Galarza Law Firm PA

Galarza Law Firm PA We are a law firm handling Family, Wills, Trusts and Estates as well as consumer Bankruptcy. William Galarza holds a Masters Degree in Taxation.
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The Galarza Law Firm PA has over 30 years of experience helping individuals and small businesses in the area of Bankruptcy Law . We also handle family, criminal, estate and business planning and personal injury, Family, Criminal, and Wills and Estate matters. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York and New Jersey.

Did you know bankruptcy can impact tax refunds? Today, we’re sharing an overview of how:🏦 With Chapter 7 bankruptcy: You...
04/10/2024

Did you know bankruptcy can impact tax refunds? Today, we’re sharing an overview of how:

🏦 With Chapter 7 bankruptcy: Your tax refund may come under the scrutiny of the bankruptcy administrator, especially if it relates to the period before you filed for bankruptcy. However, income earned post-filing may allow you to keep the associated refund.
🏦 With Chapter 13 bankruptcy: Tax refunds may be included in your plan payments and affect your creditor payments. This may recur annually for the duration of your repayment plan.

Remember, every case is unique, and the way it impacts your tax refund may vary. But that's why we’re here — to provide you with guidance and support every step of the way. Give us a call anytime.

It’s a good idea for businesses to regularly conduct legal reviews to ensure the business is both protected and complian...
04/01/2024

It’s a good idea for businesses to regularly conduct legal reviews to ensure the business is both protected and compliant with all regulations. To assist the businesses in our network, we've created an easy-to-follow checklist of key actions.

Need a hand with contract reviews or refining your legal strategy? 🤝 Feel free to contact us by phone or email. Our expert team is here to help your business navigate the legal landscape with confidence.

From our families to yours, we wish each of you a fantastic Easter weekend filled with joy, reflection, and precious mom...
03/31/2024

From our families to yours, we wish each of you a fantastic Easter weekend filled with joy, reflection, and precious moments with loved ones. 🌷 However you celebrate, may it be a time of rest and happiness.

Hoppy Easter!

Hello, springtime🌼 With spring officially arriving last night, today marks the first full day of this season of warmer b...
03/20/2024

Hello, springtime🌼 With spring officially arriving last night, today marks the first full day of this season of warmer breezes, blooming flowers, and sunnier skies!

Help us welcome this time of renewal, growth, and sunshine by commenting your favorite spring rituals and activities below — we’d love to hear!

Spring Break is almost here, and we know many of you are planning to take time away with family and friends! 🌼 While cre...
03/07/2024

Spring Break is almost here, and we know many of you are planning to take time away with family and friends! 🌼 While creating family memories is enjoyable, holiday travel can pose unique challenges.

That’s why we are dropping in to share a few tips to keep your crew safe and secure during your trip. So buckle up, swipe through, and prepare to have a fantastic and safe spring break! 🚐

Have any more to add to the list? Drop them in the comments below! 🌷

💌 Heartfelt thanks to our amazing client family this Valentine’s Day! 💌We couldn't let the day pass by without jumping o...
02/14/2024

💌 Heartfelt thanks to our amazing client family this Valentine’s Day! 💌

We couldn't let the day pass by without jumping on here and sharing our heartfelt gratitude for your continued trust and support. 🙏 You're at the heart of our work, and taking care of your legal needs is an absolute privilege.

No matter how you’re celebrating, have a wonderful day, and know we’re here to serve your needs in the coming year with the same dedication and commitment that you've come to expect from our team.

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait for an epic night of stiff competition, cold dri...
02/10/2024

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait for an epic night of stiff competition, cold drinks, and hilarious commercials.

Whether you're rooting for the AFC or NFC or maybe just hoping for a close and entertaining matchup, we hope you have a blast watching the game.

That said, which team are you pulling for? Share in the comments ⬇️

Studies show that the shorter, colder days of February can challenge workplace efficiency and overall morale due to redu...
02/05/2024

Studies show that the shorter, colder days of February can challenge workplace efficiency and overall morale due to reduced sun exposure 🌧️ But there are ways to curb the “February blues” for you and your team!

Swipe through for some ideas of proactive methods to help your team beat the blues 💪 🌞 Have any more to add to the list? Share in the comments. We would love to see.

As we dive into 2024, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the twists and turns of 2023 that could warrant an estate...
01/18/2024

As we dive into 2024, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the twists and turns of 2023 that could warrant an estate plan review 📆

Here's a quick checklist to ensure your plan accurately mirrors your current situation:

🔵 Life Milestones - Major life events like marriages, divorces, and welcoming new family members may call for updates to your estate plan.

📊 Tax Implications - Tax laws can change yearly, affecting your estate's financial aspects. Especially if your financial circumstances have shifted, tax considerations could influence your estate plan.

📜 Beneficiary Updates - It's vital to double-check that your chosen beneficiaries are current and reflect your wishes accurately.

💰 Asset Dynamics - Your assets may grow or evolve over time. Your estate plan should adapt to these changes, safeguarding them and ensuring proper distribution.

This checklist provides a general overview, but we’re also here to offer personalized guidance. Feel free to send us a message or call the office to discuss!

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we pause to reflect on the enduring wisdom of Dr. King’s words:"The time is always r...
01/15/2024

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we pause to reflect on the enduring wisdom of Dr. King’s words:

"The time is always right to do what is right."

Let's commit ourselves each day to uplift one another and actively contribute to positive change in our communities. If you are looking for ways to give back or would like some general information about MLK Day, you can find resources at AmeriCorps.gov.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our office will remain closed today as we remember his remarkable legacy of justice, equality, and hope 🌍

Did you know that regular physical activity can lead to 21% lower absenteeism from workers? In fact, studies show that i...
01/07/2024

Did you know that regular physical activity can lead to 21% lower absenteeism from workers? In fact, studies show that improved employee mental health directly increases workplace productivity as well!

That’s why, in honor of International Quality of Life Month, we are sharing some ideas to kickstart your employees' journey towards a better quality of life, both at work and beyond 👉

With the arrival of 2024 come fresh opportunities for a brighter future. For anyone going through the journey of bankrup...
01/03/2024

With the arrival of 2024 come fresh opportunities for a brighter future. For anyone going through the journey of bankruptcy, we want to acknowledge your courage and determination✨

We are here to support our clients in paving a brighter financial future as they navigate bankruptcy. Reach out if you would like our team’s help, and remember – you should not have to navigate these issues alone. We’re here to help ❤️

Whether you're going out with loved ones or cozying up for an early night, we’re wishing you a wonderful end to 2023 and...
12/31/2023

Whether you're going out with loved ones or cozying up for an early night, we’re wishing you a wonderful end to 2023 and a spectacular start to 2024! 🥳

How do you plan to spend the last day of 2023? Party 🎉 or couch 🛋️? Let us know below with an emoji!

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year! 🌟As the year draws to a close, we extend our warmest wish...
12/20/2023

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year! 🌟

As the year draws to a close, we extend our warmest wishes for a peaceful and happy holiday season. We hope your season is filled with happiness and quality time with loved ones.

Have any fun plans this holiday season? We would love to hear them - share in the comments below ⬇️

The holidays often bring the entire family together — presenting a great opportunity for estate planning discussions. Gi...
12/12/2023

The holidays often bring the entire family together — presenting a great opportunity for estate planning discussions.

Given that this subject can be sensitive, we thought we would share a few tips for navigating estate planning conversations during the holiday season and all year round 🤝

Sending warm holiday greetings to you and your loved ones during this festive season ✨ Thanks for being a part of our co...
12/12/2023

Sending warm holiday greetings to you and your loved ones during this festive season ✨ Thanks for being a part of our community — we appreciate each and every one of you!

📢 Keep in mind our office will be closed on Monday, December 25th, and Monday, January 1st, in observance of the holidays.

From all of us, Happy Holidays! ❄️

Estate planning may seem overwhelming, especially if you're new to it or haven't reviewed your plan in years. But fear n...
09/19/2023

Estate planning may seem overwhelming, especially if you're new to it or haven't reviewed your plan in years. But fear not- the process can be smoother than you think! Check out this helpful checklist to get you started 🏠💼

Remember, this checklist is a starting point, and consulting an estate planning professional is key. If you have any questions or would like to create or update your plan, don't hesitate to reach out!

As incredibly important as estate planning is, it can be easily overlooked. Swipe to take a look at the 4 key pillars of...
09/08/2023

As incredibly important as estate planning is, it can be easily overlooked. Swipe to take a look at the 4 key pillars of estate planning 📜💼

Remember, it's never too early or too late to make prudent financial arrangements! If you have any questions about estate planning, feel free to reach out.

As we honor the contributions of workers and pause for a little R&R this Labor Day, we want to thank our wonderful clien...
09/04/2023

As we honor the contributions of workers and pause for a little R&R this Labor Day, we want to thank our wonderful clients, colleagues, and professional network for being with us on this journey.

It's because of your trust and support that we’re able to do what we love and make a small difference in the lives of others.

Once again, thank you — and Happy Labor Day to you all ❤️ 🤍 💙

It’s time for a pop quiz 🎉 True or False: Once you’ve signed your estate plan, you’re set for life. The correct answer i...
08/23/2023

It’s time for a pop quiz 🎉 True or False: Once you’ve signed your estate plan, you’re set for life.

The correct answer is … false. In general, you should review your estate plan:

🖋️ Every 3-5 years or

🖋️ When a major life event occurs

Keeping your estate plan up to date ensures that what you really want will be carried out after you pass or if you’re incapacitated for some reason.

Been a bit (or a lot) longer than three to five years since you’ve reviewed your estate plan? 😬 Have no fear, our team of experts is here to help!

Give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

If you’re finding yourself with shared custody of your children, here are some key things to consider so you can optimiz...
08/22/2023

If you’re finding yourself with shared custody of your children, here are some key things to consider so you can optimize time with your kids:

- Keep it simple. Lunch dates and intentional conversations about what’s going on in their lives can carry more weight than extravagant trips or events.
- Remain undistracted. Putting away your phone and not fielding work calls during your time with your kids will make them feel as though they are important, especially as their lives are changing.
- Avoid venting. Share your feelings with others in your support system–friends, other adults in your family, or a therapist–but not your children. Don’t put them in the middle of any conflicts you may have related to the separation.
- Be consistent. Establish rules that are implemented in both parents’ homes. Concrete guidelines for things like homework, curfews, bedtimes, and bad behavior will provide stability for your children.
- Develop a shared interest. Having shared experiences with your kids will help build your relationship and establish memories that will last a lifetime.

Comment below if you have any other suggestions!

We know that all our legal jargon can make you 😵 so here are some quick explanations of common bankruptcy terms.  Have q...
08/21/2023

We know that all our legal jargon can make you 😵 so here are some quick explanations of common bankruptcy terms.

Have questions about another bankruptcy term? Comment down below!

Bet you didn’t know! Take a look at these fun facts, and tag a friend in the comments to share the knowledge.🧠📖
08/08/2023

Bet you didn’t know! Take a look at these fun facts, and tag a friend in the comments to share the knowledge.🧠📖

At the midway point of 2023, we just wanted to get the “inside scoop” on what’s new with you all 🍨Got any exciting plans...
07/11/2023

At the midway point of 2023, we just wanted to get the “inside scoop” on what’s new with you all 🍨

Got any exciting plans coming up in the second half of the year? Let us know down in the comments!

Happy 4th of July, everyone ❤️🤍💙 We hope you and your family have a great July 4th weekend filled with good food, laught...
07/03/2023

Happy 4th of July, everyone ❤️🤍💙 We hope you and your family have a great July 4th weekend filled with good food, laughter, and plenty of time to relax.

Our team will be out of office doing just that on Tuesday, July 4. If you have needs or questions, feel free to reach out, and we’ll get back to you upon our return!

If you’re thinking of adopting, there are plenty of myths you hear that could scare you away 😰 But that’s why we’re here...
06/27/2023

If you’re thinking of adopting, there are plenty of myths you hear that could scare you away 😰 But that’s why we’re here – to make sure our clients go through the adoption confidently and with all the facts they need.

Today, let’s tackle this one: “The birth mother can come back and try to reclaim the child.”

This is 100% false 🙅 When a birth mother places their baby up for adoption, they legally relinquish and sign over their parental rights. Once you adopt, the child is yours, and the birth mother has no right to reclaim the child. Fostering, of course, is a different story.

To those of you who are considering adoption, know that we are here to help 👪 Feel free to reach out if you have questions, and stay tuned as we continue addressing some more common adoption myths!

Does your estate plan look like this?Estate planning is an easy, cost-effective way to protect your family and transfer ...
06/26/2023

Does your estate plan look like this?

Estate planning is an easy, cost-effective way to protect your family and transfer your assets without placing unnecessary burdens on your loved ones 🤝

The time is always right to get started–we’re ready when you are.

This Juneteenth, we celebrate the end of slavery in America and reflect on the sacrifices and struggles of those who hav...
06/19/2023

This Juneteenth, we celebrate the end of slavery in America and reflect on the sacrifices and struggles of those who have fought for justice and equality ⚖️

Today – and all year long – we encourage you to learn more about our nation’s history, whether that’s by going to your local museum, watching a documentary, or reading books written by Black authors about their experiences.

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Juneteenth ❤️🤍💙

Today, we want to say a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers and father figures in our network 🎉 Enjoy this day...
06/18/2023

Today, we want to say a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers and father figures in our network 🎉 Enjoy this day dedicated to you–and to all of the love, laughs, and lessons you’ve imparted 🧡

Do you work in human resources? Want to brush up on some legal terminology? Look no further:📄 Non-Compete Agreement - Th...
06/13/2023

Do you work in human resources? Want to brush up on some legal terminology? Look no further:

📄 Non-Compete Agreement - This agreement is created to ensure that an employee won’t work for a competitor or become a competitor during or for a determined period of time after their employment.

📄 Whistleblower - Whistleblowers who report illegal employer practices to authorities are protected by both state and federal whistleblower laws.

📄 Back Pay - If an employee has been unlawfully fired, denied a promotion, or had pay withheld, these are damages awarded in the lawsuit. It will be equal to the amount of money the employee should have earned.

Have a different legal term you’re curious about? Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!

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Sarasota, FL
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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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