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Non-Compete Contracts Signing a non-compete contract is a fairly common part of the onboarding process for companies. This is especially true when an employee deals with confidential or sensitive information. Statistics show that about a third of employees have a non-compete agreement with their current employer. Certain industries tend to have non-compete contracts at higher […]

Update Your Will or Trust You don’t need to worry about your estate plan expiring, but you might need to update your will or trust from time to time. As life changes occur, things included in your estate plan should also change. It’s important to periodically check your will or trust and review your estate […]

Estate Planning Estate planning can be a complex process when you have children. Many parents intend to leave the majority of their estate, including their bank accounts, to their children. But many are concerned that doing so in their will is not enough to ensure this happens. They also worry that the probate process will […]

COVID-19 Real Estate Market Like all things, COVID-19 has changed the residential real estate market. The complete stoppage of the market lastly just a short time and buyers and sellers have begun moving forward with plans they had before the pandemic began. Others have decided to speed up plans or change their plans entirely regarding […]

Construction Defects Minor construction defects occur frequently and are rarely consequential. But this isn’t always the case. Construction defects can be dangerous and pose a risk to the property and people. Defending against defects is challenging, regardless of whether they are large or small. What should you know about construction defects? A construction defect is […]

Estate Planning for Young Families There are a lot of myths out there about estate planning. Many people assume only those with significant assets or who are advanced in age need to worry about estate planning. Others assume estate planning is a do-it-yourself process unless you are rich. And others think having a basic will […]

Investing can be a smart way to make money quickly and plan for your future financial security. However, depending on the kind of investment, it can be inherently risky as well. You may seek professional advice on how to invest your money. Unfortunately, not everyone is trustworthy in the business world. You have probably heard […]

The Home Owner’s Association is there to help ensure the maintenance and proper care of the common areas within the community. However, sometimes those pursuits may lead to discrepancies that result in disputes with the HOA. In order for residents to fight the HOA successfully, it is important they understand the different aspects the process entails. There are a […]

One issue that you may not think about until it becomes a problem is property encroachment. Encroachment is when a structure from a neighbor’s land crosses property boundaries onto another homeowner’s land. Encroachment can happen in a variety of ways in Melbourne. For example, it is not uncommon for one person to build a fence around […]

All businesses experience difficulties throughout the lifespan of the company. However, proper business operation practices can help to eliminate some issues before they even begin. For those business owners who like to plan for the future, a buy-sell agreement could be essential. There are a few important benefits of this type of business arrangement. Includes certain elements […]

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