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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...

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International Law: Hague Conventions

Any practicing international law firm worth their weight should be immediately familiar with Hague Conventions. They have been pivotal in defining many of the laws helping to govern internationally. That is to say, these multilateral agreements stem from more than a hundred years of cooperation. However, it may be surprising to learn there is not...

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Litigation Avoidance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… attorney fees. Litigation is costly in terms of both money, time, and reputation.  Even if a case never makes it to trial, there may be negotiations, mediation, or settlements.  The best offense is a good defense when it comes to avoiding litigation. If you are a...

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Just Because You Can… Should You?

Would you extract your own tooth? Perform surgery on yourself? Shopping on amazon for things I don’t really need, I came across a few interesting items. Did you know amazon sells a surgical bone saw? Or a human rib spreader? Or dental extraction tools? Neither did I, until now. And the reviews, very entertaining! While...

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Contractor Caution

Choosing the right contractor is just as important as negotiating terms. The purchase of a home or commercial space represents a significant investment. But often it is only the first step because to be inhabitable or exploitable, renovation may be necessary. Much of the difficulty lies in choosing the right contractor. Many contractors promise you a...

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A Motion in Limine

What is a Motion in Limine? A Motions in Limine is one of the most effective defensive weapons a trial attorney has. Attorney’s often under-use motions in limine. An attorney files a “motion in limine” to stop unwanted evidence or arguments being introduced to a jury. According to Fla. Stat. §90.403,: “Relevant evidence is inadmissible if...

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The Civil Litigation Process

Florida civil litigation lawsuit procedure Florida civil litigation is when one individual or business entity sues another. In a civil litigation case, the plaintiff sues the defendant to recoup damages done to them, usually through monetary damages or awards. Your attorney should help you understand exactly how your litigation timeline will fit with this chronology....