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If There’s No Will in Florida, the Way Ahead is Unclear on pbl-law.com

If There’s No Will in Florida, the Way Ahead is Unclear

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A will is arguably one of the most important legal documents that you may ever create. It provides guidance for grieving relatives when they are at their most vulnerable and ensures that your hard-earned assets pass on according to your wishes.

Protecting Your Company’s Digital Assets on pbl-law.com

Protecting Your Company’s Digital Assets

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A company’s digital assets can be just as valuable as its physical property. Make sure you’re protecting these assets with the same level of care and attention.

Companies now face new challenges and liabilities with the rise of everything digital, from data security to changing privacy regulations to employees posting information on social media. It’s crucial that you start focusing on protecting your company’s digital assets, not just physical assets or cash. And there may be many online vulnerabilities you haven’t yet thought of.

6 Surprising Benefits of a Florida Revocable Living Trust on pbl-law.com

6 Surprising Benefits of a Florida Revocable Living Trust

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They’re not just used to avoid probate

Revocable living trusts are legal entities that allow an individual (known as the “grantor”) to create an agreement that names one or more persons and/or a company (typically a bank or trust firm) as a trustee of finances and assets. This is typically done to ensure that a loyal trustee will be on hand to fulfill the grantor’s wishes, sometimes from one generation to the next.

4 Common Closing Issues with Florida Real Estate Deals on pbl-law.com

4 Common Closing Issues with Florida Real Estate Deals

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From unpaid taxes to unsatisfied mortgages, many factors can hamper a deal
Real estate closings can sometimes have a “cloud” hanging over them. Those clouds are legal parlance for outstanding defects in the title which are unsettled – and they are bad news for the current seller and buyer, since the real estate deal can’t be closed until the outstanding matter is resolved. Today we’re examining some of those major defects and how to resolve them.

3 Estate Planning Steps Your 18-Year-Old Needs to Take on pbl-law.com

3 Estate Planning Steps Your 18-Year-Old Needs to Take

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Even young adults need an estate plan
Turning 18 is a big step for both the young adult and their parents. No longer a minor in the eyes of the government, certain privacy and independence laws now apply to them. You may think they’re still too young to worry about estate planning but think again.

Is Your Florida LLC Safe from Lawsuits? on pbl-law.com

Is Your Florida LLC Safe from Lawsuits?

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Setting up an LLC is a common first step for many small businesses. But are you personally still vulnerable to lawsuits? Small business owners find an overwhelming benefit from creating an LLC in Florida: limiting liability for themselves as individuals against outside entities such as clients and customers, as well as vendors and even… Read More »

The Contract Mistakes Small Business Owners Make on pbl-law.com

The Contract Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

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Avoiding these 10 common issues prevents you from getting stuck in a bad contract There’s a common phrase in legal circles: ignorantia juris non excusat – ignorance of the law excuses no one. In other words, not knowing about a law isn’t a good reason to violate it. The same principle holds true when… Read More »

Can You Fire an Employee on Worker’s Compensation? on pbl-law.com

Can You Fire an Employee on Worker’s Compensation?

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The basics of worker’s compensation Statutory worker’s compensation benefits are available in Florida to ensure employees are protected for injuries sustained on the job. These benefits can take the form of lost wages, medical expenses, disability payments, and the cost of rehabilitation. This benefits the employee, of course, but also the employer, because it… Read More »

Considering a Business Bankruptcy? Here’s What Not to Do on pbl-law.com

Considering a Business Bankruptcy? Here’s What Not to Do

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Avoid these mistakes when considering insolvency for your business Declaring business bankruptcy can be an overwhelming and stressful experience – not to mention all the worry you may have for the damage it can do to your reputation or the remainder of the company’s. When considering taking this big step for your business, there… Read More »

How Does Rental Proprty Factor Into My Estate Plan? on pbl-law.com

How Does Rental Property Factor Into My Estate Plan?

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A well-structured plan prevents lawsuits from threatening a landlord’s other assets A risk of being a landlord of the commercial or residential property is the threat of lawsuits. An injured guest or tenant, a lease dispute, or a claim that you violated your tenant’s rights according to Florida law can wind up in the… Read More »

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