Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Evictions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Evictions

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has already had a devastating effect on the local Southwest Florida economy. Many folks in the service industry have been laid off or suffered from severe cuts to working hours and/or pay. Unfortunately, this shutting down of certain local...
JAMES A. BOATMAN, JR., ESQ. NAMED 2020 SUPER LAWYER

JAMES A. BOATMAN, JR., ESQ. NAMED 2020 SUPER LAWYER

The Boatman Law Firm is excited to announce that Managing Shareholder and Founder of the Firm, James A. Boatman, Jr., Esq., has been recognized as a “Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Naples, Florida” by Super Lawyers for “Exhibiting Excellence in the Practice...
Setting Aside a Default Judgment

Setting Aside a Default Judgment

In Florida, the failure to file a timely response to a complaint can lead to the Defendant losing the lawsuit altogether. However, if action is taken swiftly, the Courts can grant relief to a defendant who may have missed the deadline to file a response if he/she has...
Owner’s Liability for Hiring a Negligent Contractor

Owner’s Liability for Hiring a Negligent Contractor

Oftentimes, we hire individuals or companies based upon very little investigation. Such was the case in Suarez v. Gonzalez, 820 So. 2d 342, (Fla. 4th DCA 2002). In Suarez, an owner’s daughter hired a handyman and paid him in cash. There was no contract. The...
HOW LONG IS A JUDGMENT GOOD FOR IN FLORIDA?

HOW LONG IS A JUDGMENT GOOD FOR IN FLORIDA?

Question: “How Long Is A Judgment Good For In Florida?” A domestic judgment is good in the state of Florida for 20 years, but there are some nuances you should be aware of. Number one, a judgment is only enforceable against the property of a debtor if it’s...