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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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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?

Uncategorized
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

Uncategorized
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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