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Who Should You Choose to be the Personal Representative of Your Estate?

Who Should You Choose to be the Personal Representative of Your Estate?

Estate Planning
Your last will and testament is a critical part of your estate plan. You might be aware that your will allows you to instruct how your property and assets should be distributed after you pass away, which should be carefully considered. Another important consideration when it comes to drafting a will is who you will designate to be the personal representative of your estate. The personal representative is in charge of many tasks when it comes to administering your estate. These include: Locating and notifying beneficiaries named in your will Taking inventory of all property and assets Pay necessary bills as needed during probate Notifying creditors and paying debts Filing taxes Closing accounts Distributing your estate according to your will Closing your estate With the right personal representative, the probate…
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Drunk Driving Increases on Halloween

Drunk Driving Increases on Halloween

Auto Accidents
Halloween is often associated with children in costumes collecting candy from neighbors. However, adults hold plenty of celebrations for Halloween, and many of these involve alcoholic beverages. While many revelers make the responsible choice to take an Uber home, others might decide to drive their cars after having too many drinks. Law enforcement agencies often increase enforcement efforts on Halloween and other holidays, but they cannot identify and arrest every drunk driver before they cause harm. There is usually an increase in drunk driving crashes on Halloween, and innocent people can have their lives changed in an instant. Holding Drunk Drivers Liable If you sustain injuries in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver, it is expected that you want to hold them accountable for all the harm and expenses…
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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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