One of the major reasons couples divorce is money, and it is usually because one spouse has better spending and saving habits than the other. If you want to protect your credit during a divorce, here are some tips:
Halloween is just right around the corner. Although this holiday is a time for fun, it is also a time for injuries. Halloween means lots of children will be walking on streets and roads. Luckily, Halloween falls on a Sunday this…more
A more affordable version of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) has been announced by the Federal Housing Administration in an effort to help struggling seniors access the equity in their homes to pay living and…more
One insurance company study released earlier this year said that over 60 percent of business owners have not planned to protect their companies in the event of a divorce. That is a lot of businesses in jeopardy.
If a business…more
Businesses today are under increasing pressure to demonstrate profitability, which many do by reducing headcount. If you feel you have been a victim of wrongful termination, you may have legal recourse in Florida.
In early June, we blogged about the new Florida Homestead Law that Governor Crist signed into law regarding the way a homesteaded property may pass to a surviving spouse.
That new law goes into effect on October 1, and will…more
If you became incapacitated because of an illness or accident, do you know whom you would choose to make health care decisions for you? More importantly, does this person know what medical decisions you want made for yourself in…more
At a Federal Reserve conference in Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke said that she is in favor of financial institutions promoting the rental of homes undergoing foreclosure to help stabilize communities…more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced an “unprecedented” agreement with top lenders to offer selected state and local governments as well as nonprofits a “first look” at purchasing foreclosed…more
If you think you want to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there is a comprehensive “means test” used to determine if you can qualify. In general, you can qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida if your monthly income over the…more
Here are some of the top things you may not know about estate planning but should:
1. It is always important to have an estate plan in place. – Estate plans ensure that your goals are met, for your family and financially,…more
If you die in Florida without a will (the terminology is “dying intestate”), all your assets will be divided among your immediate family (spouse and children).
If you are married without any children, your entire estate…more
Although spinal cord injuries are a very rare occurrence among children (about 1000 incidences per year), the child personal injuries can be the worst kind of tragedy. For parents or guardians with a child who has spinal cord…more
Playgrounds are great environments for children to have fun and get exercise. However, parents need to ensure that the playground area is safe before they allow their children to play on the equipment. According to group…more
Airbags are designed to prevent severe personal injuries, so what should you do when a faulty airbag deployment is the cause of severe personal injuries. Also, situations may arise where personal injuries are the result of an…more
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