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What you need to know about Prenuptial Agreements

What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement, or most commonly known as a "prenup", is a contract between two individuals that sets out the financial disposition and dictates how certain issues are treated in the event of a divorce. The agreement is valid only if it is signed before the marriage. One example of an issue that prenuptial agreements address is division of property. Do you need it, and if so, why? You may desire or need a prenuptial agreement for any number of reasons. For example, we strongly recommend a prenuptial agreement if you would like to protect property you own prior to the marriage....

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Slip and Fall, and the liability for your injuries

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Slip and fall injuries result from accidents that can take place at public or private establishments. An example of this could be an incident where you slip and fall at your neighborhood supermarket. Depending on the circumstance, you may be compensated for your injuries and damages. However, you need to seek immediate medical assistance and get legal advice from an experienced Slip and Fall lawyer as there is a time-frame to bring your claim. Liability So, you fell at a public, private, or commercial establishment and you feel that it could have been avoided. You believe you were a victim...

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Motor vehicles accidents & the 14 day limit

Accident

Accident? Have you recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident? If yes, you may want to read this short informative article carefully as it may be of benefit to you. Many people involved in accidents are not aware that there is an extremely sensitive timeline that must be met in order to have a greater chance of prevailing on a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim. In Florida, if you are injured in an accident, you need to seek medical attention within 14 days in order to have a valid Personal Injury Protection (PIP). The insurance company is under no obligation to honor a claim beyond...

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Injury at the gym? Can the business still be liable?

Injury, Gym

Bodily Injury If you suffered an injury at the gym, whether it is a CrossFit or a conventional weightlifting facility, can the business be liable for your injuries? The short answer is maybe, but the analysis is going to heavily depend on the facts that led to the incident. Chances are the gym made you sign a waiver to avoid liability in the event you hurt yourself. If you did sign a waiver it may be an obstacle for your case. Generally, these waivers contain clauses where you assume the full responsibility for any injuries that may occur to you at the facility. In addition,...

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Examen de Naturalización y Ciudadanía – como prepararse

Naturalización, Statue of Liberty

El proceso del examen de naturalización y ciudadanía puede ser un poco confuso, pero este articulo informativo debe darle un poco más de conocimiento acerca de cómo prepararse y que regulaciones y reglamentos implementa el U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS.) El examen se compone de un oficial del USCIS que le va hacer preguntas sobre usted y la solicitud. Usted también tiene que tomar la prueba de civismo y de inglés. Estos examines se componen de: Examen de inglés: Oral – Para examinar su habilidad de hablar inglés. Lectura – Unas cuantas preguntas para examinar la habilidad de leer en...

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The five boiler plate clauses service agreements needs to have

Clauses

Are you a business owner of an LLC or a Corporation? Does your business provide services to other businesses (B2B)? or directly to the consumer (B2C)? If you answered yes to the previous questions, then you may want to take note of the following terms and clauses for your service agreements in order to have a solid “bullet proof” agreement. Essential clauses your agreement must have: Choice of Law and/or Venue Clauses The venue clause explains where court will be held in the event of a lawsuit. In addition, the choice of law provision explains the law that will apply should there be...

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A change in auto insurance, and your pocket

Insurance; Auto collision; Miami

Proposal to Florida's Personal Injury Protection Lawmakers in Florida’s capital are proposing a change to car insurance. This proposal may have a massive effect on Florida residents. In the state of Florida it is a requirement to obtain Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Personal Injury Protection may pay up to $10,000 of medical costs after an accident. The proposal is basically suggesting for the mandatory Personal Injury Protection to be eliminated and forcing drivers to obtain Bodily Injury (BI) Protection. Bodily Injury (BI) Protection is an extra that many insurance providers offer their customers for an additional cost. BI insurance is the coverage that provides the $25,000 to...

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What is Medical Malpractice, and how often does it occur?

Medical Error graph

Negligence Medical Malpractice happens when the family doctor, dentist, anesthesiologist, or any healthcare professional has failed to treat you or their patient in within the standards of care. The term negligence is often associated to Medical Malpractice. These professionals are well aware of the rules they have been certified to practice by. Healthcare professionals become negligent when they overlook the responsibility and ignore the duty of care to their patients. Thus, resulting in harmful injuries and sometimes even leading to death to their patients. It happens often This occurs more than you think. The facts may be shocking, but Medical Malpractice has been believed to be...

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What is a Sole Proprietorship?

Peregonza sole proprietorship

BASICS OF A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP Sole Proprietorship is the simplest and one of the most popular business structures available for small businesses. Basically, it's an unincorporated business that is owned and ran by one individual. The sole proprietorship may operate under the name of its owner or under the business trade name. However, there is no legal distinction between the business and the owner. Unlike a corporation or an LLC, it does not create a separate legal entity. Therefore, any income earned by the business is income earned and reported by the owner on their personal 1040 tax forms. A sole proprietor does not share the benefits of...

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Corporation, What is it and what does it mean?

corporation

BASICS OF A CORPORATION The formation of a corporation is considered by many to be the most advantageous way to start a business. This kind of entity is different from other business structures because a it is its own legal entity separate from its owners. That is, the government views corporations as a “legal person” separate from the people who own and manage the business. ABOUT CORPORATIONS The corporation is entitled to most of the same rights as an individual. For example, this entity has the right to enter contracts, acquire debt, file lawsuits, own assets, and pay taxes. Since the corporation is its...

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