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

If a Neighbor Falls in My Yard, am I Liable?

Slips and falls are an unfortunately common injury in and around the home. For that reason, many homeowners question whether or not someone who falls and injures themselves on their property can hold the homeowner liable. The amount of potential liability depends heavily on the legal status of the person who fell and was injured… View Article

Resolving Conflicts With Your HOA

Homeowners’ associations can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they ensure the neighborhood is held to a certain standard of cleanliness and order. On the other hand, they can prevent you from having total freedom on your own private property – and they wield legal power in many instances. The two areas… View Article

Estate Planning for Single Parents

The responsibilities of providing for a child are taxing enough for two parents. However, if you are a single parent caring for a child (or children) on your own, the weight of protecting multiple lives can incite anxiety, overwhelming fear, and thoughts of panic. You may ask yourself, “If something were to happen to me,… View Article

Understanding an Undue Influence Lawsuit

A person’s estate is settled and distributed through a probate administration process called probate court that uses the testamentary will of the deceased to transfer assets and inheritance to beneficiaries. In some cases, this process can be challenged by a family member who feels there is a questionable distribution of the estate’s assets that doesn’t… View Article