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Breaking Family Matters Issues To Family During Holidays

Breaking Family Matters Issues To Family During Holidays The holidays are a time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones—but what happens when conversations about legal proceedings enter the mix? Although it is uncomfortable to bring up this topic at the dinner table, you should remember that how you handle these family matters discussions is ultimately your decision. Managing Your Divorce During the Holiday Season Discussing a divorce with your extended family can be awkward. Still, you should remember that your family and friends love and support you. They want to know what is going on in your life, [...]

January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Maintaining Health and Sanity During a Divorce

Maintaining Health and Sanity During a Divorce When you're going through a divorce, stress can take its toll on your body. Not only do stressful situations affect your mood negatively, they also have physical consequences. Nausea, sleeplessness, stiff back, teeth grinding are all physical manifestations of this negative energy. Thankfully, in times of high stress, taking time out to relax or find an enjoyable activity can help ensure you keep your health and sanity. Set Time Aside to Exercise When you aren't feeling good, it can be tempting to lay around and slide into more of a sedentary lifestyle, but [...]

January 20th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Knowing When You Need a Necessary Divorce

Knowing When You Need a Necessary Divorce Most people enter marriage with the belief that their spouse is "the one" and will not let divorce happen to them. Unfortunately, life is full of unexpected twists and turns that can change our lives in ways we never expected. If you think you're in the midst of a necessary divorce's preludes, know the signs. The decision to end a marriage is often difficult because it involves abandoning all the hard work and time invested in that relationship, but sometimes it's necessary, for the happiness of both parties involved. Divorce can be a [...]

January 12th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Discovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Discovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce Some spouses may be tempted to hide assets so they can get more than their fair share in a divorce, but there are steps people can take to uncover these assets. At Thompson Law, we're dedicated to making sure you receive everything you're owed during your divorce, and we're going to equip you with everything you need to know to help you on that journey to find those hidden assets that have been hidden. Over the span of a marriage, people often amass different properties and assets. During a divorce, however, they must split [...]

January 4th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Basics of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Basics of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits We at Thompson Law know that medical errors rank third in the leading causes of death in the U.S., and this fact is tragic when you consider what it means for patient injuries—potentially long-term impacts to health can be caused by mistakes doctors make during treatment. If you are thinking about filing medical malpractice lawsuits because of the oversight or misconduct of those who were supposed to care for you during your hospital stay, an experienced attorney can help sort through many complex factors. If you find yourself injured while receiving treatment at a hospital, [...]

December 26th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Common Truck Accidents to Expect

Common Truck Accidents to Expect Trucks are involved in some of the most severe accidents that occur on highways. Because of the size and weight of the vehicles, large trucks cause tremendous damage to property and injure people when they collide. In fact, a truck accident can be one of the most dangerous and life-threatening situations for drivers in other vehicles. If you’re involved in an accident with a large truck, there are several common types of truck accidents that may occur. Here are some of them beneath. Truck Rollovers If the driver loses control of a truck, it can [...]

December 20th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Legal Guide for Car Accident Victims

Legal Guide for Car Accident Victims Despite the frequency of car accidents, most people remain ignorant about how to take care of themselves after becoming involved in one. Victims of car accidents have the added challenges of dealing with physical and financial hardships, as well as having to contend with people who try to take advantage in order gain an upper hand. By providing people with information about how to protect themselves, you give them the power to advocate for their own well-being. So what do car accident victims need to know? We've outlined the answers down below. Who Can [...]

December 12th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Driver Fatigue Basics for Car Accidents

Driver Fatigue Basics for Car Accidents If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to driver fatigue, contact us at Thompson Law so that we can help determine whether the other party is liable and how best to recover damages. Whether you're at fault or the other driver, a lawyer can help you figure out what to do next in your case—and Thompson Law has attorneys who will fight for your rights. Driver fatigue is the leading cause of car accidents, but few people take the time to familiarize themselves with it –as evidenced by [...]

December 4th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Buy-Sell Agreements and Company Partnerships

Buy-Sell Agreements and Company Partnerships No matter the business, it’s important that every business owner have a plan in place for how their interest in the business will be dealt with in regards to allocation or selling in the event of retirement, divorce, dispute, disability, death, or simply in the event that they don’t want to be a part of the business anymore. This is where buy-sell agreements come in. A buy-sell agreement is one that clearly states exactly how a business owner’s control, ownership, and assets will be divided if one of the aforementioned events occurs, and is especially [...]

November 26th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

FLSA Claims and High-Level Employees

FLSA Claims and High-Level Employees The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) primarily sees claims regarding unpaid wages, overtime, and improper exemption status of an employee, and managers, directors, or officers may be held personally accountable by an employee making these claims. Discharging an individual from a business is no pleasant task, but it may particularly spell trouble if the proper steps in discharging the employee aren’t taken, or if the discharge of the employee can be deemed as retaliatory in nature–as in, occurring after said employee blew the whistle on wrongful acts by the company or employer, or if said [...]

November 20th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Common Lawsuits That Can Have An Affect on Directors

Common Lawsuits That Can Have An Affect on Directors You may be under the impression that only corporations that are large and public will face Director & Officer lawsuits (also known as “D&O lawsuits”), but you need to know that any business or non-profit organization that has an advisory committee or a corporate board–whether they’re a large or small one–can face one of these common lawsuits.  Anyone who is in the position of a director or corporate officer is very much at risk of being sued for actions that are taken or performed while they are in this position, and [...]

November 15th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

How An Employee Handbook Helps Your Business

How An Employee Handbook Helps Your Business An employee handbook is a vital foundation document that every company should have, whether they’re a large one or a small one. These documents not only help the employees, but are equally as important for management, too. A business has rules, regulations, benefits, and expectations like any well-organized system, and should therefore have written documents that explain them clearly. Employee handbooks also commonly address “what if” scenarios and can be essential for safety. They help to protect both a business owner and a business employee legally, and should be kept as up-to-date as [...]

November 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Moving your Company to Florida

Moving your Company to Florida Are you thinking about moving your company to Florida? It’s always had an appeal to both people and businesses alike. Lately, it’s become especially appealing to business owners from all over the united states–for several reasons, including that Florida has no personal income tax requirements for its residents and is very pro-business within its government. We’ll be getting into the nitty-gritty of how to move to Florida from another state below. Become a Foreign Entity A “foreign entity” is a business that was established elsewhere and transferred some or all of its activities into Florida. [...]

October 26th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Hiring your Children at the Family Business

Hiring your Children at the Family Business Have you been thinking about hiring your children for the family business? It can be a win-win situation for both of you, with the potential tax savings and your child being able to save money for their next big steps in life–like college or a wedding. We’ll be going over the benefits of having your children working for you in this article–as well as some of the laws you may want to keep in mind when hiring your child or children to work for your small business. Work Experience Starting working young can [...]

October 20th, 2022|Categories: child custody|Tags: |

Tools to Protect your New E-Commerce Business from Liability

Tools to Protect your New E-Commerce Business from Liability Are you looking to start up a new e-commerce business? They are a perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to work from home. These types of businesses, like every other kind, come with their own unique set of complications. Like moving products through multiple starts or internationally– then it’s not just the United States laws you need to worry about but international ones. All of these issues are important from the way you handle personal information to how you pack the boxes. It may seem overwhelming– but here are some ways you [...]

October 15th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Common Business Mistakes made during Start-Up

Common Business Mistakes made during Start-Up Getting ready to start your own business? Only a few things can ruin the excitement that comes with starting your own business, like making a big money mistake. Here at Thompson Law, we’re entrepreneurs as well, and we know just how much goes into launching a business. We understand how frustrating it is to feel like it all has gone to waste–we’re hoping this article helps to prevent you from making these money-wasting common business mistakes mistakes while forming your small business. Mixing Up Your Assets A simple–and catastrophic mistake a new business owner [...]

October 8th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Business Trends for the Coming Future

Business Trends for the Coming Future Concerts and tours, which often serve as a source of income and exposure for an artist, are disrupted by the rise of new technology which allows listeners to access music in any place and at any time. Other up-and-coming entrepreneurs are now creating non-fungible digital assets (NFTs), essentially unique tokens with intrinsic value that can be bought or sold on the blockchain. So, with these odd instances and other opportunities arising in the modern world, where does your business fit in? What should you be looking into? This article can inform you of some [...]

September 26th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Implementing Benchmarking Within Your Creative Firm

Implementing Benchmarking Within Your Creative Firm If you don’t clearly understand how your business performs financially and each unit performs individually, it’s like driving down the road without your headlights. At most companies, the only people who know the exact numbers are members of top management. This information is not easily accessible to employees, who rely on their managers to report back accurately. Benchmarking might be something worth implementing if you're feeling the strain. Knowing that you are investing in the right areas, using your resources wisely, and identifying and eliminating waste helps you make sound business decisions. So, benchmarking [...]

September 20th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

ESG Strategies and Your Business

ESG Strategies and Your Business Companies have recently begun acknowledging the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. These include climate change, social justice movements, and investor pressure. As the popularity of ESG causes and activities increases, more and more companies are making ESG practices part of company policy. Over the past few decades, it’s become evident that the environment is changing, and not for the better - changes that could make life in some parts of the world impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred investors and businesses to address the issue of ESG proactively. Today, ESG is an [...]

September 15th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Moving your Business or Nonprofit to Cloud Services

Moving your Business or Nonprofit to Cloud Services In response to the COVID virus, many businesses had to create quick solutions for working remotely with cloud services. Conferences are showing a growing interest in remote work. As tech and collaboration tools advance, it is clear that this method of work will only become increasingly popular. Now that remote work is here to stay, organizations are taking the time to research cloud-based software that will upgrade their current processes and support their efforts over the long run. If you're a business that's considering moving your business to the cloud, you may [...]

September 8th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

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