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Is a Verbal Contract Binding in Florida?

Most people handle agreements differently than how courts litigate contracts. Most people shake hands—physically or metaphorically—and move forward. Meanwhile, contract law is old and complex and can feel far removed from two people agreeing to something. A handshake and a person’s word are usually enough, but things get messy when someone doesn’t honor a verbal agreement. Then you have...

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How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Florida?

Whether you’ve decided on divorce or are considering it, you have to learn about your options. While the stereotype of a divorce is a drawn-out, messy affair, that isn’t always necessary. Uncontested divorce or simplified divorce are options for some couples. Spouses can usually finalize either type of divorce in a couple of months. What Is an Uncontested Divorce...

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Divorce in Florida with a Child Quick Facts

Getting a divorce in Florida with children requires the consideration of multiple factors. How to file for divorce in Florida with children requires an understanding of Florida divorce laws. It’s vital to retain the assistance of an experienced family law attorney to ensure that your interests as both a parent and spouse are protected throughout the process.  Florida Divorce...

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Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act: Information for Employers

The Florida Private Whistleblower Act is designed to protect private sector employees from retaliation for “blowing the whistle” on illegal or unethical acts by a private employer contractor. If you are a private employer, Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act could represent a real threat. The Legal Elements of a Whistleblower Claim An employee must prove three legal elements to win...

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Florida Child Labor Laws: Information for Employers

The Not-So-Minor Issues Involved in Employing Minors  Like many of you, I first started working as a minor.  First for a local waterpark as a lifeguard, and then as a hostess/cashier for a popular seafood restaurant.  Employment of minors benefits the minor and the employer.  The minor learns responsibility, gains some independence, sees a reward for hard work, and...

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Understanding Florida Non-Disclosure Agreements

As a Florida business owner or executive, to grow your business, you’ll need to protect your investment in your people and their business know-how. Your intellectual property, the strategies you use to train staff, and things like your customer lists all have real value. It is important to keep them out of the hands of competitors. In a world...

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Average Florida Workers’ Comp Settlements

If you suffer injury while performing your job, Florida law provides you with options to receive many benefits through the workers’ compensation system. A workers’ comp claim may give you access to care and financial support you might not otherwise have. However, taking your claim through the system is not always ideal. For injured workers who want more decision-making...

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Florida Breach of Contract Overview

A contract is a private agreement between two or more parties. When you sign a contract, you agree to assume certain legal obligations that would not have otherwise applied to you (delivering goods by a certain date, for example). Breach of contract occurs when one party fails to meet their contractual obligations.  When it comes to breach of contract,...

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Tips for Filing a Hurricane Insurance Claim in Florida

While insurance claims for hurricanes don’t only happen in Florida, they are certainly more common in Florida than in other states. Florida gets hit by more hurricanes each year than just about any other state, so it is critical that Florida homeowners and renters have some form of insurance.  Filing a hurricane insurance claim isn’t always easy, however. Trying...

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Florida Asset Purchase Agreement Overview

Buying a business in Florida can be exciting and stressful. There are a lot of details that must be carefully considered before finalizing the sale. The majority of these fine points should be thoughtfully negotiated and put into writing in the form of a Florida asset purchase agreement. As with any big purchase, it is extremely important to pay...

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