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Protecting Your Small Business with Non-Disclosure Agreements

Protecting Your Small Business with Non-Disclosure Agreements As a small business owner, protection of your confidential information is crucial to the success of your business. You spend years developing your trade secrets, and it only takes one wrong move or a careless employee to ruin everything. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) are the solution to keeping your company secrets safe. In this blog, we will go over what an NDA is, why your small business needs it, and how to draft an NDA with advice from experienced legal professionals of Thompson Law, a small business law firm based in Lithia, FL. What [...]

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

Small Business Insurance: Protecting Your Business and Your Future

Small Business Insurance: Protecting Your Business and Your Future As a small business owner, you understand the importance of planning and risk management. You work hard every day to ensure your business is successful and profitable, but you also need to ensure it’s protected. That’s where small business insurance comes in. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of small business insurance, how it protects your business and your future, and why it’s crucial for all small businesses, including law firms like Thompson Law. Section 1: Protecting Your Business Small business insurance helps to protect your business from [...]

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

Navigating the World of Intellectual Property – A Comprehensive Guide for Small Business Owners

Navigating the World of Intellectual Property – A Comprehensive Guide for Small Business Owners Starting and running a small business comes with its own set of challenges, and protecting your intellectual property (IP) is one of them. As a small business owner, it is essential to understand the scope of IP rights and how to safeguard them from infringers. This blog post covers everything you need to know about intellectual property and how to protect it for your business. What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property refers to intangible creations of the mind, artistic works, inventions, and information. It includes copyrights, [...]

June 30th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Choosing the Right Business Entity for Your Small Business

Choosing the Right Business Entity for Your Small Business Starting a small business is no easy feat. There are numerous factors to consider before you can launch your business successfully. One of the most critical decisions a business owner needs to make is choosing the right business entity. Selecting the right structure can have significant implications for your business in terms of taxes, liability protection, and longevity. The decision shouldn't be made hastily because it can have long-lasting legal and tax consequences that require the assistance of an experienced business attorney. At Thompson Law Firm, we understand that every small [...]

June 30th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Avoid These Common Legal Mistakes to Protect Your Small Business: A Guide for Small Business Owners

Avoid These Common Legal Mistakes to Protect Your Small Business: A Guide for Small Business Owners As a small business owner, you have your hands full dealing with day-to-day operations and trying to grow your business. With so many tasks and responsibilities, it's easy to overlook some legal aspects that are crucial for your business's protection... Which can lead to some common legal mistakes that might just break your bank. In this article, our experts at Thompson Law discuss common legal mistakes small business owners make and how you can avoid them. 1. Failing to Incorporate Your Business Many small [...]

June 30th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Small Business Law: Protecting Your Business Interests

Small Business Law: Protecting Your Business Interests Owning a small business is an exciting experience, but it comes with its challenges. One issue that small business owners face is understanding the legal aspects of running a company. Without proper knowledge of the law, businesses can face legal troubles that could threaten their existence. Thompson Law is a small business law firm in Lithia, FL that focuses on providing expert legal advice and guidance to aid small business owners in navigating the seemingly complex world of business law. This article highlights the basics of small business law to help entrepreneurs better [...]

June 30th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Dividing Debt During Divorce

Dividing Debt During Divorce Separation and divorce are complicated legal matters that vary from state to state. In some cases, dividing debt you incurred before separation is your individual responsibility even if it was incurred on a joint account. In others, joint accounts can be problematic. If your name is on a credit card, creditors may not consider separation or divorce when deciding to pursue collection action against you. Credit Card Debt Joint Credit Card Debt In most states, credit card debt from a joint credit card account is shared equally between spouses. This applies even if one spouse used [...]

April 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Property Settlement Agreements

Property Settlement Agreements A property settlement agreement, also known as a marital settlement agreement (MSA) or a Florida divorce settlement agreement, is a contract between divorcing spouses that sets the terms of their divorce. When couples divorce, they may have to negotiate agreements regarding child custody and support, spousal or partner support (also called alimony), as well as distributing assets and debts between them. Marital settlement agreements do not have to include specific information related to child support. If they do not, the state will handle this arrangement. The court must review and approve the agreement; if it determines that [...]

April 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tips for Working with Your Divorce Attorney

Tips for Working with Your Divorce Attorney If you want to start working with your divorce attorney, this list should bring the basics you need. Come Prepared. We can give you the best advice for your situation if we have all of the relevant information about your case. Bring in copies of any tax returns, pay stubs and bank statements that relate to this year so we can take a look at them during our first meeting together. These papers will help us help you! Ask Questions. We want you to leave our consultation feeling confident that we have addressed [...]

April 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Collaborative Divorce Basics for The Layman

Collaborative Divorce Basics for The Layman What if there was a way to divorce that avoided making all your finances public, avoiding going to Court and allowing children some privacy while they adjust? Would you say, “sign me up?” Most people would. So, what is this private divorce all about? Collaborative Divorce The process has been around since 1990, but until recently it was rather exclusive—only people who knew about its benefits and found attorneys trained in the necessary legal procedures could use it. Your coworkers and friends probably won't be aware of the collaborative divorce process. But all divorce [...]

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

Legal and Physical Custody Differences

Legal and Physical Custody Differences Many parents going through the divorce process may have many questions about Florida's legal and physical custody laws. Often, parents might find themselves confused about the difference between legal and physical custody. While both are forms of parental responsibility, they have very different meanings in terms of how each parent interacts with their child on a daily basis. The Definition For Legal Custody This refers to the rights and responsibilities of parents in making decisions about their child's health, education and welfare. It includes choosing schools, doctors or other health care providers for your child; [...]

March 26th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Common Domestic Violence Types

Common Domestic Violence Types The number of marriages that end due to varied forms of domestic violence is alarming. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence at some point during their lives. This doesn't mean that men, too, aren't victims of domestic violence. In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), men make up 40% of all domestic violence victims. Domestic violence is a serious matter, and it can affect anyone—including you. The first step to taking control of your life is recognizing the signs so that you can [...]

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

Ensuring Personal Safety in Divorces for Abusive Situations

Ensuring Personal Safety in Divorces for Abusive Situations A divorce, especially one stemming from abusive situations, can be a very difficult, stressful time for you and your family. It’s important to know that you have options available to help protect yourself and your children during this process. You may want to consider getting an order of protection against your spouse or partner, which can help prevent further abuse while the divorce plays out in court. But, there are a number of steps to take in this difficult situation to ensure your safety and the safety of your children. Before Attempting [...]

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

The Best People For Your Divorce Team

The Best People For Your Divorce Team When you’re going through a divorce, there are many things that can be overwhelming. You need to make decisions about child custody, child support and spousal support, alimony, property division and more. So, deciding who you want on your divorce team can be a difficult decision. You want lawyers who are experienced and know what they’re doing, but they also need to understand how you feel and care about your situation. It can be hard to find that perfect combination of skills. But, the lawyer isn't the only person on your team. Other [...]

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

Co-Parenting and Children

Co-Parenting and Children Raising children can be an experience that requires time and care from both parents, but what about when a couple is separated and no longer living together? How do they celebrate holidays as parents to the same children? This can feel almost like an insurmountable task, but it's not impossible, and could be a lot easier than you think, provided both parties are willing to compromise. Co-parenting 101 Co-parenting is when both parents are actively involved in their child's life—whether they're together or not. It's a little more than that, though, because another important ingredient is both [...]

February 26th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|

Cryptocurrency in a Divorce

Cryptocurrency in a Divorce The number of people who own cryptocurrency has increased dramatically over the past few years. Whether it's Bored Apes or some random -coin, most people--regardless of age--are tech savvy enough to have heard of this new digital currency. People have invested in it, sometimes their life savings, and when things go well, its value has grown significantly as a result. It can provide you with an income stream not unlike other investments that may already be in your portfolio. But what happens when a divorcing couple has cryptocurrency holdings? You're probably wondering just how it's valued, [...]

February 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Children Choosing Parents During a Divorce

Children Choosing Parents During a Divorce When you're in the midst of a custody dispute and are trying to craft an official agreement, a phrase you'll hear more often than not is: "the best needs of the child." The best interests of the child are one of the most important considerations in any custody case. This is a standard applied by courts when making decisions about parental rights and responsibilities for children. So, what about the cases with children choosing parents? The unfortunate side of this is that we can't exactly have our child in the room with us telling [...]

February 12th, 2023|Categories: child custody|Tags: |

Things That Could Cause a Divorce Delay

Things That Could Cause a Divorce Delay Did you know that the average divorce can take up to a year or more? If your divorce has gone on for more than 18 months, you might wonder how it's possible that the legal process is even still moving forward. Our divorce attorneys at Thompson Law have gathered the top reasons we see divorce proceedings that stick around too long, and solutions so you don’t fall into the same pitfalls. So, know how to prevent divorce delay within. Not Knowing What You Want If you and your spouse are going to meet [...]

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

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: |

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