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Is it Worth Paying a Lawyer to Write a Demand Letter? Read to Find Out

A demand letter is just that, a letter demanding something; usually a payment. Attorneys in south florida will charge anywhere between $500 to $2,000 to write a demand letter. But, is the investment worthy? The answer is, it depends. There are different types of scenarios where the need for a demand letter comes up. Sometimes, the nature of your case requires it. For example, if the…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 8, 2022
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Can a Court Sanction a Party Even Though it Lacks Jurisdiction on the Underlying Case?

Normally, in all cases, the court where the case is being adjudicated needs to have jurisdiction over the dispute. Jurisdiction is a fancy term for the Court’s power to decide the case it has in front of it. That power usually comes via some statute or the state’s constitution. For example, in Florida, state circuit courts only have power over disputes involving more than $30,000.…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 27, 2022
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Are In-House Counsel Communications Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

The Attorney-Client privilege is the name given to an old doctrine in the US legal system—which has counterparts world wide—in which communications between attorneys and clients in the context of providing legal representation are confidential and protected from disclosure. What happens though, when the attorney is also an employee of the corporation; what’s usually named as “in-house counsel.” Are communications between employees of the corporation…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 18, 2022
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What is Service of Process and Can I Serve by Mail to a Defendant in Canada – Read to Find Out

Service of process (“Service”) is the process by which a party to a lawsuit gives the appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party. Within the United States, Service is usually personal, meaning that the “process server” has to physically deliver the lawsuit to the defendant’s hand. With some exceptions, that is the general rule. When it comes to international cases, Federal Rules of Civil…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 21, 2022
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Abogado de Ayala Será Panelista en Sesión Sobre Temas Migratorios de La Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

  Abogado del Estudio Ayala, Eduardo A. Maura, presentará sobre visas basadas en peticiones familiares a los egresados de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. La presentación será el día Sabado 16 de Julio a las 11:00 AM hora Peruana. La presentación tratará sobre los diferentes tipos de peticiones familiares existentes (de familiares directo o indirecto), las condiciones para la aprobación de una visa basada…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 16, 2022
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Ayala’s Attorney Eduardo A. Maura Appointed to Board of Directors of Catholic Legal Services

Ayala is proud to announce that Ayala’s attorney Eduardo A. Maura has been appointed to the board of directors of Catholic Legal Services (CLS). As stated in CLS’s website, CLS “is a nationally recognized agency with an experienced team of attorneys and immigration professionals and whose mission is to provide professional legal services, both application assistance and attorney representation before the Citizenship and Immigration Services,…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 10, 2022
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Can a Corporation or an LLC Represent itself in Litigation in Court? – Read to Find Out.

Whether a corporation or LLC can represent itself depends on the type of court the dispute is in. In Florida there are two types of trial courts. The Circuit Courts and the County Courts. County Courts at the same time have two different divisions: the regular County Court and the Small Claims Courts division. Circuit Courts have jurisdiction over disputes involving more than $30,000 in…
Ayala Law P.A.
May 13, 2022
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How Can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits? —Separation (Part II).

By Eduardo A. Maura. Out of the many things I tell small business owners, when they ask me how to protect their businesses, separation is high in my list of recommendations. But what do I mean by separation? What I mean is, separate your business from yourself or your family or your other businesses. It is quite common that small business owners are the managers…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 28, 2020
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How Can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits?—Compliance (Part I).

By Eduardo A. Maura. I’ve represented dozens of small businesses throughout the years. The main concern or question I am asked is still: How do I protect my business from lawsuits? The first thing that comes to mind is compliance. It is extremely important that businesses comply with all laws, regulations, and codes. Oftentimes, during litigation, litigants will use any violations of the law, ordinance,…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 22, 2020