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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

  April 24, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
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

  April 21, 2017     By The Spivey Law Firm
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?

  April 10, 2017     By Grant J. Gisondo, PA
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

  April 7, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
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

  April 7, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
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

  March 21, 2017     By Donald C. Barrett, P.A.
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

  March 21, 2017     By John D. Lloyd, PhD, CPE
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

  March 20, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
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

  March 20, 2017     By L. Reed Bloodworth
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

  March 8, 2017     By The Pendas Law Firm
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?

  March 8, 2017     By Alley, Clark & Greiwe
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

  March 7, 2017     By Fowler Law Group, P.A.
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

  March 6, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
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

  March 3, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
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

  March 3, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
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

  March 2, 2017     By The Spivey Law Firm
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

  March 2, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
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?

  February 27, 2017     By Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.
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...

What Happens If a Drunk Driner Caused Your Car Accident

Car accidents which involve drunk driving are considered to be a civil lawsuit in the state of Florida. Specifically, in Miami, the drunk...

The Myth of Full Coverage

"Full Coverage" is one of the most common myths of insurance. Learn where your gaps may be, and how to better protect yourself after an accident.

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Social media has become a cornerstone of communication. Before mentioning your accident online, know how social posts can impact your personal...

Understanding the Personal Injury Claims Process in Mississippi

Filing a personal injury claim can be trickier than it sounds. What do you need to know beforehand to increase your chances of succeeding?

How to Legally Change Your Name in Florida

Legally changing your name is more than just a personal decision. To have your new name legally recognized, you must follow Florida statutory...

The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel...

Mexico Moves Forward with New Anti-Corruption Act

Corruption is a significant risk for companies doing business in Mexico: bribery is widespread, and business registration processes, including...

Tow Truck Crash Shows Why Accident Victims Need a Lawyer

If you have been in a tow truck crash accident, then you need to consult with an attorney. A recent fatal tow truck crash in New Orleans...

What Assets Do and Don’t Have to Go Through Florida Probate

Because the process of distributing assets is complex, with many potential pitfalls, it is vital that you seek the advice and services of an...

Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Claims Process in Central Florida

With all of the industries and jobs in Orlando, it is important to understand your options should you get injured on the job.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Business Entity

One of the first decisions a business owner or practicing professional faces is choosing the best business entity for their organization.

Legal Considerations for Starting a New Business

Most entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed by all of the decisions that they must make when starting a new business.

Is an Oral Agreement Legally Binding?

It is a common misconception that oral contracts are not enforceable. It is true that certain agreements must be in writing to be enforceable.

Using a Treaty Trader Visa to Immigrate to the U.S.

A treaty trader visa can enable a foreign national to immigrate to Florida for the purpose of starting, developing and directing import/export...

How the Causation Element Works in Florida Personal Injury

In Florida, personal injury lawsuits require that the plaintiff show that the defendant(s) directly caused or substantially contributed to the...



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