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Common Bankruptcy Misconceptions

The feeling of being buried under debt as it continues to add interest is one of the most stressful and overwhelming feelings a person can experience. Sometimes, buckling down and adopting frugal spending habits can slowly help you pay back creditors, but other times, the debt is too big of a mountain to climb. In… View Article

BCN Has a Hospice Heart

At BCN Law Firm, we understand the importance of supporting worthy causes to help our community, as giving back is one of the core values of our firm. This year, we are proud to announce that our Partner Heath Nailos and his wife Kristin are hosting the 8th Annual Cornerstone Hospice “Evening Beneath the Stars… View Article

What Happens to My Pets After a Divorce?

Pets are a beloved part of any family. Indeed, many married couples cherish their pets as much as they would their own children. However, the law doesn’t recognize pets the same as children. Instead, pets are classified as property under Florida law. Should a married couple decide to divorce, they may be forced to prove… View Article

How Can I Stop Debt Collectors from Calling Me?

Unrelenting calls from collection agencies can be devastating when you are struggling with mounting debt. If you’ve fallen into a debt spiral and have begun receiving distressing calls from creditors, banks, and debt collectors, there is a legal process that can help you salvage your assets, reestablish your credit, and put an end to such… View Article

Ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal process that those in financial peril must often declare in order to salvage their remaining assets, reestablish their credit, and prevent banks and collection agencies from coming after them. If you are currently in financial distress, there is still hope. Here are several ways to turn your financial misfortune around and avoid filing… View Article

Can I Reclaim My Home After Foreclosure?

Oftentimes, homeowners fail to pay their mortgage payments due to either a lack of income or unexpected, life-changing events such as job loss, major illness, or the death of a loved one. Such tragic misfortune can derail a life — leading to increased debt and possible eviction. If you find yourself ousted from your home… View Article

Why It Is Important to Use an Attorney when Writing Your Will?

In a world of nearly limitless information available at our fingertips, the questions is no longer “can I write my own will?” but rather “should I write my own will?” There are multiple internet-based resources designed to help someone write their own will, but for the highest-quality of work on a document that may have… View Article

Do I Have to Take My Divorce to Court?

When you’re planning on filing for divorce, you’re likely wondering if going to court is a requirement. In Florida, the law requires at least one of the spouses in a marriage to have been a Florida resident for at least six months before petitioning for a divorce. The residency requirement can be demonstrated with a… View Article

The Legal Consequences of Distracted Driving

In Florida, distracted driving continues to be a serious issue. Even with the addition of legislation making texting and other forms of distracted driving illegal, in 2017 there were still 49,288 distracted driving-related crashes in Florida alone. Distracted driving comes in many forms. The types that are punishable include reading, texting, or entering-in information on… View Article

When You Need a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is an incredibly useful legal tool, but it can be confusing to know exactly when it is appropriate to have one. This legal document allows a principal to designate another individual (the agent) to act on their behalf either in specified matters, or in all matters relating to the principal’s life…. View Article