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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