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What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You After a Hit and Run Accident

  July 3, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Hit and run accidents are particularly brutal and traumatic. They create many problems afterwards especially if the driver cannot be found. You could be left pleading with an insurance company for just a small amount of compensation. This is why you need to contact a lawyer right away. A personal injury attorney can do many things for you after a hit and run accident.

Know the Rules for Hiring and Managing Interns

  July 1, 2015     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Many small businesses thrive with the extra help interns provide at little or no cost to the business. However, there are things small business owners need to know about hiring and managing interns.

Fleeing and Eluding Offenses in Florida

  June 26, 2015     By The Kilfin Law Firm, PC
In the State of Florida, fleeing and eluding a police officer is a felony offense that carries some harsh penalties, including a mandatory adjudication of guilt and a mandatory driver's license suspension, which can range from one to five years. This article outlines the proscribed conduct, the varying degrees of this particular offense, and its associated penalties.

Understanding the Importance of New Florida PIP Insurance Rules after an Accident

  June 23, 2015     By All Injuries Law Firm, PA
In New Florida, there some specific laws of insurance that demand owners of motor vehicles to have at least 10,000 dollars in personal injury protection coverage and just 14 days to use that coverage if needed.

Is it Possible to Appeal my Case?

  June 12, 2015     By Rechel & Associates, P.A.
There are two ways to appeal any judgment or non-final order handed down in a courtroom. The first way is to report a misapplication by the judge. This is otherwise known as an error of law. The other way is to make an argument that there was not enough evidence to support the final judgment.

If I Hacked My Spouse's Computer during a Divorce Can it be Used Against Me?

  June 12, 2015     By Rechel & Associates, P.A.
Trying to spy on your spouse should never be done. With the changes made to Florida law including cyber stalking, spying is against the law. This type of action can be considered criminal. Refer to the Florida Statues 784.048.

Brain Injuries Change Lives Permanently

  June 11, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a blow to the head that may or may not show outward objective evidence of injury like a bump, cuts or bruising. A TBI can also occur when the brain gets jostled inside of the skull and collides with the bone against it. About half of these injuries occur when the victim is involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Criminal Mischief Offenses in Florida

  June 9, 2015     By The Kilfin Law Firm, PC
Criminal Mischief is, for all intents and purposes, "vandalism". In Florida, this property crime may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of damage, the nature of the property involved, and whether the accused person has prior convictions for the same offense.

Considerations When Pursuing a Lawsuit for Car Crash Injuries

  June 9, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Car crash injuries can affect your entire body from head to toe, but there are certain injuries that are the subject of lawsuits more often than others. Those injuries and what the lawsuits entail follow.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an Employee Email Policy

  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.

Closed Head Brain Injury Cases Require an Experienced TBI Lawyer

  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.

USCIS Announces Changes to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

  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.

Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

  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.

The Basics of Crowdfunding

  April 21, 2015     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
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 Tax Deductions

  April 21, 2015     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
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.

The Process of Qualifying to Do Business in Another State

  April 21, 2015     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
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.

Is Sole Proprietorship the Right Business Structure for Your Company?

  April 21, 2015     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
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.

The Duties of a Trustee: How to Choose, How to Prepare

  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.

Common Areas to Slip and Fall

  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.

Choosing a Trademark That Will Last Over Time

  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.

10 Legal Tips for Business Startups in Florida

  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.

Timeshare nightmares (cont'd)

  April 7, 2015     By Aaronson Law Firm
Read the horrible story of Ahkmed and learn from his mistakes. Don't underestimate timeshare sells men.

Intellectual Property: 3 Legal Tools to Help You Protect Your Business Idea

  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.

Common Defenses for a Breach of Contract Claim

  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:

Plague of Stealthy Arbitration Clauses Erodes Legal Rights of Unsuspecting Public

  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.

A Legal Checklist for Starting Your Own Business

  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.

6 Circumstances where a Trust Will Serve You Better than a Will

  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.

Timeshare Booking

  March 31, 2015     By Aaronson Law Firm
How timeshare originated, and how timeshare resorts have changed and taken advantage of this.

Transferring Business Ownership

  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.

Is the Person Working For Your Business an Independent Contractor or Employee?

  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.

Small Business Owners: Five Ways You May Be Breaking Employment Law Without Knowing It

  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.

Your 8 Step Guide to Navigating Business Contracts

  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.

What are Timeshare 'Points'?

  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.

Intellectual Property Law: Understanding the Basics

  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.

Four Steps to Stronger Business Contracts

  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.

Alternatives to Foreclosure: Six Options

  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.

Employment Perks May Count Toward Income in Florida Child Support Calculation

  March 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
The Florida economy may be on the rise, but it still is struggling.

Florida Parents Seeking Divorce May Find Mediation Helps Them Find Common Ground

  March 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
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.

Home Issues Come to the Forefront in Florida’s Divorce Mediation Process

  March 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
One of the main issues a Florida couple will have to deal with during a divorce is what to do with their home.

5 Common Debt Buyer Lawsuit Defenses

  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.

When it Comes to Child Support in Florida, Gender Makes no Difference in Non-Payment Issues

  March 3, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
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.

Florida Couples Who Co-Own a Business May Benefit from Divorce Mediation

  March 3, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
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.

Could the Wedlease become a Reality for Florida Couples in Family Law Mediation?

  March 3, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
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.”

What is Contractual 'Consideration'?

  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.

Florida Alimony Reform 2015

  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.

What to Expect at a Florida Small Claims Pretrial

  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.

5 Common Defenses to a Credit Card Lawsuit

  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.

Warratless Blood Draw in DUI Investigation

  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.

What is the Fundamental Attribution Error?

  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.

Defenses to the Enforcement of Timeshare Contracts

  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.



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