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Tips on Planning Your Estate

If you have worked hard over the years and amassed a sizeable estate, you will want to make sure you have a definite plan for passing it on to your heirs. If you don’t have a will, your estate will run the real risk of going through costly and time-consuming litigation, and whatever does end […]

Women’s Business Law Winners Are Now Revealed

When it comes to being a reputable business woman, there is a lot that goes into getting to the top. There are currently awards that are provided to the women that have been known throughout the business world and have grown and made a name for themselves. They’re recognized and given awards every year. However, […]

The Matter of Damages: How Much Can You Sue (or be Sued) For?

If you are involved in a lawsuit—whether as the plaintiff or as the defendant—you may be wondering how much money can be at stake.  This is where the question of damages comes into play. What does the term “damages” mean? Simply put, damages are the monetary award that you can receive (or be ordered to […]

It Costs Money to Sell a Home in Florida?

If you plan on moving anytime soon, you might be shocked to find out that it will cost you to sell your home in Florida. While you would think that the only money that gets put out during the buying/selling of a home is the money from the buyer, that is not the case; the […]

The Civil Risks of a Landlord

A landlord has a lot of responsibility, including providing a safe and secure place for his tenants to live. In addition, however, he has a financial responsibility to his tenants. For example, if a security deposit is not being returned, there has to be ample evidence for keeping that deposit in order to avoid the […]

Brantley versus Nissan North America: Defective Side Airbags

Sometimes we purchase something that just does not work right. It is the general hope that the defects will be caught by the supplying company before something bad happens, but unfortunately that is not always the case as is illustrated in the Brantley versus Nissan North America case. In this lawsuit, which is a class […]

How Power of Attorney Works

Oftentimes as people begin to age, their mental capacity starts to hinder their decision making skills. This is just a natural occurrence that we all have to face at some point, but what happens when there is money, property, bills, and medical treatment involved? Aging is not the only times when a Power of Attorney […]

Do you need an Attorney to Get Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Whether you require a lawyer to represent you after you’re injured and have a workers’ comp claim will depend on numerous factors. When do you need a lawyer? If any of these are true, you ought to retain a lawyer as soon as you can: Workplace injuries are serious enough to need surgery. Workplace injuries […]

IS MY POWER OF ATTORNEY STILL VALID?

Many people consider the importance of a will as part of their estate plan but never stop to consider the need for a valid Power of Attorney.  A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to choose another person (agent) to transact on your behalf.  It is considered wise to also choose […]

Financial Laws and Their Importance

Law is a diverse field; over the years many new branches of law have come up which seek to provide people with a legal solution to almost any type of problem that they come up against. Laws related to finance have been in place for a long time, but it is only in the last […]

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