Handling Child Custody, Visitations, and Co-Parenting Concerns in Florida During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Handling Child Custody, Visitations, and Co-Parenting Concerns in Florida During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Many divorced partners in Florida find co-parenting, child visitations, and handling custody concerns challenging during normal times. In 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raises new child custody, time-sharing, and visitation schedule challenges during a time of school closings and “stay-at-home” lockdown orders in many Florida counties. Adding to the confusion is that Florida Parenting Plans typically do not address pandemic issues. Neither has the Florida Court at this time. However, a Texas High Court recently

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Florida Felon Voting Rights in 2020: Can Felons Vote in Florida?

Florida Felon Voting Rights in 2020: Can Felons Vote in Florida?

In 2020, many former felons in Florida will have the opportunity to cast their votes. That’s thanks to the passing of Amendment 4 in 2018, which restored voting rights to 1.6 million Floridians who served time for felony convictions. However, that right for former felons to have their voices heard at the ballot box might not be absolute. The Florida Legislature passed a law in 2019 that requires former felons to pay all outstanding court

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Car Black Boxes: What are Your Florida Privacy Rights Concerning a Vehicle Event Data Recorder in 2020?

Car Black Boxes: What are Your Florida Privacy Rights Concerning a Vehicle Event Data Recorder in 2020?

Many Florida drivers might not be aware that their car may have a “black box” designed to capture information just prior to an accident. In 2012, 96 percent of cars had an event data recorder (EDR) installed by the auto manufacturer according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The U.S. Congress mandated that all vehicles built starting in 2015 were required to have EDRs. The EDR records data from a vehicle seconds before,

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Florida 2020 Alimony Reform Legislation May End Permanent Alimony

Florida 2020 Alimony Reform Legislation May End Permanent Alimony

In 2020, lawmakers in Tallahassee will address spousal support law in Florida. HB 843, a bill introduced in December 2019, proposes to reform alimony practices in Florida. The bill targets many dissolution of marriage “standard of living” considerations, including removal of permanent alimony. For many years, the Florida Legislature has debated removing this type of alimony but was met with resistance from various organizations and government officials, including Gov. Rick Scott who vetoed a bill

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What are a Florida Party Host, Restaurant or Bar’s Legal Responsibilities for a Holiday Season DUI?

What are a Florida Party Host, Restaurant or Bar’s Legal Responsibilities for a Holiday Season DUI?

  While the holiday season is a time to celebrate joy, peace, friends, and family, it’s also a period where people tend to drink more alcohol. With more people likely to be driving on the road with one too many drinks after leaving a holiday party, restaurant or bar, Florida authorities traditionally increase the amount of their driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement efforts. If you’re a driver facing a DUI charge, Fusco Law Group

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Injured While Shopping in Florida? Understand Your Legal Rights Regarding Retail Store Slip and Falls.

Injured While Shopping in Florida? Understand Your Legal Rights Regarding Retail Store Slip and Falls.

Bustling retail stores are one of the many hallmarks of the holiday season in Florida and across the nation. It’s also a time when retail-related accidents can occur that may lead to serious injuries. While retail accidents may occur throughout the year, the holiday season can be especially hazardous. Heightened risks may result in: Slips and falls caused by floor hazards, poor lighting, merchandise misplaced on floor Head and body injuries due to falling merchandise,

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Florida Domestic Violence Laws, Your Rights, and General Information

Florida Domestic Violence Laws, Your Rights, and General Information

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s a month set aside during the year to bring awareness to the issues and victims of domestic violence across the nation. It’s an issue that urgently deserves more attention. Every minute across the U.S., 20 people experience domestic violence. We’ll touch on domestic violence statistics in Florida plus State laws and your rights below. However, if you require immediate assistance, please call the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119

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2019 Florida Criminal Justice Reform: What You Need to Know About the Law

2019 Florida Criminal Justice Reform: What You Need to Know About the Law

In June 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a comprehensive criminal justice bill into law. Officially becoming law on October 1, 2019, the law reforms many Florida Statutes dealing with the State’s criminal justice system. We’ll discuss many of the criminal justice changes impacted by the law below. If you’re curious about how the criminal justice reforms could potentially impact a criminal charge you’re involved in, we’ll be happy to provide a free consultation. Give us

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Holding Employers Accountable for Alcohol-Related Personal Injuries and Wrongful Deaths

Holding Employers Accountable for Alcohol-Related Personal Injuries and Wrongful Deaths

On December 10, 2018, a 24-year old bartender working for a Jupiter, Florida restaurant, owned by Tiger Woods and operated by General Manager Erica Herman, crashed his car and died after leaving his place of employment. The bartender had been drinking in the restaurant after his shift ended and had a blood-alcohol level of .256—three times over the legal limit—when he crashed his car. Earlier this year, the bartender’s parents brought a wrongful death suit

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Tips on Co-parenting an Adolescent with an Ex-Spouse

Tips on Co-parenting an Adolescent with an Ex-Spouse

Raising a teen can be a stressful experience for any parent. Dealing with teens can be especially complicated when co-parenting them with an ex-spouse. Both parents are dealing with separate households and potentially new relationships. Now, along comes a teenager seeking their own independence. Where before they adoringly followed along with the parent’s instructions and guidance—they’re now constantly questioning and challenging the authority of both parents. Divorced parents along with all other parents deal with

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