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Frequently Asked Questions - Katz & Associates Law Firm

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How Do I Know If I Need A Lawyer?

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If you have sought out this question, the odds are you probably need legal advice at the very least. Most situations can easily get out of control very quickly and without a legal advisor by your side who knows the law, you could quickly find yourself in a dire situation. Without a qualified attorney to look over any documents many situations can be overturned especially in the case of Wills, Trusts, and Probate situations.


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What Areas Do You Service?

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Katz & Associates Law Firm has offices headquartered in Stuart, Florida & West Palm Beach, Florida however, we currently assist clients in Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boyton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and the greater Miami Dade Metro areas.


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What Can A Business Attorney Do For Me?

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The Business Lawyers at Katz & Associates have proven experience to negotiate and draft several different types of complex contracts and other legal agreements necessary in operating any business efficiently and professionally. Contracts and business agreements are designed to protect the clients' interests, including operating agreements, security and loan agreements, promissory notes, personal guarantees, shareholder agreements, licensing agreements, employment and consulting agreements and merger, asset, or stock purchase agreements.


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What Does A Business Succession Attorney Do?

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Katz & Assiciates Florida Business Succession Attorneys are ready to guide you whether you are ready for succession related to retirement, liquidity, disability, or changes in management. Also, they are able to assist you to help preserve the value of your businesses through the business succession process. We complete a full analyis of your businesses to better prepare for uncontrollable events such as death, disability, and economic downturns as well as develop strategies to lower your financial risks both in your businesses and personally.


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What Is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law or media law is a general term for a mix of more traditional categories of law with Entertianment Lawyers specifically focusing on providing legal services to the entertainment industry including Actors and Musicians. The principal areas of Entertainment Law overlap substantially with the well known and conventional field of Intellectual Property Law.


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What Does Real Estate Law Entail?

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Do you ever ask yourself "What will happen to your family upon your death or if you were to become incapacitated", "Who will handle matters for you in those events", or "What happens to my estate if I pass without a Will"? If so a professional real estate lawyer can ensure legal peace of mind for you, your family, and your estate.


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What Should I Do If I Am Faced With A Foreclosure?

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When a case is filed against you and/or your family there are choices which exist. You need an experienced foreclosure attorney who really understands the foreclosure process and can help you fight it. Please know that there are resolves to foreclosure problems such as short sale, deed in lieu, loan modification, refinance and short refinancing, forbearance, and last resort bankruptcy protection.


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What Is Estate Planning And Do I Need It?

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Estate Planning is essentially the directive of what happens to your finances and possessions after you pass. Your estate includes everything you own such as your house, your car, real estate, bank accounts, life insurance, and personal property. It is never too early to ensure you have consulted with an Estate Planning Attorney so all of your final wishes are met without any dispute.


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What is Wealth Preservation and why is it important?

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Wealth Preservation simply put is the protection of your assets and accumulated wealth. Wealth Preservation is not just asset protection, but includes protecting the principal of your assets and income.


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What is A Will? Do I Need A Will?

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Sometimes referred to as the "last will and testament", a Will is a document that provides your final wishes and how you wish for your estate to be distributed. It specifies how certain assets are to be distributed in the event of your passing. The experienced Wills & Trusts Lawyers at Katz & Associates Law Firm can esure your final wishes are met. Follow this link to read in more detail What Is A Will?


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What is A Trust?

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A Trust is one way to avoid complicated and expensive probate because any property in the Trust will not be part of a person's estate. A Trust is another way to provide for Asset Protection from creditors or other third parties. In simple terms, a trust is a legal agreement or contract between three parties; the Trustmaker, the Trustee, and the Beneficiaries. Follow this link to read in more detail What Is A Trust?


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What Does Family Law Cover?

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Occasionally a breakdown in family matters can lead to the need to enlist outside legal assistance in resolving these issues. Family Law covers Divorce Laws, Uncontested Divorce or Contested Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Paternity, Prenuptials (Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements), Modifications, Enforcement Proceedings, Alimony, Temporary Restraining Orders, Legal Separation, or Marital Settlement Agreements. Read more on Family Law here.


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What Should I Do If I've Sustained A Personal Injury From An Auto Accident?

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If you have been in an auto accident whether you have sustained a personal injury or not, and are in need of guidance. Call us now before doing anything else! Our expert team of personal injury attorneys in Florida will guide you on what to do and what not to do. We will take matters over for you during this difficult time giving you peace of mind so that you can focus on a speedy recovery. Katz & Associates Law Firm handles personal injury cases strictly on a contingent-fee basis which means that if we do not get you money in a settlement or at trial, there will be no fees owed by you.

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What Is Medicaid Planning and Elder Law?

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Elder Law and Medicaid planning is the process of legally and ethically moving unprotected assets to protected assets to qualify a loved one or yourself for Medicaid benefits. The Medicaid benefits will offset the exorbitant fees that come with long-term care needed by people who have problems living independently due to severe disabilities and/or chronic medical problems. The earlier you begin to prepare for the need for Elder Care, the better!


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If I Want To Start A Medical Marijuana Business What Do I Need To Know?

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Whether you are a potential investor, want to start your own medical marijuana business, or have an existing marijuana business, the expert team of attorneys at Katz & Associates can guide your through this process. We have medical marijuana lawyers in Florida that are well versed in business law and medical marijuana law ready to assist you with all your needs.


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Can You Help Me Settle My Debt & Clean Up My Credit?

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Depending on your specific situation there are ways to settle your debt sometimes for pennies on the dollar for certain debts you have incurred. Whether it is medical bills, credit card debt, or other debts, the Attorneys at Katz & Associates may be able to settle debts with your creditors sometimes as low as 5% to 25%. Creditors are generally willing to work with you if handled by a knowledgeable debt settlement lawyer in Florida. Contact us now at 772-933-5289 for a free no-obligation consultation.

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Common Legal Questions

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What is a Trust?

What is Estate Planning?

What is Wealth Preservation?

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