A Guide to Annulment vs. Divorce in Florida

If you are legally married, but have realized that the marriage is at its end, you are likely looking at a divorce. In Florida, however, there are some situations where you can seek an annulment rather than a divorce. This will have some advantages, and is typically preferred to a divorce, if you meet the requirements. Read on to learn more about the differences between divorce and annulment, and which one is right Read More

A Bad Idea: 3 Things to Know if You are Considering Settling with the Insurance Company

The vast majority of personal injury cases involve insurance companies in some way. It could be the other person’s insurance company, or it could be your own. Regardless of whom the insurance company represents, it is important to keep in mind that the insurance company is in the business of making money. They will not pay any more for your claim than absolutely necessary—if at all. Unfortunately, that also means Read More

Understanding Equitable Distribution in Dissolution of Marriage

Florida is an ‘equitable distribution’ state when it comes to dividing marital assets in a divorce. That means that while assets are divided equitably, that does not always mean a 50/50 split. Essentially, the Court makes decisions about what is fair, and fair is not necessarily equal. What is the Difference Between Marital and Nonmarital Assets? When you go through a divorce, the Court will only divide your Read More

Domestic Violence Victims: How to Keep Yourself Protected

Domestic violence is an unfortunately common problem in the United States. Even more, the increased alcohol and drug use around the holidays sometimes make domestic violence more prevalent. They are also times when victims may spend more time with potential abusers as well. Victims of domestic violence can stay safer by using the following tips and information.  1.  Ensure you know the right numbers to call for Read More

The 5 Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Claims in Florida and How to Avoid Them

Slip and fall accidents are often minor, but they can result in serious injuries as well. In fact, falls send over 8 million people to the hospital every year. That means that they are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits. Slip and fall accidents end up causing about one million trips to the emergency room, or 12% of all falls. Broken bones, back problems, and sprains are all common injuries Read More

Timesharing and Relocation in Florida

Sometimes after a divorce or separation, a parent will want to relocate further away from their prior home or even out of state due to a job opportunity, second marriage or other compelling reason.  However, when a parenting plan has been established by Court Order, your relocation can have a dramatic impact on your child and the other parent. As a rule, you must have court approval to relocate more than 50 miles Read More

Understanding Negligent Security

A claim for negligent security arises when someone is harmed on another person’s property because of a lack of appropriate safeguards against harm. These claims usually occur when a third-party harms someone on someone else’s property or at their establishment. The most common examples are situations where someone is injured in a parking lot or other open area due to insufficient security or lack of protective Read More

Alimony During and After Dissolution of Marriage

When couples divorce, total income may be drastically affected. In some situations, one spouse may not work at all or simply does not have the earning potential that the other spouse has. When that source of income is removed, it can have a significant effect on each spouse’s lifestyle moving forward. Alimony is a method by which the family law courts in Florida help deal with this potential change in income. The Read More

Florida Premises Liability: Is the Owner Liable to You for Your Accident?

In Florida, a property owner is assumed to be the party responsible for keeping the premises in a safe condition. Their duty of care to you, however, depends on the reason why you came onto the premises. For liability assessment purposes, visitors are divided into three categories. Invitees If you have been invited to enter the property, Florida premises liability law grants you the most protection. There are Read More

4 Key Reasons Why You and Your Future Spouse Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Chances are that you have fire insurance on your home. It would be unwise not to, wouldn’t it? You’re not expecting the house to ever be damaged by fire, but the insurance is there “just in case.” If it does happen, your losses are minimized. Prenuptial agreements follow the same principle. Critics have decried them as evidence that future spouses don’t trust each other and accused them of being tools that enable Read More