Author: Florida Law Advisers, P.A.

protecting your business in a divorce

If you own a business and have decided to divorce your spouse, you need to engage a divorce lawyer who knows how to protect your business and protect your best interest in a divorce. In a divorce in Florida, your business could be broken apart to satisfy the legal requirement for equitable division of marital…

complex asset division

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is the equitable division of marital assets as required by Florida law. Asset division becomes more complex and emotionally charged when the divorcing parties’ assets have high monetary and sentimental value, which is often the case with art, antiques, and other collectibles. The Tampa high-net-worth divorce lawyers…

petition to file for bankruptcy

Federal bankruptcy law gives people the right to declare personal bankruptcy and have certain debts eliminated or reduced. There is no legitimate reason for an employer or a potential employer to hold a current or previous bankruptcy against you. In fact, filing for bankruptcy should be seen as taking a responsible step toward resolving insurmountable…

pre marital agreement

Establishing a prenuptial agreement before marriage is a prudent measure that can save couples significant time, money, and energy in the event of a divorce. For high-income couples, a pre-marital agreement can provide safeguards to keep family assets or other wealth intact and ensure that each spouse remains financially secure if the marriage ends. Working…

wage garnishment laws

Under certain circumstances, Florida wage garnishment laws allow creditors to seize a portion of a delinquent debtor’s wages to satisfy unpaid debts. A creditor may obtain a wage garnishment court order that directs a debtor’s employer to deduct a specified amount of money from their employee’s paycheck each week and forward it to them. Private…

wage garnishment without notification

If you are behind on payments of child support, alimony payments, student loans, back taxes, court-ordered fines, and fees, or credit card debt, your wages may be garnished to pay a court judgment against you. Florida law says that, when a creditor files for a writ of garnishment against an individual, they must attach a…

high net worth divorce abstract representation

The complications of a divorce are significantly higher when you and your spouse have a high net worth and significant assets. As you divide valuable marital assets such as real estate, brokerage accounts, real estate, and business interests, you must take into account the tax implications and make decisions that protect your financial future. Our…

filing for bankruptcy

Florida law allows certain creditors to garnish the wages of debtors who have fallen behind on their payments or are not actively paying down debt. Garnishment can take 25% or more from your paycheck after taxes. However, if you file for bankruptcy, most creditors will immediately be prohibited from garnishing your wages. This includes most…

family immigration law

Most people who immigrate to America can do so because they have family members already in the United States. U.S. immigration law allows a citizen or lawful permanent resident to sponsor foreign national family members for entry into the country if they can prove they are related and that the immigrant family members will be…

bankruptcy and student loans

Now that the COVID-19 pause on student loan payments has ended, loan holders who can’t make ends meet may be wondering: Can you file for bankruptcy on student loans? The answer is that, traditionally, student loans cannot be forgiven as part of a bankruptcy filing, but you can get the same relief by filing an adversary proceeding…