What You Need to Know About Alimony & Spousal Support Laws in Florida

What You Need to Know About Alimony & Spousal Support Laws in Florida

When our clients start the process of dissolving their marriage in Florida, the topic of alimony and spousal support invariably comes up. Usually asked in some phrasing of the following questions: “Can I get alimony from my ex?”  “Will I have to pay my ex alimony?” Our answer to both questions is: “Maybe.” Florida laws do not provide a guarantee either spouse will be granted alimony or spousal support in cases of divorce. Below, we’ll

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When You Need Legal Help, Hire a Full-Service Law Firm like Fusco Law Group

When You Need Legal Help, Hire a Full-Service Law Firm like Fusco Law Group

Have you ever been in a situation where you say to yourself: “I better call MY attorney” That situation could be a potential criminal offense like one of your children being accused of drug possession. Possibly you’ve just been rear-ended in your car and not sure what your next steps should be. Maybe your spouse is considering a divorce and you have questions regarding child custody. If you’re facing any of those situations or countless

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Police Can’t Force You to Unlock Your Smartphone Using Fingerprint or Face

Police Can't Force You to Unlock Your Smartphone Using Fingerprint or Face

According to Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, police cannot force a suspect to unlock their phone through facial recognition, a fingerprint or an iris scan. Forcing a suspect to do so would violate their rights against self-incrimination as protected by the Fifth Amendment. This decision overrules previous circuit court rulings in California that biometric features were considered testimonies since suspects weren’t verbally giving up their

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January is Dubbed National Divorce Month. Are You Considering Participating?

January is Dubbed National Divorce Month. Are You Considering Participating?

When the holiday festivities end, people begin their planning for the New Year. For many couples, the New Year means beginning the process of divorce. January is dubbed National Divorce Month. It’s the month when courts start seeing a spike in divorce cases. In 2019, January 7 is dubbed Divorce Day. A day when Family Law Attorneys receive an increase in inquiries about divorce. The timing makes some sense. Many couples prefer not to spoil

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You’re Caught Shoplifting in Florida. Now What?

You’re Caught Shoplifting in Florida. Now What?

If you’re ever caught shoplifting in Florida, you could face serious criminal penalties. You’ll also be joining a group of people that include young and old, rich and poor, celebrities and politicians. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), 1 in 11 people will shoplift during their lifetime. However, only 1 in 48 shoplifters will be caught. Penalties for shoplifting can include fines, jail and prison time. It’s a serious charge that could

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Holiday Child Visitation Guide: How to Reduce the Child Custody Stress of the Season

Holiday Child Visitation Guide: How to Reduce the Child Custody Stress of the Season

Holidays are meant to be joyful for the whole family. However, the holidays can be stressful for divorced and separated parents and their children who must deal with visitation issues. Between parents and extended families, the holidays can be tough, taxing, and traumatic for everyone involved with children of divorce or separation. It doesn’t have to be. Many holiday planners (and Martha Stewart followers) know that a well-organized holiday schedule can be the best way

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Amendment 4: Floridians have Opportunity to Restore Voting Rights to Felons this November

Amendment 4: Floridians have Opportunity to Restore Voting Rights to Felons this November

As Florida voters go to the polls this November, nearly 1.5 million Floridians with felony convictions will not be given that opportunity to have their voices heard. That could all change if 60 percent of Florida voters approve Amendment 4—the Voting Restoration Amendment. The Felon Voting Law That Amendment 4 Would Change  The Florida Constitution says that a convicted felon cannot vote until their civil rights have been restored. This voting right restriction impacts 10

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a yearly reminder for people to be mindful of a serious situation that can be devastating to victims—leaving deep scars in women, men and children that take years and even decades to heal. The U.S. Government estimates that nearly 25% of all adult women and nearly 14% of men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. As alarming as those statistics can be, what’s just as harrowing

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Understand Boating Laws & Boating Under the Influence in Florida

Understand Boating Laws & Boating Under the Influence in Florida

For many boaters throughout the country, the wrap up of summer fun means one last boating adventure before fall and winter arrive. While summer is the height of boating season in Florida as well, we’re fortunate to enjoy weather that allows boating throughout most of the year. Northeast Florida offers miles and miles of waterways. All enjoyed by 59,256 boaters who registered their recreational vessels in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties according to

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No-Fault Divorce in Florida: When Irreconcilable Differences Lead to Divorce

No-Fault Divorce in Florida: When Irreconcilable Differences Lead to Divorce

Approximately 50,000 couples will file for divorce in Florida this year. That annual average rate ranks Florida among one of the top states in the United States for divorces. There are numerous reasons why marriages fail. Possibly one spouse is at fault due to: Adultery Abuse Financial irresponsibility Maybe there is no fault at all. One spouse might feel bored in the marriage or determine they’re just not compatible as a couple. It could be

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