Best Family Law and Bankruptcy Lawyers in Tampa and Jacksonville
    July 24, 2018
    The filing of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Petition for Bankruptcy immediately stops any and all lawsuits, collection attempts, and foreclosures from moving forward against you. Call us now for your free consultation to discuss your rights before your creditors move too far into the process as it may be too late.
  2. Why would I need a Will if I have a Trust?
    August 1, 2018
    A will is necessary just in case you forget to put an item you own into the trust. We will draft a "pour-over" will for you to make sure that your property moves into your trust upon your death.
  3. What is Marital Property and what is Non-Marital Property?
    August 2, 2018
    In Florida, marital property is any asset that is acquired by either party during the marriage through the efforts of that party. The general rule in a Florida divorce is that the court considers and divides up the “marital” property of the ex-spouses and that the non-marital property of each party remains with the spouse that owns that particular property. In dividing up the marital property, the court is expected to be guided by principles of equity, making sure that the marital property division treats both spouses in a fair (but not necessarily in an exactly similar) manner. Although a property division might not necessarily be 50/50, the property division should be such that each party is treated fairly and exits the divorce with a similar amount of the marital estate. As opposed to community property states Florida is an equitable distribution jurisdiction. That means we start with a presumption of a 50/50 split but then apply hundreds of rules in an effort to make the division more fair.
  4. What's the story on ALIMONY?
    August 3, 2018
    Alimony is still a very hot topic in Florida. In general, the spouse who is the "bread-winner" in the family is exposed to alimony payments. However, alimony is beneficial to the soon-to-be dissolved family, and we can help you understand why. Those benefits will DISAPPEAR if you are not divorced before the end of 2018, so come see us soon!
  5. The Importance of a Living Will or Health Care Surrogate Designation
    August 3, 2018
    If you are in a car accident and cannot speak for yourself, the living will speaks for you as to your medical care. Do you want heroic measures to be taken to save you if your entire life will be in a persistent vegatative state? Doctors and hospitals are obligated to keep your heart and brain functioning unless you tell them, or your designated health care surrogate tells them otherwise. Take care of it BEFORE you need it.
  6. Foreclosure: How Do I Stop It?
    July 31, 2018
    There are many defenses to a foreclosure lawsuit. Let us help you through the process and try to save your home or at least minimize your financial exposure.