 58% of drivers involved in fatal crashes were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol in a research review article. An article written by Michael Sayette and colleagues in Psychological Science, suggests a factor contributing to the commonality of DUI arrests: mind wandering.
January 27, 2015 By Diaz Reus, LLP
While several Latin American countries have vowed to combat corrupt practices and have enacted legislation to formalise their intentions, meaningful change requires active enforcement as well as the political will and sacrifice to exact it.
January 23, 2015 By CP Law Firm
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