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Screening Tenants To Prevent Future Issues

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Being a landlord is no easy task. While many tenants are easy to work with and pay their rent on time, many do not. Many refuse to pay and even trash their place, causing extreme distress for landlords. When a landlord makes a bad decision and chooses the wrong tenant, it can be a… Read More »

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Avoiding Debt Collectors: Options For Struggling Businesses

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many businesses are having trouble paying bills due to the coronavirus pandemic. The quarantines and lockdowns have caused businesses to suffer tremendously. Many have had to change their operations, lay off staff, shut down entirely and even file for bankruptcy. If you refuse to pay your bills, though, you could end up being harassed… Read More »

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Could Stimulus Checks Lead To Divorce?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

There’s no doubt this government money has helped countless households get through tough financial times. Many have used the stimulus money to pay rent and credit card bills. Others have spent the money on food and other necessary expenses. For the most part, this infusion of money has been much appreciated. However, for some… Read More »

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Should You Consider A Trial Separation Before Divorcing?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Divorce rates have been climbing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples are getting sick of each other and many have decided to call it quits on their marriage. It may be easy to just throw in the towel when your spouse starts annoying you, but should couples be giving up on their marriages that easily?… Read More »

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Divorce Rates Down In Florida Despite Pandemic

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

You may have been hearing about how divorce filings have spiked during the coronavirus pandemic. However, this may not be the case in some areas. In fact, in Florida, the divorce rate has dropped in the past year. And it’s not just a small decrease. Research shows that in 2020, the divorce rate in… Read More »

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What To Know About Claiming An Ex’s Social Security After Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Like many people, you may be concerned about retirement. Do you have enough savings? What types of investments do you have? Can Social Security help? If your work history is limited and you didn’t earn much money on an annual basis, then you may not receive much in Social Security benefits. However, if you… Read More »

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Staying Positive After A Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many people go through a divorce, but until you’ve been through one yourself, you don’t know what to expect. You may be happy or relieved. You may be sad or angry. You may be down in the dumps. You may have anxiety about finances, wondering how you will pay bills. You may be scared… Read More »

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What Documents Do You Need In A Divorce?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Every marriage — and divorce — is different. There will be different elements involved in each. There may or may not be children involved. Each couple has different assets and liabilities. Couples are married for different amounts of time. Some parties work, while others stay at home with the kids. Because of this, if… Read More »

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What We Can Learn From Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Estate planning is not just something that the rich and famous do. In fact, sometimes our favorite celebrities — who have significant financial resources — don’t have any wills or trusts in place upon their death. This lack of planning can lead to contention and even probate litigation. The world was shocked by the… Read More »

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Wage Theft In Restaurants

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many people work long hours, only to not get paid the money they deserve. They are not paid for all the hours they work. They are paid below minimum wage. Their earned tips are stolen by their managers. This is called wage theft, a common practice in the restaurant industry, from fast food places… Read More »

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