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Slip and Falls While Shopping

Slip and Falls While Shopping

Slip and Fall
We visit retail establishments on a regular basis, and we do not expect that our shopping trip or errands will end up with a visit to the emergency room. However, millions of people slip and fall down each year across the country, and slip and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Many stores have a high risk of slip and falls, including: Grocery stores Big box stores, such as Walmart Clothing shops Department stores Hardware stores Wholesale stores Shopping malls All of these establishments have a duty to make sure the premises are reasonably safe for customers. After all, they are inviting customers inside to shop, and those customers should not have to worry about the risk of injuries. Unfortunately, many store owners and managers fail to abide by…
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Resolving a Contract Dispute

Resolving a Contract Dispute

Contract Disputes
Both businesses and consumers enter into contracts on a regular basis. Contracts can involve purchases of products or services, business-to-business transactions, real estate matters, and much more. One thing that most contracts have in common is that a dispute regarding the contract can be costly. Contract disputes often arise when one party accuses another party of breaching the contract. A breach can involve a lack of promised performance or the failure to abide by the terms of the agreement, among other allegations. Contract disputes can result in losses or liability for parties, and it is best to resolve the conflict as efficiently as possible, often allowing the contract to proceed. A business litigation lawyer in Boca Raton can help you do just this. Methods of Resolution Not every contract dispute…
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Components of a Comprehensive Estate Plan

Components of a Comprehensive Estate Plan

Estate Planning
When many people think of estate planning, they think of writing a last will and testament, commonly called simply a will. While a will is a critical part of any estate plan, it is far from the only document that will benefit you and your family. The following are some documents that are often components of a comprehensive estate plan that accomplishes your goals for the future. Will - A will is a cornerstone of an estate plan, and having a will makes the probate process much easier for your family and beneficiaries. You can use a will to distribute property as you see fit, as well as to name someone who will care for your children should it become necessary. Trusts - Even though a will can distribute your…
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Is Your Estate Plan Up to Date?

Is Your Estate Plan Up to Date?

Estate Planning
Thousands of people have unexpectedly become seriously ill or passed away in Florida so far in 2020. In times like these, it is common to wonder what might happen if you passed away. Would your property and family be protected by the estate plan you currently have in place? It is always wise to review and update your estate plan on a regular basis with the help of an estate planning lawyer in Boca Raton. There are several aspects of an estate plan that might need to be updated due to life events or simply due to the passage of time. Some events that might trigger the need for an update include: Marriage or divorce Birth of a child Changes in your other relationships Changes to your property and assets…
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Will We See a Rise in RV Crashes in 2020?

Will We See a Rise in RV Crashes in 2020?

Auto Accidents
With many people not wanting to fly due to the Coronavirus pandemic, families are finding other ways to take vacations during the summer. One popular option this year has been to rent or purchase a recreational vehicle (RV) and head off with the family on board to explore different parts of the country. While RVs can be a fun way to travel, they pose the risks of serious RV accidents for various reasons. Inexperienced drivers - RVs are much larger than regular passenger cars and SUVs, and their size, weight, and height make them more difficult to maneuver. People who start driving without having any training or experience might not know what precautions to take, such as slowing down more on turns, or what to do if they start to…
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Common Concerns for Business Owners in 2020

Common Concerns for Business Owners in 2020

Business Law
Boca Raton residents love our small businesses - from restaurants to retail stores to event planners, and many more. In fact, last year, Boca Raton was considered the best place to start a small business in the U.S. However, there is no doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for business owners across the United States, and Boca is no different. The following are some common concerns for business owners in 2020. Contract fulfillment - The pandemic and economic crisis prevented many companies from fulfilling their contractual obligations, or from receiving what they should from other parties to a contract. Contract disputes can be costly, and you want the help of the right attorney to resolve the matter as effectively as possible. Income loss - If your business…
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Business Law FAQ

Business Law FAQ

Business Law
When you own a company, you will certainly face a variety of legal questions and concerns on a regular basis. It can save you time and reduce your risk to have the assistance and counsel of an experienced business lawyer in Boca Raton. The following are some frequently asked questions about our business law services. When can a lawyer help my business? Our legal team assists company owners throughout all stages of business, from the first idea for an enterprise to formation to dissolution. Whether you are starting a company, well-established in your market, or trying to identify the best exit strategy, our attorneys can assist you. We can also help when you face a business dispute - whether you are bringing the dispute or defending against allegations of wrongdoing…
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Civil Litigation FAQ

Civil Litigation FAQ

Civil Litigation
What Types of Cases are Handled in Civil Court? Civil courts handle a wide range of cases, and plaintiffs can file complaints regarding the following and more: Contract disputes Real estate disputes Landlord/tenant conflicts Corporate disputes Collections and defaults Construction disputes Personal injury claims Insurance disputes You should always have a civil litigation lawyer in Boca Raton who has experience representing clients in your specific type of civil case. What Legal Relief Can the Court Grant? When you file a complaint, you have to state the legal relief you are seeking to resolve the matter. Relief can take different forms, including: Monetary judgment Eviction Injunctive relief Declaratory relief Not all cases are for money damages, as many plaintiffs are seeking a court order for the defendant to do something specific…
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Selecting or Changing Your Power of Attorney

Selecting or Changing Your Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney is an important aspect of any comprehensive estate plan. This document gives another person of your choosing the authority to access your accounts and manage your affairs if you become incapacitated due to an injury or illness. This power of attorney is “durable” because it persists even after you lose your decision-making capabilities. Choosing a power of attorney should be a carefully considered decision. Many people choose their spouse as their power of attorney, which often makes sense. If you get divorced or your spouse passes away, you should always remember to update your power of attorney documents. Aside from your spouse, who should you select? You might consider your oldest adult child, though this should not be an automatic choice. In some situations, your…
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Addressing Partnership Disputes

Addressing Partnership Disputes

Contract Disputes
Starting a business with one or more other people can be beneficial in many ways. You can divide the leadership roles, allocate management duties, and have different perspectives for growth and problem-solving. However, having more than one owner also presents the opportunity for partners to disagree on certain issues, and a dispute can arise. You do not want a conflict between partners to threaten the success of your business, so you should discuss how to address the issue with a Boca Raton contract dispute business lawyer as soon as possible. Common Partnership Disputes Disputes can arise regarding many issues and aspects of the company, including: Financial rights and obligations Authority issues Workload distribution Company objectives Income Whether the dispute is about the direction of the business or financial issues, allowing…
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