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September 2017 Archives

Noncompetition contracts are not always enforceable

Throughout Melbourne, Florida, companies have noncompetition agreements in place with employees. Generally speaking, companies like the agreements, which keep employees from taking the experience, skills and knowledge gained at their company and taking it to a different one. Employees tend to dislike the agreements because they would prefer to be able to take their skills to a different employer at will if doing so would result in more money, benefits, opportunities and respect. If there is a noncompetition agreement in place and an employee breaks it, they can be sued for breach of contract.

Understanding Florida's homestead exemption

Buying and selling a home in Florida can be a confusing process. There are many laws and codes for buyers and sellers to peruse, and the number and complexity of them may seem daunting. But these laws contain many ways of saving money and protecting a home from financial problems down the road.

Florida lawsuit challenges estate trustees on property sales

Preparing an estate plan leads a person or family to consider the future of the assets built up over a long and productive lifetime. Everyone has the right to make determinations about how their property, assets and investments are bequeathed to family, organizations or trusts.

Steps to follow when hiring a home repair contractor in Florida

When it's time to hire a contractor, one of the biggest fears homeowners have is putting up big bucks only to end up with work that's not performed correctly or is not up to code. That's why the Licensing Board for Florida's Construction Industry has issued some guidelines to help minimize your risk of this happening.

Rights and actions of trust beneficiaries

People can designate the distribution of their assets and property through trusts. Those who receive the trusts, or beneficiaries, are not always aware of their rights and abilities in regards to the trusts.

Why to avoid using unlicensed contractors for making home repairs

After a hurricane strikes, it's not all that uncommon to see construction companies circling affected neighborhoods looking to see if anyone needs for repairs to be made to their home. While many of the contractors that are circling about are licensed, just as many others are not. Oftentimes, the unlicensed contractors are the ones offering the lowest bids because they have very little overhead.

Florida families pay fortune for substandard pools

Throughout Melbourne, Florida, people arrange to have pools built on their property. After all, Florida is famous for its warm weather, and it can be very pleasant to cool off from that weather with a refreshing swim in one's own backyard. Of course, that requires securing a builder who knows what they're doing, does a good job and fulfills the terms of the contract that you have with them. If they fail to, you can file suit for breach of contract.

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