Archive | February, 2013

Seven Tips that Might Help You Avoid Bankruptcy

27. February 2013

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Attorney Christopher D. Smith  with SmithLaw Attorneys (855-746-3900) has handled many bankruptcy cases in Florida. All cases are unique. However, there are some basic tips that might help you avoid bankruptcy. 1. Create a budget as early as possible in your financial life. Knowing what you have coming in as income and how much you are […]

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Why It is Important to Get Along During a Divorce, Even When You Really Don’t Want To

25. February 2013

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If you have been divorced, you know why it is hard to stay civil. If you have not been divorced, then you probably know someone who has had a bad one. Then there are those lucky few who have had easy, breezy divorces. It would be great to have one of those easy divorces, but […]

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Tenancy by the Entirety and Bankruptcy

20. February 2013

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Bankruptcy is a challenging time for everyone. Sometimes certain previous financial arrangements can ease a bankruptcy situation, and sometimes they can make it harder. Tenancy by the entirety is one of these circumstances. Tenancy by the entirety in Florida is when a husband and wife both have an equal interest in certain types of property. […]

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Foreign Marriage

17. February 2013

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We will be discussing two aspects of foreign marriage in this blog post. Specifically: How marriages performed in other countries are handled in the United States and How marriages between U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are handled. SmithLaw Attorneys of Sarasota, Florida also wrote a blog post about common law marriage in Florida on our […]

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The Importance of Paying Debt Off Quickly

14. February 2013

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“No interest payments for 3 years!”    “Introductory offer of 0% Interest.”  These sound appealing, right? And they are nice deals. However, all special deals like these come with terms and conditions. And those terms and conditions are what many people fail to pay attention to. In addition, the terms and conditions of loans are […]

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A Lesson on Interest

11. February 2013

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Interest is involved in almost every financial situation you might be involved in, whether you are saving your money or you are borrowing money. SmithLaw offers this glossary to help clarify the different types. It is only a starting point, because loans, credit cards, and savings accounts have so many different variables that it is […]

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Caveat Emptor or Buyer Beware

6. February 2013

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Most people have heard the terms “buyer beware” or caveat emptor.  Before modern times, there were not many laws that enforced the responsibility of the buyer to present accurate information about a product or service. (In addition, research statistics were not always as available as they are now.) Modern law provides much more protection for […]

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