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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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Creating a Living Trust in Florida

Creating a Living Trust in Florida

Estate Planning
A living trust is an important part of many comprehensive estate plans. Though there are different types of trusts available, a revocable living trust is the most common. An experienced trust attorney can advise you whether this kind of trust is right for your situation. A trust can have many benefits, the most obvious of which is keeping your assets and property out of probate to save your family members time and money.  But how to create a living trust? Is it complicated? Our lawyers will walk you through every step of the process, but the following is some brief information about creating a living trust in Florida. Draft and execute your trust document - Your trust document provides your instructions for the administration of your trust, including who your…
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What is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

What is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

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After a car accident, you may realize that your insurance company should cover your losses under your personal injury protection (PIP) policy. However, many people have no idea how much in losses to claim. In fact, too many accident victims claim too little or accept an inadequate settlement because they don’t realize what their claim is worth. Every claim is unique, and the best way to know the value of your claim is to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Boca Raton. The following are some losses that may be at issue in your claim. Medical expenses - PIP insurance should cover all of your medical expenses, which can vary significantly depending on the severity of your injuries. Some medical costs may include: Emergency treatment and transportation Doctor’s…
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Turning Your Business Idea Into a Reality

Turning Your Business Idea Into a Reality

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Do you have a business idea that you’re certain will be a success? Have you been stalling on taking action because you don’t know where to start? You should not wait any longer to discuss your options with a skilled Florida business attorney. Our firm works with entrepreneurs and startups to help them get started in a manner that sets them up for success. The following are only some of the many issues with which we can assist. Business Formation You can simply start doing business at any time as a sole proprietor or general partnership without taking any official steps to register your company. However, these business structures can open you up to personal liability for business debts. We can help you determine whether you should form a limited…
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Durable Power of Attorney 101: Tips for Choosing an Agent

Durable Power of Attorney 101: Tips for Choosing an Agent

Durable Power of Attorney
An important part of estate planning is establishing a durable power of attorney. This legal document nominates an agent who will act on your behalf, if you become ill or injured, and are unable to make decisions for yourself. This agent will be able to make medical decisions, financial decisions, or both. When selecting the person who is going to act as your agent, you should consider the following factors. Do you trust him/her? The most important factor to consider when picking your agent is choosing someone who you trust unconditionally. Since your agent will be acting on your behalf while you are incapacitated, you should trust this person fully to act in your best interest and carry out your personal wishes. Many people select a close friend, spouse, or…
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Tips for Preserving Evidence after a Car Accident

Tips for Preserving Evidence after a Car Accident

Auto Accidents
Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. While the circumstances of every accident are different, it can be hard to obtain the necessary compensation to cover medical costs, emotional suffering, and lost wages. This is mainly due to the fact that proving the at-fault driver’s negligence can be tricky. Working with an experienced attorney can be helpful in proving liability, but it is also important to have solid evidence to back up your claim. To position yourself for the best possible outcome in your personal injury case, it is vital to follow these steps following a car accident. Take statements from witnesses: Following an accident, it is important gather statements from anyone who witnessed the incident and their contact information, so that…
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3 Tips for Handling Contract Disputes

3 Tips for Handling Contract Disputes

Contract Disputes
In almost every industry, legal contracts form the backbone of business interactions. From making large purchases to hiring vendors and employees, the pieces of paper you sign can deeply impact all of your professional relationships. While you may assume that the language of your contract is clear, people may interpret things differently, leading to confusion over the expectations of each party involved. The fine print is one of the most common factors that can lead to contract disputes, with other issues stemming from contracts that are formed without input from all parties involved, without being drafted by the help of an attorney, and contracts which fail to designate contingency plans for unexpected events or changes. If you are facing a dispute over a business contract, just know that you are…
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Why Should I Work with an Estate Planning Attorney?

Why Should I Work with an Estate Planning Attorney?

Estate Planning
Estate planning is an important way to plan for the future, regardless of age. In fact, estate planning is a process that even young adults should consider in order to provide for their children or family members should anything unexpected happen. Attempting to do estate planning on your own can be overwhelming, so it is helpful to work with an experienced estate planning attorney who understands Florida state laws. A seasoned attorney can also ensure that all the correct forms are completed, account for all of your assets, and make sure that your wishes are clearly stated in your will and/or trust. An estate planning attorney can also: Establish a durable power of attorney to make medical and financial decisions on your behalf Draft a will and/or trust to outline…
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The 4 Most Common Causes for Auto Accidents in Florida

The 4 Most Common Causes for Auto Accidents in Florida

Auto Accidents
Each year thousands of Florida residents and tourists are involved in auto accidents. There are a variety of factors that lead to auto accidents, but generally, most people will experience at least one car crash in their lifetime. By understanding the causes of auto accidents, you and your loved ones can take steps to avoid these situations whenever possible. Disregard for traffic laws: Drivers are often involved in auto accidents when they fail to obey traffic laws. Common occurrences include speeding, failing to stop at stop signs or traffic lights, and failing to yield. Distracted driving: Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, especially in teenagers. Drivers can easily become involved in a crash when their attention is diverted to other passengers in the vehicle or…
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