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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Litigation

Will Your Counterclaim Backfire on You?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Nobody wants to get sued, but unfortunately, it does happen despite one’s best intentions to prevent it, and it can happen to you. When a lawsuit does occur, it is only natural to wrack your brain for what you did wrong and to be indignant when you realize that you did everything right. To… Read More »

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When Renting Out Your Commercial Property, Which Type of Lease Should You Use?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Commercial real estate transactions almost never use a one-size-fits-all approach, a statement that is especially true when leasing is involved. Commercial property owners have several different lease options to choose from, each of which offers its own benefits and pitfalls. However, some are more landlord friendly, while others are more tenant friendly. If you… Read More »

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The Basics of a Florida Parenting Plan Modification

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Life is full of surprises, and it is difficult to anticipate what is going to happen tomorrow much less next week, next year, or within the next ten years. Because of this, parenting plans are hardly ever set in stone, and if a parent or parents want to modify an existing plan, they have… Read More »

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Can a Creditor File a Lis Pendens on Your Florida Home?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Creditors are notoriously ruthless, and if you owe or have ever owed a creditor money, you know that they will stop at nothing to retrieve what is owed to them. Some creditors will even go so far as to use a lis pendens. A lis pendens is a notice of a lawsuit that has… Read More »

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When There is Absence of an Injury in a Florida Non-Compete Case

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

According to Florida § 542.335, the Florida courts will enforce a restrictive covenant because the encroachment of a restrictive agreement generates a “presumption of irreparable harm.” The statute itself is restrictive, as it leaves no room for discussion about what happens when a covenant is violated but there are no damages, which actually happens… Read More »

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Emotional Abuse, Divorce, and Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Despite popular belief, the signs of abuse do not always come in the form of bruises and broken bones; sometimes, abuse can result in emotional distress, fear, feelings of inadequacy, and dependency. The latter type of injuries is the result of emotional abuse, which is just as damaging as physical abuse, and just as… Read More »

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