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Understanding the Benefits of Florida Private Trials

Are you a litigant considering whether to participate in a private trial to resolve your dispute? While many people are familiar with binding arbitration but that’s just one of a handful of options a litigant has to reach a resolution. Under Florida Statutes Section 44.104, parties can also resolve a lawsuit by voluntarily participating in...

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Understanding the 5 Types of Powers of Attorney

Often abbreviated “POA”, a power of attorney is a document used in estate planning to appoint a person or entity to manage your interests. This agent, by right of the POA has the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf regarding matters outlined in the document. 5 Types of Power of Attorney There are...

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Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Are you involved in a dispute with a business partner, customer, or family member? Do you dread the time and expense of litigation? You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement without the risks and costs of going to court. Learning what is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) may...

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Voluntary Trial Resolution in Florida

What Is Voluntary Trial Resolution? Voluntary trial resolution, or a private trial, is a type of alternative dispute resolution that allows two parties to come to an agreement by way of a third party acting as a judge and offering a verdict. In 1999 Florida legislature passed legislation that the Trial Lawyers Section of the...

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Create a Prenuptial Agreement With a Foreign Fiancé(e)

For any couple, the wedding planning process can be both stressful and exhilarating.  On one hand, you can’t wait to marry the love of your life. On the other, your head is spinning with the growing number of items on your to-do list. These concerns can feel especially confusing if your fiancé lives in a different country. Not only is...

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Why Contract Typos and Grammatical Errors Can Spell Disaster

There’s nothing better than the moment you come to an agreement with someone to do business together. You do everything you can to make sure the deal goes off without a hitch, including memorializing all of the details in a contract. A contract is the culmination of hours and hours of arduous negotiations, so it’s important that it...

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Separation Tips for Expats

There are over 8.7 million Americans living abroad. The reasons for moving abroad vary from person to person. For some, it is the promise of a rewarding career while others move abroad for love. Regardless of a person’s reason for moving abroad, things become infinitely more complicated when a married couple decides to separate. Perhaps you’re...

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How to Divorce a Foreign National When They Have Left the Country

When couples decide to divorce, they usually choose to live apart from one another for a period of time beforehand. While this can be a challenging time for anyone, it becomes especially problematic if your spouse is a foreign national. Prior to the official divorce proceedings, your spouse may choose to leave the U.S. and return to...

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Challenging a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that defines what a married couple will receive in case of a divorce. In Florida, the Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act (UPAA), adopted in 2007, governs prenuptial contracts. Couples enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage to protect their assets. The contractual agreement specifies how property, assets and...