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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: Let Someone Else Do It for You By: Sherri K. DeWitt, Esquire DeWitt Law Firm, P.A. The world is the same size as it was two hundred years ago, but it seems a lot smaller. Individuals are more mobile and business is more global. Communication is now almost immediate. No longer do we have to wait for a ship to cross the ocean to receive correspondence. It can be emailed or faxed in a matter of seconds. The result is that we are all under much more stress. Others expect us to respond immediately to almost all of the...

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Legal Things To Know About Buying A Home In Florida

Some Legal Things To Know About Buying A Home In Florida By Sherri K. DeWitt Consulting a lawyer before signing a contract or buy a home in Florida may help avoid trouble. The information contained in this letter is designed to help educate you about the process of buying a home in Florida. Once a buyer selects a home to purchase, the first paper given to the prospective buyer is the purchase and sale contract. This paper is one of the most important steps in buying a home. This contract describes what you buy and determines how you buy. Before signing a contract, read...

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Business Disputes In Divorce

Dividing a Family Business in Divorce Many families own and operate family businesses. Deciding how to handle a family business in a divorce can be a difficult issue. Many factors go into valuing a business and deciding how it should be equitably distributed. Often, the business provides the livelihood for one or both of the parties. The family business may be in the name of one spouse and that spouse may be the primary person responsible for it. However, how a business is named or titled may not be determinative of the issue. A judge presiding over a divorce will ask pertinent questions...

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Ways to Try and Avoid the Courts

We all work very hard for our money and want to be able to hold on to as much of it as possible. The reason most of us work is to be able to take money out of our business and put it into our pocket. Getting involved with the courts is generally expensive. Business people generally find themselves in court either because they are seeking to recover money or damages from a person or entity that has not paid them or has breached a contract or an agreement or has committed some other legal wrong. Or a businessperson can...

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