The Importance of a Living Will

Years ago, there was a legal battle over a woman named Terri Schiavo that points out the need for people to prepare living wills that help ensure their wishes are carried out. Schiavo had no living will when she suffered a heart attack that caused severe brain damage. Without a written document, her husband and parents battled about what she would have wanted in the way of medical intervention. (Usually, the spouse makes the decision, unless another party claims there is a conflict of interest.) FULL ARTICLE

New Attorney Announcement
Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A., is pleased to announce that Jeremy Bowerman has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in the real estate department. Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy's practice focused primarily on real estate, estate planning and estate and trust administrations. Jeremy is a graduate of Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2013) and University of Florida (B.A., 2010).FULL ARTICLE
Are You Properly Maintaining Business Records and Keeping Minutes?
When it comes to running a business, you have to make sure that you keep proper books and records pursuant to your state's law.FULL ARTICLE
When a Will Is Challenged
When a will is contested, it usually means that one or more family members feel they have been unfairly cut out or shortchanged. The process varies from state to state and it must be done within certain time limits or the opportunity is lost. FULL ARTICLE
Covenants Not To Compete: Protection for Your Business
Are you concerned that one of your best employees will leave to join a competitor? Your worries may be eased if the employee signs a "covenant not to compete" as part of an employment agreement. The covenant (also called a "non-compete clause" or "non-compete agreement") is enforceable against a departing employee as long as certain conditions are met.FULL ARTICLE