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Division

How Commingling Changes the Classification of Assets

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

As an equitable distribution state, Florida does not necessarily distribute property evenly between two divorcing parties. Rather, the courts will assess each spouse’s contribution to the marriage and make a determination based on its findings. Of course, some property is excluded from distribution. That property is considered to be “separate.” Separate property includes any… Read More »

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Elements of a Successful Tortious Interference Claim

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Tortious interference refers to the interference of one party with a contract between the plaintiff and another entity. The interference must have resulted in damages to the plaintiff for the courts to even consider hearing the case. If your business suffered losses as a result of another party’s interference with a contract between your… Read More »

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Is it a Good Idea to Accept Lump Sum Alimony?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Lump sum alimony, or the alimony buyout, refers to a program that allows a paying spouse to pay the entirety of alimony payments in one lump sum. To qualify for this type of alimony, both the recipient spouse and the court will need to approve the lump sum amount. The court will only approve… Read More »

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Florida’s Inheritance Laws

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Whether you plan to retire in Florida and want to better understand Florida’s inheritance laws so you can be sure your heirs can access your estate with as little trouble as possible or you are the heir to a deceased loved one’s Florida estate, it is essential that you understand Florida’s inheritance laws. The… Read More »

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What is Equity Skimming and How to Identify It

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In 1985, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner released a statement that expressed her concern with a real estate and housing scheme known as equity skimming. Equity skimming is a crime and can cause a person to lose his or her home, equity, and credit rating all in one fell… Read More »

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Quitclaim Deed Vs. Warranty Deed: What’s the Difference?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

A deed is a legal document that contains a thorough description of a property that one property owner may wish to transfer to a new owner. When concerning a property in an urban or suburban environment, the legal description of the property should identify which lot the current owner occupies in a platted subdivision…. Read More »

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Are Your Trade Secrets Protected Under Florida Law?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you own and operate a business, you might have an interest in protecting your secrets. You may even make sure your employees sign a non-compete or confidentiality agreement. While there are several measures you yourself can take to prevent the theft of your trade secrets, it does not hurt to have the law… Read More »

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Can a Child Choose With Which Parent to Live?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

People often ask whether or not their child can choose which parent with which they want to live. Some people believe there is a specific age at which a child can choose. Determining custody in divorce cases is often messy and emotionally charged. There are many factors that come into play when the courts… Read More »

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Can You Modify a Divorce Decree?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Under Florida law, what is commonly known as a divorce is called a dissolution of marriage. The process of dissolving a marriage may feel like an eternity. The couple and the court need to make decisions concerning property division, child support, alimony, and more. This process can be incredibly difficult. Once everything is said… Read More »

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What Role Does a Lawyer Play in Mergers & Acquisitions?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) occur when two or more companies combine their businesses and assets. M&A encompasses a range of different business transactions, including consolidations and purchase of assets. Often, businesses will combine when they have complementary strengths and weaknesses. The idea is to improve synergy and increase market performance. All that sounds like… Read More »

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