Stand Your Ground Explained

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  The Scope of the Law August 7, 2015 would have been Trayvon Martin’s twentieth birthday. On such an anniversary, a review of some of the laws that applied in how the case was handled is apt. One of the more important aspects of the case of Martin, unlike Michael Brown or Eric Garner who […]

Ensuring Financial Security in Divorce: Equitable Distribution of Retirement Accounts

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    In many Florida divorces, retirement accounts constitute one of the most valuable marital assets. Under Florida equitable distribution law, each spouse is entitled to half of the value of the collective retirement of both spouses built with contributions during the marriage. The basic assumption during a divorce in Florida is that all assets […]

Why Contempt Might Pose an Empty Remedy If Your Spouse Fails to Comply with a Divorce Judgment

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    If you are contemplating a divorce or considering a marital settlement agreement (MSA), you might wonder what happens if your spouse fails to comply with the court’s orders. Many people proceed through the divorce process with the assistance of a typing service, paralegal or other non-attorney. These non-attorneys often tell parties that they […]

Saving Your Home from Foreclosure by Filing Bankruptcy in Florida

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  For homeowners coping with financial problems and missed mortgage payments, the notion of claiming bankruptcy might seem like a last resort to be avoided at all costs. But in some cases, bankruptcy might constitute the best way to stop the foreclosure process and prevent permanently losing your home. Once a bankruptcy petition is filed, […]

What to Know about QDROs in a Florida Divorce


  Many divorce settlements require that retirement assets be divided between the spouses. After the divorce is final, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is drafted which directs the administrator of the pension plan to give a portion of an employee’s pension to the plan participant’s ex-spouse. The drafting of the QDRO can be the […]

Slip and Fall Injuries: Steps To Take After An Accident

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  While slip and fall injuries make for some of the most common cases in the justice system today, it remains difficult to deal with them. There are certain specific attributes of the slip and fall cases which are not that easy to resolve and the plaintiff would typically need to ensure that he’s able […]

Does DUI Legislation Need an Overhaul?

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The state of legislation regarding drinking and driving is something of a tangled mess. In the United States, every individual state has its own laws, some with stricter penalties than others. In other countries, the laws vary by province or even by county. The result is a muddled system with inconsistent sanctions. Does DUI legislation […]

The Adverse Impact of Facebook on a Florida Divorce

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Social media websites have become a dominant form of communication used by many to keep in touch with family and friends.  Social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace and others have fundamentally changed the way we interact with one another, share opinions on political and social issues, maintain long-range relationships and conduct research […]

Protecting Assets while Avoiding Bankruptcy Fraud


  The United States Bankruptcy Code controls the entire bankruptcy process.  Bankruptcy laws are meant to protect you and your creditors.  Bankruptcy fraud is a white-collar crime that typically involving concealment or transfer of assets, concealment or destruction of documents, conflicts of interest, fraudulent claims, false statements or declarations, and fee fixing or redistribution arrangements.  If you’re caught committing bankruptcy […]

Florida legislation for hit-and-run accidents

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  Hit-and-run accidents are a serious problem in Florida, which has unfortunately developed a reputation for its hazardous roads and dangerous drivers. In 2012, there were close to 70,000 hit-and-run accidents in Florida, resulting in death, injury, and/or property damage. One case involving cyclist Aaron Cohen, who died in a hit-and-run accident in 2012, has […]