Your Estate Plan Should Grow and Evolve With You

We frequently talk about the terms and documents associated with your estate plan. Wills, trusts, guardianship, conservatorship, etc. These are all important elements of a complete plan, but estate planning is more than just a list of documents. Estate planning is an ongoing process that continues throughout your life. Circumstances, wealth, and assets evolve over time, and your plan needs to keep up with those Read More

Hurt in a Rideshare Accident? Here’s What Happens Next

Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity as people rely on them as a way to get where they need to go. Whether it’s for a night out, to get to the airport, or simply because you have no other option, these apps provide a car and driver for your trip. Safety, however, is not guaranteed. As you know, Florida roads are dangerous with well over the national average in car accident deaths per Read More

Weak Trademarks Can Crush Your Business So How Can You Strengthen Them?

Trademarks carry the weight of some of your business’ most creative, impactful work. You control the way your work is licensed, presented, reused, and imitated through trademark protection. As we mentioned in our previous blog on the four types of trademarks, however, not all works are created equal. A weak trademark will either never be approved or be exposed to significant scrutiny. Our team handles trademark Read More

Are You Taking Advantage of Florida’s Home Affordability Programs?

Homebuying is often exhausting and always expensive. Purchasing a home will be the largest expenditure for most Americans in their lifetime. Thankfully, Florida lawmakers have taken steps to make buying a home in the sunshine state more affordable (or, in some cases, affordable period for those who would otherwise never be able to buy a home). Getting a discount on a home could mean tens of thousands saved that Read More

New Florida Law Reduces Victims’ Rights to Seek Damages

Here at Alvarez Law, we persistently advocate for our clients and their right to financial recovery in cases of negligence. A few weeks ago, however, a new Florida law (House Bill 837) was signed by the governor, diminishing the ability of some individuals to claim damages that result from negligent acts. Understanding these changes will be imperative in setting expectations and recognizing what this means for your Read More

What Are the “Damages” I Can in My Car Accident Claim?

The trauma of a car accident can be far-reaching for everyone involved. Your vehicle is damaged, your body is injured, and your mind is wounded. Each of these damages will need to be addressed, but this takes time which can widen the impact on several other aspects of your life. Your health and mental well-being are the priority. No amount of money will heal certain wounds, but the care you receive from professionals Read More

Why You Can’t Afford to Wait to Seek Medical Care After a Personal Injury

  Physical injuries hamper much of what we do in life. Depending on the severity, we can lose out on important aspects of our lives such as work, travel, social activities, and quality time with family. Minimizing recovery time so we can get back to living our lives is one of the most urgent items on the minds of personal injury victims, but that’s not the only reason you should seek medical care as soon as possible Read More

Florida Legislative Change Lets Insurance Companies Off the Hook for Attorney Fees

Florida Senate Bill 2-A pertaining to property insurance claims in Florida has made a major change to the way attorney fees are covered. Previously, the insurance company would be held responsible for paying attorney fees if the company wrongfully denied your claim. Under this new law, enacted on December 16, 2022, insurance companies will no longer be ordered to pay attorney fees even if they improperly denied the Read More

The Process of Filing a Florida Flood Claim

Hurricane Season has come and gone. While Floridians are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Ian, the concern over other weather events now comes into focus. We’re a few months out from the wet season which will bring significant rain to our region and could impact your home or business. It’s important to prepare yourself for a flood claim ahead of time so you’re not left scrambling to sort through the process Read More

My Insurance Company Denied or Underpaid My Hurricane Ian Claim. What Now?

Florida communities are still picking up the pieces from Hurricane Ian. We’ve been covering a number of Hurricane Ian-related topics to help you get through the insurance claim process so you and your family can focus on recovering together. Of course, that recovery can be a lot harder if you don’t get the compensation you’re owed by your insurance company. If you already filed your claim and it has been denied Read More