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Law Hub - Creating Good Content to Be Shared and Used

  October 20, 2017     By PaperStreet Web Design
Good content wins new clients.  You need to become a thought leader in your practice niche to earn new clients online.  One way that lawyers can...
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Brilliant Ideas Need Protection: Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents

  October 5, 2017     By Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L.
Brilliant ideas take many forms. It is important to know how to protect them. Learn more.

The Severe Consequences of a DUI Conviction

  September 27, 2017     By Parks & Braxton, PA
Bad thing can happen to good people such as in the case of DUI conviction. The effect can be devastating and it will affect the quality of your...

Reinstating Your Driver’s License after a DUI Conviction in Tampa, Florida

  September 27, 2017     By Parks & Braxton, PA
A competent DUI attorney can help you fight for your reinstating your driver license in Tampa, Florida.

Common Litigation Challenges for Financial Advisors

  September 27, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
In the securities law arena, there are more issues than just fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, etc. Financial advisors are sometimes...

How Great Lawyers Can Use Videos and Social Media to Get Their Message Across In 30 Seconds Or Less: Part 1

  September 25, 2017     By PaperStreet Web Design
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and more...social media is now intertwined with people’s daily lives. In the first of this two...

The Financial Advisor Expungement Process

  September 20, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
Financial advisors registered with FINRA each have information regarding their experience in the securities industry available on FINRA’s Broker...

Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

  September 14, 2017     By Mike Murburg, PA
Retired workers and various family members are entitled to Social Security Retirement Benefits.

How Do Divorce and Annulment Affect the Immigration Process

  September 14, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
Divorce or annulment of marriage can cause some complications with the status of a green card holder. If an immigrant has obtained a permanent...

Overview of Business Development Company (BDC) Investments

  September 13, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
A Business Development Company (“BDC”) is a form of investment company that invests in small and mid-sized businesses. Investors can buy shares...

Financial Advisor Promissory Notes (Up-front Forgivable Loans)

  September 12, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
Promissory Notes (often called an up-front forgivable loans) are commonly used as a recruiting tool by many of the major brokerage firms in the...

Common Issues in False Claims Act Investigations

  September 7, 2017     By Stumphauzer & Sloman, PL
Physician-owned entities, pharmacies, hospices and other providers need to know about the False Claims Act.

Importance of Brokerage Firm Due Diligence on Alternative Investments

  September 4, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
“Alternative investments” generally refer to all non-traditional investments – like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Examples include oil and...

How To Know If Your Broker Is Churning Your Account

  September 1, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
Churning claims arise out of the inherent conflict of interest involved because a financial advisor is compensated by commissions earned in...

Petit Crimes: "The Devil Made Me Do It!"

Being arrested or charged with a crime can be a devastating experience, especially when you've never been in trouble before. People caught...

Florida Paternity Law: Knowing Your Rights

Paternity issues in Florida are handled by Family Law courts; which includes legal versus biological fathers, visitation, custody, and more....

A Ransomware Infection Risks Business Health

Ransomware is a menacing cyber threat because it exposes a business to cyber extortion. A ransomware infection can harm a business by opening up...

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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...



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