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Mediation is becoming increasingly popular in Florida courts; it is estimated that 75% of all cases in Florida are settled through mediation. Mediation and arbitration are both alternatives to litigation, the process of presenting your case before a judge or jury. When arbitration occurs, both sides present their case to the arbitrator, who then makes … Read more

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It is necessary for businesses to conduct a legal business audit periodically in order to determine any existing legal problems. An audit should be done by an attorney so that attorney-client privilege applies and the results of the audit cannot be used against the company in legal proceedings. A legal business audit will review the … Read more

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Tags: Business Law in Florida

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International trade growth has led to the expansion of Florida’s only container shipping port, which is good news for Florida importers and exporters. Bay County, Florida is home to Florida’s only container port, the Panama City Port in Northwest Florida, and the port will be expanding. Port Panama City has access to the Gulf of … Read more

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Florida Home Inspection

Posted on December 21, 2012 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

In any Florida residential real estate transaction, a home inspection should be done before the house is closed on. The inspection should occur immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed, if not earlier. Before you sign the agreement, you should make sure there is an inspection clause that makes your final obligation … Read more

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Holiday Office Hours

Posted on December 20, 2012 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

Our office will be closed on the following days: Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Tuesday, January 1. We will be open on Monday, December 31. We wish everybody a safe and Happy Holiday! *Image courtesy of Stockfreeimages.com

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A revocable living trust is an artificial entity used as an estate-planning tool that manages your assets during your lifetime and distributes them upon your death. It is called a revocable trust because you may modify or terminate the trust during your lifetime, as long as you are not incapacitated. A trust is setup by … Read more

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Tags: Estate Planning for Florida | Florida Probate & Inheritance

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An Employer Identification Number (EIN), or Federal Tax Identification Number, is a nine-digit number assigned by the IRS to identify a business entity; it is like a social security number for businesses. Applying for an EIN number is part of the incorporation process. You will need this number for tax returns, to setup a bank … Read more

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is a program that will delay the deportation of an individual who entered the U.S. illegally as a child if they meet certain conditions. The action will be deferred for two years, subject to renewal, and they may qualify for work authorization. In order to be eligible for … Read more

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It is very important to keep your estate plan updated. There are many factors and life events that affect your estate plan which is why you should keep it updated. Large estates (those over the applicable exclusion amount) should be reviewed every year. All other estates should be reviewed every four years. You should also … Read more

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Florida Power of Attorney

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which a person, the “principal” gives another person, the “agent,” the authority to act on the principal’s behalf in certain circumstances. These circumstances can be narrow or broad, depending on the way the document is written. The Power of Attorney is created to perform almost any … Read more

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