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The 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Is Ready For Applications – Are You?

The Department of State (DOS) will be taking applications for the 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program beginning 12:00 pm (ET) on October 2, 2019, and will continue until 12:00 pm (ET) on November 5, 2019.  According to the DOS, 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available this year. If you are seeking a Diversity Visa […]

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 […]

Do the Non-Smoking Laws Apply to Legalized Marijuana?

Since the legalization of marijuana, many landlords are finding it hard to find a clear delineation on whether or not they can let their tenants know that their buildings and apartments are smoke free zones, including marijuana. However, many of the rules and laws regarding the renting of properties have not been changed to include […]

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Divorce can be a difficult time for a family, especially when children are involved. The most difficult part to deal with, is splitting everything and more importantly – doing so, without emotions involved. There are always two sides to everything though and there are certainly times where people are able to get along through a […]

The Real Cost Of A Business

Most people dream of having their own business.  They have visions of running the business on their own terms, working the hours that they want to.  They see themselves having perfect employees and making money hand over fist.  That’s a lovely picture and sometimes, if someone is prepared to go into business for themselves they […]

Types of Licenses in Florida

Most people think of a license as the plastic ID we all get when we pass the dreaded Motor Vehicle driving test.  This is the first experience most of us have with licensing.  As you progress through life, you will most likely obtain a few more.  Here is a list of some of the licenses […]

What It Takes To Be A Business Lawyer

When considering a career in law, business law may not be your first choice.  You may think you want to do something more exciting like criminal law or family law.  Business law can be just as rewarding.  To investigate what skills you need to be in business law, keep reading. Let’s first define “business”.  A […]

What is Criminal Procedure?

To maintain order and justice, the legal system has procedures in place.  There are two types of procedures, criminal and civil.  Criminal procedure involves the set of rules and laws that govern the process of bringing charges against a person or entity and the defense of the prosecuted.  Basically, it is the way the judicial […]

What is Probate Law?

Probate law is a term probably everyone has heard of. We’ve all heard of probate judges. Do you have any idea what probate law includes? You might have a few guesses, but read further to fully understand what probate law is. First, let’s define “probate”. Probate is actually a legal document. When someone dies, receiving […]

Insurance and Personal Injury Claims

So you’ve been injured in some way and are losing time at work and falling behind on your bills.  You’ve probably hired an attorney and are in the process of filing a personal injury claim against the person or persons you feel are responsible for your current situation.  Before you start counting your money, there […]

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