Driving Defensively: Five Tips for Staying Safe On the Road

At McKINNON LEGAL, we often serve clients who have been injured due to others’ negligence at the wheel. According to the most recent data released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are more than 400,000 car crashes in Florida in a year and more than 250,000 of them result in injury. For this reason, we’re dedicating today’s blog post to driving tips to help keep you and others Read More

Possible Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The payout you may receive as the victim of a personal injury can include more than just money to reimburse you for medical bills and lost income. There are several types of damages for which victims are eligible. To be clear, “damages” in the context of a personal injury payout does not refer to damage of physical property such as vehicles or houses. Instead, it simply is a term that refers to money that is paid to Read More

How to Help Your Friend or Loved One Cope with a Divorce

No one likes to see their loved ones suffer. It can be especially painful when you’re not sure if there’s anything you can do to help. Watching a friend or loved one go through a divorce is one of those situations. In today’s post we’re sharing our insight about the best ways you can support someone you love as they navigate the divorce process. Whether or not you’ve been through a divorce yourself, we hope these Read More

Loss of Consortium

As George Sand once wrote, "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." The vast majority of what matters in life is based on our relationships with others, especially those in our immediate family. The importance of these relationships is the reason the legal concept of loss of consortium is so vital to understand. When a close family member, such as a spouse, parent, or child, is disabled or Read More

IVF and Paternity Obligation Options

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process through which an egg and a sperm are combined outside of the body and transferred to the uterus after fertilization occurs. The process can use a donor egg and sperm, biological material from the mother and her partner, or a combination thereof. This amazing medical technology brings lots of questions into the legal sphere, especially when it comes to paternity. In today’s Read More

Three Considerations for Same-Sex Couples Getting Divorced in Florida

Same-sex couples face unique legal challenges in their relationships, including when they decide to get divorced. At McKINNON LEGAL, we represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including same-sex divorces. In most ways, same-sex divorces happen in just the same way as any other divorce. We guide our clients through property division, child support and alimony matters, timesharing arrangements, and more. Read More

Understanding Assumption of Risk

Imagine this scenario: You own a company that takes people on skydiving expeditions. You love facilitating fun experiences where people can live their dream of free-falling through the clouds. However, it’s important to you that your clients know skydiving may be a huge hazard and there are many things that could go wrong. You make sure they are educated about the dangers and execute a release from liability of Read More

Enforcing Child Support during a Pandemic

Today we are living in a world that just a month or two ago, most of us never would have imagined. As we face our new reality, we rush to put systems in place that will allow us a semblance of normalcy and keep us closer to our routines and order from before. For parents who rely on child support payments from their former partners, there’s a big question looming: How will coronavirus impact child support? While Read More

Divorce & Business Assets

Getting a divorce is an emotional process. It has an impact on every aspect of your daily life and can make you feel like there’s a giant question mark on your routines, your living situation, your ability to be with your children, and your finances. This is especially true if you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse own a business. In today’s blog post, we’re taking a look at what you can expect when you or your spouse have Read More

The Talk: Tips for Communicating with Your Kids About Divorce

One of the most difficult parts of a divorce is breaking the news to your kids. No matter how confident you are that this is the right decision, making your child see that can be a challenge. Even the most amicable of divorces can turn a child’s world upside down, so it is extremely important to handle this sensitive conversation in a careful way. Read on to find the McKINNON LEGAL team’s tips for talking to your Read More