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The Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Florida Estate Planning

By Larry E. Bray |

If you’ve never heard of a Family Limited Partnership, or FLP, it is one option to help preserve your family business for future generations. It can also offer a way to help shelter your assets and reduce your overall gift and estate taxes. If you want to know more about family limited partnerships and… Read More »


Tips for Preventing Your Florida Business from Being Sued

By Larry E. Bray |

As a business owner, you likely already recognize the importance of minimizing risk. However, many business owners aren’t doing enough to protect their companies from being sued for disputes that likely should have been prevented. If you own a business, it’s important to speak with a skilled West Palm Beach business attorney who can… Read More »


Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Business in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

When you purchase a business, especially if it is your first time as a business owner, it’s imperative to seek legal guidance. You need to ensure you understand the terms of the purchase as well as your legal obligations. No matter whether you are buying a small business or a large enterprise, we recommend… Read More »


What is the Process of Contesting a Will, a Deed or a Trust in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray |

Each year, Florida courts process a large number of probate claims — over 122,000 cases to be more specific.  There are also a myriad of trusts and deeds signed. The bulk of these matters include documents that provide the court with some guidelines on how the deceased individual wanted their property and assets to… Read More »


Importance of Estate Planning in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

Some people believe that estate planning is only for the rich and famous. However, they couldn’t be more wrong. Even people with a small estate need to take the time to protect it and ensure the assets go where they want them to. Estate planning also helps protect your family from overpaying on taxes… Read More »


What is Mortgage Fraud in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray |

Back in the mid-2000s, the real estate industry was booming, and that led to some serious instances of mortgage fraud. In some cases, it’s the borrower who was committing the fraud, but in other situations, it was the lender who was engaging in illegal practices. Unfortunately, mortgage fraud is on the rise again. According… Read More »


How to Legally Terminate an Easement in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

Easements usually involve legal rights granted to someone giving them permission to use a portion of someone else’s property. Essentially, it is the legal right to pass through or use this part of the land for a specific purpose, not just general usage. One example of an easement is the utility companies who have… Read More »


Why Smaller Florida Businesses Need General Counsel

By Larry E. Bray |

Small business owners have a lot to deal with, and managing expenses is a top priority. This means there is little room for hiring full-time in-house counsel, as that high-cost is simply out of the question for most. However, you can look to retain outside counsel who are just a phone call away when… Read More »


Do You Need Help Defending Against a Foreclosure in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray |

Staying on top of your finances is a major problem for many people in today’s economic climate. One of the payments people often struggle with is the mortgage. Failure to make your mortgage payments can result in foreclosure. If you’re in danger of foreclosure, it’s important to speak with a West Palm Beach foreclosure… Read More »


Florida Probate: Not as Awful as People Tell You

By Larry E. Bray |

Probate certainly has a bad reputation with people who have heard that the process is difficult or of instances where family members are fighting over assets and/or challenging the will. While family battles certainly exist, it’s not a factor in every probate. Many probates run smoothly, especially with the right personal representative running things…. Read More »

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