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Setting Up Contracts & NDAs

Almost every business has or will have to deal with personnel. For this reason, businesses often use employment contracts & NDAs for all employees. Therefore, it is important that this employment contract is correctly setup. The employer lays down the agreements between themselves and the employee in this employment contract. But which agreements do the employment contract cover? Join us as we explain setting up contracts & NDAs. Payment Payment is perhaps one of the most important components of contracts & NDAs. The employee provides labor in exchange for payment by the employer. The activities are laid down in the [...]

May 29th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

Divorce With A Child: How Do You Do That?

Deciding to split up is a tough decision. Divorce with a child in the mix is even more complicated. But if you are unhappy in the relationship, it is usually the best option. Both for you and your children. Although it may be better for the family situation to separate, a divorce has a lot of impact on a child. It is a violent emotional event, with a lot of changes. When breaking up with a child, it's important to avoid a fight divorce. Research has shown that a divorce from combat causes a high risk of behavioral problems in [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

Leasing Office Space: What Costs To Consider

When you are looking at leasing new office space, you only look at the rental price to see if an office is within your budget. The net rent is only part of the total cost of the rent. After all, there are many more costs involved than just the monthly rent. In order to indicate whether an office is cheap or expensive, it is necessary to look at the costs per workplace per employee. When calculating the total costs of leasing an office space, there are several categories that complete the picture. In order to indicate whether an office is [...]

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , , |

Foster Care Adoption in Florida

There are many paths to adoption in Florida. In this article, explore a recently expanding option for many families: a foster care adoption. Read on below to find out more and see if this is the right path for your family. Temporary To Permanent Care If you are already a foster parent or are interested in becoming a foster parent, this could be an option. In this instance a child is placed in your care temporarily with the goal of reuniting with their biological family. If, however, their biological family has their parental rights subsequently terminated, you can then begin [...]

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|

Why Businesses Need A Terms Of Service

Every business should have a Terms of Service. Also known as a terms and conditions, this document holds key legal information in regards to your business. Your consumer should have this information readily available to them in regards to your business services or goods. But, what exactly does this document contain and what does it do? In this article, we will be answering these questions and more. The information provided in this article should not be construed as legal advice. Every legal agreement is subject to the provisions of the law they incorporate. As a rule, seek personalized legal advice [...]

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Custody Disputes: Litigation Vs. Mitigation

A custody dispute can be a difficult place to find yourself in. In Florida, custody often favors the mother even if the father is equally an effective parent. That fact alone puts parents in an unfavorable situation for settling custody disputes. Disputes can pend for weeks to months, depending on the back and forth between the parents. So, what can't be solved in mediation often goes to court. In this article, we will talk about what the processes are in regards to custody disputes. The information provided in this article should not be construed as legal advice. Every legal agreement [...]

April 25th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

The Impact Coronavirus Has On Special Education

The impact the coronavirus has had on special education is considerable. Students are home each day, many without formal educational guidance. While these results aren't intentional, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, children of special education can fall behind. Yet, there are actionable steps that you can take as a parent to champion the education of your special education student. In this article, we will discuss actions you can take to help your child. The information provided in this article should not be construed as legal advice. Every legal agreement is subject to the provisions of the law they incorporate. As [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Coronavirus Impact On Joint Custody

It's fair to say that joint custody is a hard won battle. After all, most custody arrangements include some sort of division on parental obligations. Compromise is healthy for functioning joint custody arrangements. But, how exactly does a custody hand-off work during a pandemic? The focus of our article today is to shed light on how the coronavirus may impact your joint custody. Remember the times where you could just switch custody days at will? That was a great benefit of joint custody. Notice the past tense. The coronavirus is reshaping the world with every infection. Children are now home [...]

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

Pros and Cons Of Mainstreaming A Special Education Student

People who are already parents to a special education student are likely very familiar with the concept of mainstreaming. The federal IDEA legislation requires mainstreaming, so it is important for both education professionals as well as parents to know all about mainstreaming. This week we are exploring mainstreaming. Read on to learn the pros and cons of the process as well as what exactly mainstreaming is. Mainstreaming Defined Essentially, it means placing a special education student in a classroom alongside peers who do not have any disabilities. Usually, mainstreaming is not for student’s entire schedule. It is totally suitable to [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

The Adoption Process Step-By-Step

Adoption is an amazing process that connects children who need a home with parents who want a child. However, the adoption process itself is fraught with forked paths and confusing instructions. This week, we are breaking down the adoption process into understandable steps to help potential parents understand. Read on to review the adoption process step-by-step. Disclaimer As stated above, the adoption process is highly complicated and there are many different possible paths. This article is intended as a general guide for the adoption process, not a precise map. Step One: Decide On The Type Of Adoption You Want There [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Contract Disputes In Hollywood, Part Two

Every industry has contracts, which come in many varieties: written, oral, formal, informal…the list can go on. The film industry in particular has a long and storied history of contracts. This means that the industry also has a long and storied history of contract disputes. This week we are continuing our exploration of contract disputes in Hollywood. Read on to learn more about modern Hollywood contract disputes and how they ended. Suit: George Miller Vs. Warner Brothers George Miller is the author of the Mad Max series, which got a revamp in 2015 with Mad Max: Fury Road. The broad [...]

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

Contract Disputes In Hollywood, Part One

Every industry has contracts of some sort: written, oral, formal, informal…the list can go on. Hollywood and the film industry have a long and storied history of contracts. This means that the industry also has a long and storied history of contract disputes. This week we are exploring contract disputes in Hollywood. Read on to learn about Hollywood’s long history of contracts and some modern Hollywood contract disputes. The Studio System The studio system in Hollywood is perhaps the grandmother of intense contracts. Stars in the system were milked for all they were worth, and their contracts were all consuming. [...]

March 9th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , |

Hiring Paperwork: Employment Contracts & NDAs

All of the paperwork that goes into a new person entering a business seems overwhelming. However, the two most important documents among all of the possible options are employment contracts and non-disclosure agreements. What exactly goes into those documents though? Whether you are a new employee or a business owner, it is important to know what exactly NDAs and employment contracts contain. Employment Contracts The state of Florida does not technically require employment contracts. However, operating without an employment contract is a rather dicey path to walk. No matter how unnecessary an employment contract feels, they are a completely necessary [...]

February 19th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Myths About Special Education

Last week, we discussed some myths about gifted students, and this week, we are expanding that discussion to myths about special education. Special education is viewed as a negative thing by many parents. However, special education classrooms provide a supportive atmosphere for students who have alternative education needs. Read on to learn all about myths about special education and why those myths are getting busted. Special Education Classes Are For Students With Severe Disabilities A majority of students in special education actually do not have severe disabilities of any kind. Most students who receive education have a specific learning disability such [...]

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Myths About Giftedness

We have written about giftedness as a type of special education in the past. The “gifted” label is a potentially confusing one, so many myths spring up around giftedness. These myths often seem good, but often lead to a variety of issues for gifted children in reality. This week, we are debunking those myths and pointing out more realistic expectations. Read on to learn exactly which myths about giftedness we’ll be busting. Gifted Students Can't Get Bad Grades There are a wide range of reasons that a gifted student receives bad grades. First and foremost, gifted students who are bored [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

What Does Being Gifted Really Mean?

All information for this article is sourced from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).  There are many types of alternative education, including gifted education. While many parents want their child to be gifted, a gifted child often has unique struggles and challenges. So what exactly does it mean to be gifted? Read on to learn key traits of gifted children, as well as to learn exactly what being gifted means. The Definition of Gifted The current definition for giftedness varies from state to state, and even by county. However, the federal government has an established definition of giftedness that [...]

January 20th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , , , |

Tips For A Smooth Divorce Settlement

Everybody knows the statistics about divorce in America, and they aren’t great. With the pretty high chance of divorce, there is an entire industry and around assisting couples through separation. However, this means that the cost of getting a divorce is ever growing. How do couples afford the mounting costs? More and more people are turning to divorce settlement rather than litigation. Read on to learn our top tips to ensure a smooth divorce settlement. Expect The Worst, Hope For The Best When it comes to divorce proceedings, tensions run high. You think you know your spouse, but many people's [...]

January 13th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Divorce Counseling: An Important Tool

A wide range of people know about couples counseling and family therapy. However, there is a useful mental health tool that many people don’t know about: divorce counseling. Divorce counseling is actually helpful in many cases, especially for families with children. Read on to learn all about divorce counseling and how this useful mental health tool improves a difficult time. Why Do Couples Need Divorce Therapy? A divorce represents a fairly significant loss – the loss of a relationship. Losing a relationship is more than just ending romantic relationships with an individual. It is the ending of the time and [...]

January 6th, 2020|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Prenuptial Agreements 101

“If you ain’t no punk/holla “we want prenup!” Kanye West’s Gold Digger introduced many children to the concept of a prenup before they even understood love. Prenup is short for prenuptial agreement, but what does a prenup actually do? Read on to learn the basics of prenuptial agreements including what needs to go into one such agreement. What Are Prenuptial Agreements? Prenuptial agreements are private contracts between a couple that they sign before they get legally married. “Nuptials” is another word for the legal vows of marriage, so prenuptial simply means before the vows. Prenuptials dictate how any financial assets [...]

December 21st, 2019|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

Websites That Help With Divorce

Going through a divorce is highly stressful, nearly everyone admits that. What most people don’t admit however, is the shame and stigma associated with divorce. Sometimes, people don’t feel comfortable opening up to their friends about what they’re experiencing. This is especially common within communities where divorce is not spoken about or discouraged. However, nobody keeps emotions like that bottled up forever. When the real world won’t cut it, most people turn to the digital one. There are a wide variety of websites designed to help people during and after a divorce. Read on to learn what divorce websites you [...]

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: , |

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