Representing Yourself in Court

There are times when representing yourself in court may seem the logical way to go, and self-representation is legal in most instances. You do take a substantial risk due to your lack of legal training.

Going pro see is the term for litigants who represent themselves in court. It is means "for yourself" in Latin.

It is not uncommon to feel you know the facts of your case better than anyone, so why pay a lawyer? The quick answer is because your attorney knows how to present your case to the court using the best legal strategy....

6 Common Probate Complications in Florida

According to the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator, during the 2019-2020 year, the probate docket had a total of 132,284 filings. This includes 57,997 probate cases and 790 cases regarding trusts. When court dockets are busy, the time frame it takes to complete and close a probate case can become extensive due to the judge's docket. With proper estate planning, you may completely avoid probate. We are going to review some of the probate complications that frequently arise during the administration of an estate.

International Legal Collaboration: Focus on Dubai

Boyer Law Firm specializes in international law, practicing in Florida and New York. To better serve our clients, we have expanded our legal service through international legal collaboration. These firms assist us in effectively providing our clients with cross-border coordination of legal needs.  This week, we are excited to introduce our international partner in Dubai—Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants. We’ll explore how this cross-border collaboration is a tremendous benefit to our clients living and working in Dubai and around the world. The Emirate of Dubai Located in the Middle East, Dubai is the smallest in area of the seven Emirates that make...

What Legal Expenses Are Tax Deductible For Your Business?

Corporations paid over $230 billion in tax in 2019. That figure doesn’t include taxes paid by sole proprietorships and other small businesses. Savvy business owners are always looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. The good news is that there are plenty of tax deductions you can take advantage of. If you’ve had to engage legal services for your business, you might be asking, “Are legal expenses tax deductible?” Keep this guide handy as you prepare for tax season. It includes general guidance, as well as a review of specific tax deductible legal expenses. Tax Deductible Legal Expenses Explained So, can...

Impact of Child Support Obligations on a Second Marriage

According to the APA, between 40 and 50 percent of all marriages in the United States end in a divorce, which makes second marriages very common as well. As you prepare to enter into a second marriage (or if it is your fiancé’s second marriage), there may be some extra things for you to talk about. Communication is key to successful relationships, and now is the perfect time to take a look at these obligations and begin to craft an approach as a team. When you get married, you combine financial lives, and you need to decide how to do...

Problems with having a Second Passport

People end up with dual citizenship, and therefore a second passport, for many different reasons. Some inherit dual citizenship from birth. Others obtain it because of their ancestry. And, some people get it when they marry a foreign national. There can be many advantages to having a second passport, most notably the ability to travel visa-free to more countries. You may also be able to work in both countries. But there are disadvantages as well and people aren’t always aware of that. So, knowing what second passport problems you could encounter ahead of time will save you trouble in the long run. ...

Luck in Business Success

Did you know that 62% of US billionaires are self-made? Becoming an entrepreneur is an exciting prospect. If you play your cards right, you can enjoy incredible success, often far beyond what you could achieve in an employed position. However, achieving business success as an entrepreneur isn’t a guarantee. Statistics also show that 22.5% of ventures go out of business within the first year of operation. This begs the question, what is it that defines successful entrepreneurs from those who fail? Is it luck? Or hard work? In this article, we look at some of the available research on luck and what goes...

Protect Confidential Information and Trade Secrets with a Non-Compete Agreement

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has led employers and business owners across the country to make difficult decisions to terminate or lay off employees to cut costs and prevent additional losses.  it’s worth noting that these layoffs have more to do with the current economic crisis, owing to the wave of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus, and less to do with the performance of these employees. Some of the employees that have been let go are subject to a non-compete agreement.  It goes without saying that enforcing non-compete agreements against employees that have been laid off is...

Florida Consumer Privacy Law Legislation

If your website or online business services Florida residents, then you might have heard about a new consumer privacy legislation that’s similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). But, Florida’s version of the act is different in some respects. There are some important points to take note of to ensure your customer’s privacy is protected. What Consumer Privacy Legislation Is Being Proposed The proposed legislation will require the owner of a website or online service to provide their consumers with a notice on how their personal information gets collected. They must also give customers the opportunity to opt-out of...

Florida Annual Report & Registered Agent Requirement

Did you know 99.8% of businesses in Florida are small businesses? (That’s 2.5 million!) They employ 3.4 million people across the Sunshine State, so it’s not only important but necessary to keep them properly maintained.  What Is the Florida Annual Report? Each year, Florida businesses (LLCs, corporations, nonprofits, LPs, and LLPs) need to complete an annual report between January 1st and May 1st. The information submitted to the Florida Secretary of State ensures you remain authorized to do business in the state of Florida. Requirement to File an Annual Report Every year, beginning in January, The Florida Secretary of State requires all Florida businesses to file...