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Florida Franchise Law: Do I Want to Be Part of a Franchise?

  July 21, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
There are a number of good reasons to be part of a franchise relationship. For prospective franchisees (the person buying on a franchise), one...

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

  July 14, 2017     By Garfinkel Schwartz PA
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Law was passed in 1927 to protect longshoremen who work on U.S. waters.

I Was Hurt on Private Property, What Are My Legal Options?

  July 11, 2017     By Mark Schiffrin, PA
If a person is injured on the private property that belongs to another, he or she may be able to sue the property owner. Find in the article...

Understanding Sexual Battery and Rape Charges in Florida

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Florida lawmakers take sexual battery crimes very seriously. For this reason, penalties are severe and crimes are aggressively prosecuted....

Statutory Definition of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Potential Punishments in Florida

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Lewd or lascivious conduct in Florida is the touching of a child younger than 16 when the actions fall below the level of lewd or lascivious...

Defining Burglary in Florida and How to Defend Against Criminal Charges

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Burglary charges in Florida are very serious in nature. A conviction can easily spell years behind bars for a convicted defendant. Knowing the...

Criminal Implications of the Florida Money Laundering Act

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Individuals in Florida who conceal the source of money that derives from illegal means may wind up facing prosecution under the Florida Money...

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Tackle Bankruptcy Fraud Allegations

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Bankruptcy occurs on the federal level. If someone violates the federal laws related to bankruptcy, he or she may face serious penalties. It is...

Divorce and Immigration

  June 26, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The end of a marriage can be a traumatic event, but it may be doubly so if you are an immigrant whose residency in the United States might be at...

Ten Practice Tips for Handling Complex Probate

  June 19, 2017     By James W. Martin, P.A.
It’s difficult but not impossible, and there is a lot to be said for taking a methodical approach to handling complex probate.

Fifty Tips for Writing the 21st Century Contract that Stays Out of Court

  June 19, 2017     By James W. Martin, P.A.
Welcome to the 21st Century. Where practicing law requires us to don the garb of computers and the Internet. And where litigation is as costly...

How to Claim Compensation for a Soft Tissue Injury

  June 16, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
Soft tissue injury or whiplash refers mainly to injuries which involve the neck and shoulders, suffered by hundreds of road users every single...

Disestablishment of Paternity: Reasons a Petition May Be Denied under Florida Family Law

  June 15, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
Disestablishment of paternity is a process that usually begins when the legal father of a child, who is paying child support, learns new...

Divorce Related Immigration Issues

  May 30, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
Divorce proceedings can affect one’s immigration status as well as one’s ability to continue to reside in the United States. In a situation...

What Type of Force Can Be Used to Defend Yourself from Criminal Activity in Florida?

  May 26, 2017     By Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, LLC
Florida law provides protection to people who use force to defend themselves from criminal activity, but how much force is permitted, and at...

Seeking Financial Compensation when the Other Driver Isn’t to Blame

If driver negligence was not a factor in your auto accident, what are your options for seeking financial compensation? As it turns out, you may...

What Is Voluntary Underemployment and What Difference Can it Make in the Final Outcome of a Divorce?

  May 24, 2017     By Grant J. Gisondo, PA
Remember, an accusation of voluntary underemployment must be proven in court and it takes a well trained legal mind to know how to do this to...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

  May 16, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
In the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else, you could be facing life disrupting injuries rendering you unable to work. The medical...

Calculating Your Losses after a Vehicle Collision in Florida

  May 5, 2017     By Powell, Powell & Powell, P.A.
In order to seek just compensation after an auto accident, you need to calculate your losses.

Annulments in Florida & Differences with Divorces in Florida

Marriages fail. It is the sad truth that many people have to face, and they are then faced with the potential options of getting a divorce or an...

Introduction to Elder Abuse and Negligence in Florida

In Florida, elder abuse and neglect is quite common, so it’s important to recognize the common signs.

Why Would a Divorce Litigation Use the Expertise of a Forensic Accountant?

An experienced divorce attorney will be able to advise if using a forensic expert accountant will substantially help a case for dissolution of...

What Florida Job Seekers Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants

In today's economy, many workers in a wide variety of fields find the process of seeking employment lengthy, and sometimes frustrating. If...

Restrictive Covenants in Florida Contract Law Your Business Needs

In a free-market system, competition is healthy and beneficial to consumers, encouraging innovation and competitive prices. In general, the...

Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal...

Forensic Biomechanics - The Science of Injury Causation

Human injury is complicated. If we lived our lives inside a protective bubble then, one day experienced an incident, it may be relatively simple...

Protecting Your Business Interests with Non-Compete Agreements

A non-compete agreement is a type of restrictive covenant that protects employers from employees leaving and setting up a competing business....

Someone Broke a Contract

Did a client, vendor, bank, corporation or partner break a contract? Did you break a contract? When someone breaks a contract it's described as...

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Maritime Injury Claim

The law of the sea is very different from that of the land, and it can be confusing for someone who chooses to visit rather than work there.

Can a Previous Accident Be Used Against Me in My Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?

If you've been in a previous accident, insurers will try to use that against you in any subsequent Florida car accident lawsuit. Read on to...

Understanding Simple and Aggravated Assault in Florida

In Florida, assault may be defined as a misdemeanor (simple assault) or a felony (aggravated assault), depending on the circumstances...

Your Car Insurance Might Not Cover Everything You Think It Does

Most people don’t know a lot of details about their insurance. They assume all insurance is more or less the same, they get some minimum...

Florida Legal Services: The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

The signing of the Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016 could potentially be great news for companies and businesses seeking protection of their...

What to Do When You’ve Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident

How do you prove liability in a hit-and-run? Being injured in a hit-and-run accident is terrible because you do not know who was responsible and...

Florida’s “Move Over” Laws Aim to Prevent Further Accidents and Injuries

Moving to the other lane when you see a traffic accident, emergency vehicle, or flashing lights isn’t just a smart call in Florida -- it’s the...

Florida Legal Services Guide to Starting a Sole Proprietorship Business

What’s delaying your final decision to set-up a business in one of the busiest streets of Florida? Is it your lack of knowledge on the legal...

Construction Disputes: When Is It Time to Litigate?

When a dispute over payment or performance interferes with a construction project or the use of a piece of real estate, all parties involved...

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

In almost all accident cases, it is important that measures be taken to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and enable doctors and other...

Florida Income Deductions for Child Support: How Does It Work?

When a court enters an order for child support, there are several ways in which the payments can be made. They can be made directly between the...

Employee Versus Independent Contractor: Avoid 3 Hiring Mistakes Florida Businesses Often Make

The process of hiring someone to work for you can be nerve-wracking and riddled with potential traps that can have expensive legal consequences.

Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016: What Human Resource Departments Need to Know

The enactment of Defend Trade Secrets Act (the DTSA), brings a potential new changes to Florida contract law. According to this recently enacted...

Spousal Support (Alimony) Is Alive and Well in West Palm Beach, Florida

Spousal support in West Palm Beach, sometimes referred to as Palm Beach alimony support is best addressed by an experienced Family Law attorney....

What To Do When You Are Arrested

Getting arrested is a stressful and upsetting situation, but it’s very important to not let that affect your judgment. The wrong reaction can...

Slip and Fall: What Constitutes Negligence?

We’ve all done it. One minute you’re walking along, then – bam! – you slip or trip and find yourself on the floor. Slip and fall accidents have...

Premises Liability Law: Determining Who’s at Fault

Few people realize that there are guidelines the court goes by to determine if a property owner is liable for an injury sustained while a person...

Your Personal Injury Questions Answered

Accidents, especially those involving personal injury, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Navigating your way through the legalities of it...

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who is at Fault?

Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the...

Personal Injury: When Is the Right Time to Settle?

After an accident, it can be difficult to assess if the personal injury settlement you’ve been offered is fair. Know when it is time to...

Child Support Payments through Florida's State Disbursement Unit (SDU)

The State Disbursement Unit (known as the “SDU”) is a processing center that receives and sends child support payments. It collects payments by...

All You Need to Know About Florida Guardianship

Assuming the role of guardianship is a big responsibility. If in any way you have plans of claiming guardianship, be aware of Florida...



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