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  • What are the top qualities of a good executor?

    An Executor for an estate is the person or entity chosen to carry out final wishes as stipulated in a will. Some of an executor’s responsibilities include: filing the will with the county clerk after the death of the testator, ensuring all debts/claims have been paid, ensuring all specific personal property distributions as directed in the will are made, distributing all remaining funds to the people named in the will after the payment of claims have been made, and the maintenance of any real...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 10/11/2018
  • "Orlando's 2018 Legal Elite by Orlando Style"

    SAMAROO LAW, P.A. – A FRESH PERSPECTIVE  http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/avita-m-samaroo/ If she is not passionately advocating for her clients, you will probably find Avita Samaroo volunteering with her family or strolling the local art galleries of Central Florida. After just one meeting with Avita, it’s clear to see that she exudes creativity and passion.  It’s those same qualities that she has taken with her to Samaroo Law.  Attorney Samaroo recentl...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • Https://aaoaus.com/ Top 40 under 40 AWARD

    Avita M. Samaroo was nominated and voted upon peers and colleagues as "Top 40 Under 40" in Personal Injury category for Florida.    https://aaoaus.com/directory/listing/avita-m-samaroo   ...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • "LIFTING THE VEIL OF SILENCE"

    To VIEW LINK:  http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/lifting-the-veil-of-silence/      LEGAL OPTIONS FOR THE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT by Avita Samaroo and Mark Nejame It has been estimated over 40% of women in Florida and over 20% of men have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape.1  These statistics are astonishing to say the least.   Historically, victims of sexual violence were silenced because of the lack of understanding ...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • When it’s Time to End the Marriage

    After the gifts have been opened, the honeymoon has ended and all the pictures framed, the real work of marriage begins. The daily grind sets in with the stresses life can throw at a married couple. A few years later, children may enter the scene adding more happiness and chaos. Some marriages try to move forward until, one day they just can’t anymore. For some couples, there will come a time when the marriage becomes broken. It may stem from a multitude of reasons, but the end result is divo...

     

    Posted by Jean Brown 10/05/2018
  • What You Should Know About Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage

    Personal Injury Protection insurance, also known as PIP, is an extension of car insurance that offers immediate compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages following a car accident injury. Automobile insurance companies are required to offer PIP coverage to their insured, unless said coverage is specifically declined in writing. Many people have PIP coverage included in their policy and don’t even know it. PIP claims are generally capped at $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000, dep...

     

    Posted by Sadat Montgomery 09/26/2018
  • Is a DUI Possible With Self-Driving Cars?

    Recently, I came across an newspaper article in which a San Fran man was arrested on January 13, 2018, because he decided to take advantage of a Tesla self-driving car.  Actually, he was arrested for DUI when he was found passed out behind the wheel - the car was in self-drive mode. Lately, I've been paying particular attention to self-driving cars and car accidents, but is a DUI possible even though one is not driving?  The short answer is "yes." Why?  Well, it has to do with ...

     

    Posted by 09/24/2018
  • The Differing Amounts of the Bankruptcy Homestead Exemptions in Different States: Is it Equitable?

    More than 479,000 parties filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases last year in the United States. Under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code,a bankruptcy trustee may seize and liquidate property and assets to pay creditors prior to a discharge of debts. This could mean that your home, financial accounts, and other property may be in jeopardy in exchange for releasing your debt obligations. While this can make many bankruptcy filers fearful of losing their house, it is important to know that...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 09/15/2018
  • 2015 Ronald Weiss Scholarship Competition Winner!

    Ms. Rebecca Chang of Plano, Texas entered our 2015 Ronald Weiss Scholarship competition, and was chosen by Mr. Weiss as having submitted the winning essay. Ms. Chang did a wonderful job! Congratulations to Rebecca! We would also like to thank all of you who entered the competition. Don’t give up as we are holding the scholarship competition again in 2016. 2005 Bankruptcy Reforms: Private Student Loans and Economics by Rebecca Chang If the decision ...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 09/15/2018
  • Could St Petersburg’s “Complete Streets” plans increase bicycle accidents and injuries amongst pedestrians?

    The City of St Petersburg has put together a list of 16 projects it is calling “Complete Streets”. The idea calls for adding buffered bike lanes to segments of busy roads such as 9th Avenue N, 16th Street, 54th Avenue and Park Street. St Petersburg city planners assume all 16 corridors could lose a lane of traffic to make way for bike lanes or for diagonal parking, but they won’t know until each project is studied, redesigned and approved. Here is the list of proposed “Complete Streets...

     

    Posted by Sean McQuaid 09/15/2018
  • The Differing Amounts of the Bankruptcy Homestead Exemptions in Different States: Is it Equitable?

    More than 479,000 parties filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases last year in the United States. Under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy trustee may seize and liquidate property and assets to pay creditors prior to a discharge of debts. This could mean that your home, financial accounts, and other property may be in jeopardy in exchange for releasing your debt obligations. While this can make many bankruptcy filers fearful of losing their house, it is important to know tha...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 09/14/2018
  • The Differing Exemption Schemes for a Bankruptcy Case in Different States: Is it Equitable?

    Federal law governs bankruptcy cases in the United States. When you file for bankruptcy, you will need to file your petition in one of the 94 federal judicial districts, and you cannot file a bankruptcy case in state court. However, bankruptcy cases filed in one state can still differ significantly from bankruptcy cases filed in another state. This is because each state has its own laws regarding available bankruptcy exemptions in a Chapter 7 liquidation case and in Chapter 13 r...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 09/14/2018
  • Advice from Small Business Attorneys about the Best Practices for Unpaid Internships

    Written by: Andrew Gale - Orange County - Small Business Attorney Hiring interns is a perfectly acceptable way of adding to your workforce. However, it can get a little tricky when you are thinking of not paying the intern. This is a common question and an activity that requires caution. There are a number of criteria that must apply to the job and the intern. Incorporation Attorney, a team of trusted small business lawyers in California, highly recommend th...

     

    Posted by Andy Gale 09/13/2018
  • Final FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules Announced

    Written by: Andrew Gale - Orange County - Small Business Attorney Today the Department of Labor announced the new salary threshold for certain employees to qualify as exempt from minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s White Collar Exemptions. Federal Law Alert – May 18, 2016 Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary level will be $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Up to 10% of this income may come in the form of non-discre...

     

    Posted by Andy Gale 09/13/2018
  • Divorce Arbitration is the Way to Go! So……

    Anthony C. Adamopoulos is a Massachusetts Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Attorney A decision of our Appeals Court, Gravlin v. Gravlin, is helpful for those facing divorce. For collaborative divorce attorneys and divorce mediators, the decision confirms that arbitration is the viable alternative to court litigation for resolving a single issue or even taking the place of a full court trial. In Gravlin, the Appeals Court acknowledged “… arbitra...

     

    Posted by Anthony C. Adamopoulos 09/04/2018
  • STUCK IN DIVORCE COURT? HERE IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CUT COSTS AND AGGRAVATION!

    By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Massachusetts' Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Attorney Are you in divorce litigation? Are you having second thoughts – time standards, discovery cost, no trial in sight? Enough! You have complained to your attorney and your attorney reports that your spouse’s attorney has heard the same complaints from your spouse.  Your attorney suggests mediation or conciliation. What is the difference between Divorce Mediation and Divorce Conciliation? ...

     

    Posted by Anthony C. Adamopoulos 09/04/2018
  • The MassachusettsDivorce Property Division Law

    NO  LAW REQUIRES DIVORCING COUPLES TO DIVIDE ASSETS 50/50 Posted on August 23, 2018 By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Massachusetts: Arbitrator, Mediator, Collaborative Attorney Recently, a distressed client, I will call Casie, came to me. She feared for her future. Casie explained that her husband wanted a divorce and “claimed” he would “get” his lawful 50% of the house an...

     

    Posted by Anthony C. Adamopoulos 09/04/2018
  • Posted by MARK J. Berkowitz 09/02/2018
  • What happens the day of your real estate closing?

    If you are selling a house, what exactly happens the day of the closing? First, the buyer will need to accomplish a final walk-through of the property. Before this can happen, all of your possessions must be out of the house. The buyer and their realtor will then visit the property one last time before heading to the closing meeting. I would estimate that over 75% of my clients who are selling, opt to not show up to the closing. What does that mean? It means that we sign all of the paperwork ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 08/31/2018
  • "All Eyes on You"

    SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/all-eyes-on-you/ Almost everyone uses some form of social media.  For some of us, it’s a secret indulgence that gives us a euphoric high – who needs exercise, shopping, or that glass of wine at the end of the day when 100 likes or 300 reposts will do it.  For others, we have no pretenses about the message we are putting out to the world – here I am, look at me!  We som...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 08/27/2018