November 18, 2011

10 Social Media Tips to Protect Your Family Law Case

In today’s social media world, the running joke is that a new relationship or a break-up/separation is not official until it has been posted on Facebook. People see their Facebook pages or Twitter accounts as an extension of themselves, and as such, discuss many private details of their lives on these very public websites. Attorneys working in the area of family law have become keenly aware of this and now use these social media websites to gather sensitive information and evidence to use against the opposing party. Here are some social media tips to help protect your family law case: […]
August 17, 2011

Tips for Co-Parenting after a Divorce

Going through a divorce is often one of the most stressful and traumatic events a person will go through in his or her life. However, despite this, when there are children involved, parents must continue to find a way to effectively co-parent and communicate after the final dissolution of marriage is granted. Below are some tips for co-parenting after a divorce has been finalized. Be respectful.Do not intentionally start fights or degrade the other parent. Remember, you have to work together and co-parent until the child/children reach the age of 18. Communicate. Effective communication is the key to successful co-parenting. […]
August 17, 2011

Hit and Run Accidents

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, nearly 700,000 hit and run accident cases are reported each year in the United States. Hit and run accidents account for almost 11% of all vehicle accidents. Florida ranks third in the nation in the amount of hit and run accidents with nearly 3,300 occurring annually. Under Florida law, a driver of a vehicle involved in an accident must stop and remain at the scene of the accident. Failure to do so may lead to criminal felony charges, revocation of their driver’s license, and/or court ordered community service. If you are involved in […]
August 6, 2011

Pedestrian Accidents

A recent study found that Florida is the least safe state for pedestrians. The greater Orlando area is the deadliest urban center for pedestrians. More than 550 pedestrians were killed in the last 10 years alone. The greater Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami areas rounded out the top four most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. Nationwide, more than 47,700 pedestrians died in traffic accidents the past 10 years. More than 688,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents, a number equivalent to one pedestrian being struck by a vehicle every 7 minutes. Pedestrians account for nearly 12% of the total number of […]
August 5, 2011

Domestic Violence Injunctions

Under Florida law, an individual can apply to the court for a Domestic Violence Injunction. Florida Statute 741.30 creates a cause of action for an injunction against domestic violence and provides guidelines for applying for and receiving such injunctions. Florida law requires that there be a reasonable fear of imminent physical violence and that the other individual is capable of causing harm or injury. Generally, words or threats on the telephone are not enough. In order to obtain a domestic violence injunction, an individual must apply for one at their local clerk of court office. This individual is known in […]
July 7, 2011

8 Social Media Tips to Protect Your Personal Injury Claim

Adjusters and attorneys working for insurance companies will utilizes any means available to gather information on an individual filing a personal injury claim after an accident. This includes using social media to gather information and evidence in order to minimize or completely deny a claim. Here are some social media tips to help protect your personal injury claim: Closely monitor all comments made and all photographs posted on your Facebook page or any other social media page.Make sure to set all accounts to the highest available privacy setting.Do not discuss anything about your pending claim on any social media website.Remove […]
July 7, 2011

A Review of the Changes to the Alimony Statute of Florida

Beginning in July 2010, changes to the Florida statute governing alimony were put into effect. Below is a brief summary of the different types of alimony and how an award of alimony is determined. The Courts look at several factors in making a determination of alimony. First, the length of the party’s marriage must be examined. There is a rebuttable presumption that a short-term marriage is a marriage lasting less than 7 years. A moderate-term marriage is a marriage lasting more than 7 years but less than 17 years. A long-term marriage is a marriage lasting longer than 17 years. […]
May 13, 2011

Florida Law Regarding Dog Bites

In April of 2011, in Homestead, Florida, a 7-year-old boy shielded both his younger brother and a friend while being attacked by a German Shepherd. The boys were outside playing when a guard dog from a business in the area escaped and attacked the boys. In acting as a shield, the 7-year-old boy sustained several bite wounds to his head, arms, and shoulders. The boy is being hailed as a hero for protecting his little brother and friend. According to the Orlando Business Journal, Florida is ranked number 7 on the list of states with the highest number of dog […]
November 2, 2010

Car Accident Negligence and Injuries

Car accidents are notoriously one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Every year tens of thousands of people die in car accidents while millions more suffer serious or permanent injury. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and plan a course of action. Some Sobering Statistics According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the U.S. is involved in a […]
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