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What to Do When Your Partner Dies and Leaves His or Her Share to a Spouse

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It is not uncommon for a businessperson in a partnership to leave his or her share of a company to a spouse in his or her will. However, issues may arise upon the death of that partner, especially when the recipient spouse is unwilling or unable to take over the responsibilities that the share… Read More »

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Protect Your Business Assets in Divorce: Here’s How

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

For most people, their biggest concern during divorce is their children. Business owners, however, have an additional concern to consider: their livelihood. If you own a business and are either in the midst of a divorce, are considering filing for a divorce, or have recently filed for divorce, there are precautions you need to… Read More »

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Five Financial Mistakes You Can Make During Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

According to findings published on HuffPost, the average American divorce costs between $15,000 and $20,000. For most people, that amount is a sizeable down payment on a home or a year’s worth of college tuition. For most people, the cost of divorce is unaffordable. If you are about to embark on a Florida divorce,… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About the Florida Commercial Eviction Process

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

As a landlord, you may have already learned that the best motto to conduct business by is “expect the unexpected.” Unfortunately, you never can know what to expect from tenants, even if, by paper, they seem perfect. For this reason, it is imperative that you have a binding commercial real estate contract in place… Read More »

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Is a Handshake Considered a Binding Contract in Florida?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

These days, nothing is legally binding unless it is written in ink and signed…or is it? Florida recognizes both written and oral contracts, something Florida Power & Light, Co. (FPL), a major energy company, learned the hard way last year. According to court reports, a realtor met a representative of FPL at a parents’… Read More »

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What You Need to Know to Avoid Worker Classification Issues

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Independent contractors are an increasingly popular alternative to full-time employees, as independent contractors cost much less and are less of a liability than full-time workers…or are they? While independent contractors CAN pose less of a liability, when workers are misclassified as contractors, they can actually create quite a headache for employers. If you are… Read More »

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Throwing Out Your Divorce Settlement: It IS Possible

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Sometimes, divorce cases can go smoothly and without a hiccup, sometimes there are a few potential snags but the couples work past them, and sometimes divorces are so ugly it forces even their attorneys to wonder how the parties were married in the first place. In these latter instances, parties may feel compelled to… Read More »

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Client Lists: To Whom Do They Really Belong?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a person works for a company for several years, he or she may amass several clients with whom they have built strong connections with. Because of the nature of the relationships, the employee may feel entitled to copy the client list prior to quitting or leaving the company and take that list along… Read More »

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When a Customer Accuses an Employee of Theft, it is Time to Legal-Up

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Thanks to what is known as “respondeat superior,” an employer may be held liable for an employee’s wrongful or negligent actions that are carried out within an employee’s normal scope of work. For instance, if an accountant is responsible for taking client payment information over the phone and entering it into the system, and… Read More »

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Is a Non-Compete Enforceable in Florida?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In most states, non-compete agreements are unenforceable. In Florida, however, they are perfectly legal. According to Florida Statute 542.335, non-competes—which are contracts that “restrict or prohibit competition during or after the term of restrictive covenants”—may be enforceable so long as the contracts are reasonable in area, time, and the line of business. If you… Read More »

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