Your Car… Do You Know Who Is Liable?

For many of us the most dangerous item we own is our car. Consequently the most likely area where we will face a lawsuit is from driving the car. Most of us are fine with our own driving responsibility but what about the acts of others when they drive our…

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Do You Know in Whose Name Your Car is Titled?

When I meet with clients one of the topics I discuss is protection from lawsuits. Generally the highest risk asset is the automobile or the boat, both of which are a “dangerous instrumentality”. If, for any reason, the driver kills someone the owner can be liable. A recent Florida Supreme…

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Are joint tax refunds protected from creditors in Florida?

There is much confusion as to whether a joint tax refund is treated as tenants-by-the- entireties properties in Florida and thus protected from the creditors of one of the spouses. On August 9, 2013, in a bankruptcy decision, Stevenson v. Uttermohlen, the Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of…

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