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Getting Your Business Affairs in Order

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS AFFAIRS IN ORDER If you are a business owner, we advise you to get properly prepared and executed documents in place that: 1. Authorize who can run the business in your absence and give them what they need from you to run the business. 2. If you have a co-owner, agree in advance of a problem...

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CARES Act: Tax-Related Provisions

Here’s a summary from our friends at Thomson Reuters that we would like to share with you regarding the tax-related provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress’s gigantic economic stimulus package that the President signed into law on March 27, 2020. Recovery rebates for individuals To help individuals stay afloat during this time of economic uncertainty,...

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How to Collect Money Owed to Your Business in the Age of COVID -19

Collection of money owing to you may be challenging in the face of COVID-19. Those that owe you money may face significant economic challenges or fear spending what money they have to pay bills, not knowing if they will continue to have money they need. You may feel uncomfortable and even stigmatized for trying to collect money you are...

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Florida’s Unique Homestead Laws – A Double-Edged Sword

Florida’s unique homestead laws provide both advantages and disadvantages to you as a homeowner. An understanding of these homestead laws will help you, as a homeowner, make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, Scot Copeland, is here to help you get started. This blog post focuses on these key areas: Protection from the...

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Evictions on Hold: Landlord Issues Arising from Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 24, the Florida Supreme Court halted the issuance of writs of possession through the close of business on Friday, April 17, 2020. This action means a landlord is unable complete the eviction of a tenant unless a writ had been issued prior to the date of the order. A lawsuit seeking eviction can still be filed and,...

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Florida’s Homestead Exemption – A Double-Edged Sword

Part 1 – Protection from the Claims of Creditors Every year, many people from across the country move to Florida to take advantage of its broad homestead protection laws.  Here, our home is our castle, and these laws are arguably the most protective in the United States.   Article X, Section 4 of the Florida Constitution exempts homestead property...

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Experienced Legal Assistance

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, whether it is a minor traffic violation or a serious criminal offense, it is necessary to obtain experienced legal assistance to ensure that your rights are protected.  At Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon, we offer a free initial consultation on your criminal matter to evaluate your case and...

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Lender Deferment Agreements

Many lenders are providing borrowers with the opportunity to defer loan payments for a period, such as 90 days.  The clarity of these deferments or change in term agreements vary.  Lenders should clearly spell out the provisions so that the lender and borrower have no misunderstanding on what will happen. Although, not all inclusive, the agreement should: Identify the...

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Three Things to Do After a Collision

No one plans to be in an automobile collision. It can be a frightening experience, especially if you or your loved ones are injured as a result. If you are involved in a collision, there are several things you should do to protect yourself. Failure to act may limit the benefits available to you under your policy.  Below are...

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Employment Law: Employer Myths, Mistakes & Misunderstandings

EMPLOYMENT LAW:  EMPLOYER MYTHS, MISTAKES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS No. 2 – January 2019[This article is one of a series of articles intended to identify and discuss some of the mistake’s employers make and misunderstandings that employers have with respect to employment laws.  It is not intended, and should not be construed, as legal advice.]      by Brad Adams[1]  “If I have entered...

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