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Category: General Law

Different digital assets
In an era where our personal and professional lives are increasingly conducted online, the significance of digital assets cannot be overstated. From cherished memories stored on social media platforms to cryptocurrencies representing significant financial holdings, our digital footprint is substantial. Yet, amidst the intricacies of estate planning and probate administration, the treatment of these digital assets often remains a neglected aspect. In Florida, a state renowned for its proactive approach to legal matters, the disposition of digital assets is governed by a framework that seeks to reconcile traditional probate principles with the complexities of the digital age.
Often attorneys are asked, “Is the Court able to make them pay my attorney’s fees?” Clients are often concerned whether or not the opposing side will be made to pay attorney’s fees or whether they will be made to do so for the other side.
Many Floridians enjoy the spaciousness and beauty of golf course views from their homes. Unfortunately, in these Homeowners’ opinion, this serenity is sometimes marred by golfers who seek, errant balls or by the balls themselves resounding off the exterior walls. Homeowners frequently wonder if there is anything that can be done about these annoyances.
In almost all civil lawsuits, once an individual is served they have twenty days to file a formal response with the court. If they do not, they risk having a default entered against them whereby they lose the right to formally defend the action brought against them.
The greater Daytona Beach area is a beautiful place to live and that is in large part due to its numerous trees. Although a large number of individuals were fortunate enough not to have sustained extreme property damage due to Hurricane Matthew, many homeowners are currently dealing with fallen trees that have harmed their homes or are littering their lawns.
Bankruptcy is a process by which consumers or businesses can eliminate or repay some or all of their debts under the protection of the federal bankruptcy court. If you’ve received a notice from a bankruptcy court that a person or business that owes you money has filed for bankruptcy, you might assume you don’t have any rights throughout the process but that is far from the case.
When someone believes they have been harmed they often turn to the judicial system for a remedy. But what happens if the potential defendant lives in another location? Although a person's first inclination may be to seek out the help of an attorney in their city, they must first determine whether it is even appropriate for the local court to preside over their case.
Primer on Government: Florida has several layers of government. Below is the basic make up. Federal Government: Florida has two United States Senators of the 100 total, Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R). Florida has 27 United States Congressmen of the 435 total.
On June 30, 2015 the Department of Labor “DOL” released their long awaited proposed rule changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act or “FLSA” white collar overtime exemptions. The FLSA requires most employers to pay their employees at least minimum wage for each hour worked and to provide overtime pay at the rate of time-and-a-half for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, with certain exemptions.
As we come to the end of 2014, it is a good idea to review the different aspects of your legal documents. Check your will and estate planning documents (will, trust, Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, Living Will and Preneed Guardianship Designation).