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automatic stay in bankruptcy law

Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Law: What You Should Know

When a debtor initially files a petition under the United States Bankruptcy Code a creditor is stayed from continuing or commencing any action to collect a debt from the debtor.[1] With very few exceptions the automatic stay goes into effect automatically.[2] Debtors have used the automatic stay, and its broad coverage, to their advantage by […]
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Collection Law Firm vs. Debt Collection Agency

Collection Law Firm vs. Debt Collection Agency

When deciding to hire a Debt Collection Law Firm vs Debt Collection Agency might seem similar in concept, understanding the limitations of a debt collection agency is important. Both debt collection law firms and debt collections agencies are regulated by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; however, the abilities on how to collect the debt can be […]
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understanding florida non compete agreements

Understanding Florida Non-Compete Agreements

While Florida has a very pro-employer non-compete statute, it is not without its limitations. In a recent Florida Supreme Court decision, the Court held that Florida’s non-compete statute does not cover agreements “whose sole purpose is to prevent competition per se” because they would be void against public policy. White v. Mederi Caretenders Visiting Services […]
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noncompete agreements in Florida

How Are Noncompete Agreements Different in Florida?

Florida courts generally enforce noncompete agreements as valid restraints of trade or commerce if they are both (i) reasonably necessary to protect a legitimate business interest and (ii) reasonable in time, geographic area, and scope. §§ 542.18 and 542.335(1), Fla. Stat. What Kinds of Noncompete Agreements Are Reasonable in Florida? For noncompete agreements that are not based on the […]
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What Are Noncompete Agreements

What Are Noncompete Agreements?

Noncompete agreements, also known as covenants-not-to-compete, are required by some employers when an employee is starting a new job, but an employee can ask an employee to sign a noncompete agreement at any time.  Most noncompete agreements state that the employee will agree not to start a competing business, or go to work for a […]
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signs you need a florida collections attorney

5 Signs You Need a Florida Collections Attorney

Unless you have all your clients pay their balance in full at the time of service, you’re likely to end up having far too many outstanding debts. You may then have to decide if you want to form your own collection department — and carefully navigate debt collection laws — or hire a potentially costly […]
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why hire commercial collections attorney

Why Hire a Commercial Collections Attorney?

When your clients leave outstanding balances on the books, your monthly business revenues take an immediate dive. Worse yet, the longer the debts remain unpaid, the less likely your customers are to issue payment on their own. Thankfully, you can collect the money owed to you by hiring a commercial collections attorney. Here’s how they […]
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