Florida Homestead Exemption: Protection During Bankruptcy

Having a Florida homestead exemption can protect you from losing your home during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Article X, Section 4 of the Florida Constitution provides protection and legal benefits to Florida residents as follows: Homestead property outside of a municipality – one hundred sixty...

Collaborative Divorce in Florida – Will the Process Work for You?

More couples in Florida are turning to collaborative divorce to lower their expenses during the dissolution of a marriage. What is a collaborative divorce, and will it work for you? In a collaborative divorce, both parties work with their family law attorneys and neutral facilitators and financi...

Types of Bankruptcy: Chapter 13 vs Chapter 7

It can be very confusing when you start thinking about filing bankruptcy. The process is not simple, nor should it be. It will take you some time and effort to compile all the documents necessary to satisfy the bankruptcy requirements. The ultimate goal is to avoid bankruptcy. However, if that is n...

What Is Legal in a Border Search?

In This Report: Can I be stopped and/or searched at the border? Do my Fourth Amendment rights extend to border searches? Can officials take away my green card at the border? If detained, may I speak with a lawyer? Can my phone, laptop, and other electronic devices be searched or kep...

What Happens in a Contested Divorce?

What Happens in a Contested Divorce? A contested divorce occurs when the parties involved cannot agree on one or more issues. The most common reasons for a contested divorce are: Alimony Child support Child custody Division of property Debt allocation Asset distribution In...

Harris v. Viegelahn – Ruling to Return Funds

Harris v. Viegelahn – Ruling to Return Funds Following Chapter 13 Conversion to Chapter 7 It is possible to convert a Chapter 13 bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to the Supreme Court’s ruling, in Harris v. Viegelahn, the trustee is required to return all undistributed collected funds...

DHS Considers Major Change to H-1B Visa Extensions

As part of the Trump administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking at new regulations to prevent H-1B visa extensions. If approved, the measure could keep hundreds of thousands of foreign tech workers from retaining their H-1B visas....

5 Facts about a Revocable Trust That You Should Know

You may have heard the phrase “revocable trust” when talking about estate planning, but are not sure what it means. What is a revocable trust, and should you consider making one? A revocable trust is also called a “revocable living trust” or “living trust.” It is a legal estate planning tool that p...