Contested vs. Uncontested vs. Simplified: How Long Does a Divorce take in Florida?

Contested vs. Uncontested vs. Simplified: How Long Does a Divorce take in Florida?

That’s a question we frequently get asked when people reach out to us about getting a divorce. It’s a reasonable question when considering how the decision to dissolve a marriage is often accompanied by confusion, feeling overwhelmed, and a complex mixture of emotions—anxiety, relief, and sadness. Once they’ve decided to divorce, many people just want to get it over with quickly and move on with their life. The Type of Divorce Impacts How Fast the

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COVID-19 Update: When Will the Florida Court System Go Back to Normal?

COVID-19 Update: When Will the Florida Court System Go Back to Normal?

With COVID-19 vaccinations proceeding rapidly in 2021, many people in the legal field and those with pending legal matters are wondering when the Florida court system will get back to normal. In Duval County, there has been some movement in jury trials with an emphasis on remote proceedings. However, a “back to normal” court system may happen well into the future—and maybe not as normal as before. The pandemic has left an impact on the

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Personal Injury Guidance: Can You Sue If You Signed a Liability Waiver in Florida?

Personal Injury Guidance: Can You Sue If You Signed a Liability Waiver in Florida?

Many businesses, organizations, and sporting events require people to sign liability waivers to help avoid personal injury lawsuits. Signed liability forms are often required when an activity or service carries a certain amount of risk. The purpose is to release the organization from legal liabilities due to injuries incurred on their property, through a provided service or sponsored event. Who Requires Liability Waivers? Typically, liability waivers are required by: Gyms and recreational activity businesses such

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How to Protect Your Credit During a Divorce

How to Protect Your Credit During a Divorce

A divorce can be a complicated legal process, an emotional rollercoaster and a financial challenge for both spouses. How a divorce will impact credit history and scores is a frequent concern for divorcing spouses. That’s certainly understandable as many people worry about how they’ll land on their feet financially after a divorce. Spouses considering a divorce should start the process of establishing accounts (checking, savings, and credit) separate from the other spouse. Order a credit

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Being Arrested for DUI in Florida: Frequently Asked Questions

Being Arrested for DUI in Florida: Frequently Asked Questions

A DUI arrest in Florida can potentially lead to financial burdens (fines, higher insurance rates, etc.), jail time, suspended license, and loss of employment opportunities. Approximately 30,000 people are arrested for DUI in Florida each year. These people face a legal process that can be overwhelming and confusing. They may also face long-term effects from that arrest. Below, we’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions about DUI arrests in Florida. However, if you’re facing a

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How a Sports Attorney Can Help Baseball Players

How a Sports Attorney Can Help Baseball Players

A baseball player’s career may begin at an early age with Little League Baseball. After learning the rules of the game, and gaining skills such as hitting, running, throwing, and catching, baseball players may move on to high school baseball. The usual next step may be recruitment to a college baseball team with or without an allotted scholarship offer. If the baseball player attracts the attention of a scout, the next move might be into

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What are the Consequences of Domestic Violence in Florida?

What are the Consequences of Domestic Violence in Florida?

In 2019, Florida reported 105,298 domestic violence crimes that resulted in 66,069 arrests. Whether you’re the victim of domestic violence or facing allegations of domestic violence, the consequences—both legal and personal—can have a lasting impact on all involved parties. We’ll delve deeper into the consequences of domestic violence below. But first, if you require immediate assistance, please call the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119 or TDD (TTY) 1-800-621-4202. If you’re seeking legal guidance on domestic

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Understanding Your 2nd Amendment Rights to Protect Yourself and Your Family in Florida

Understanding Your 2nd Amendment Rights to Protect Yourself and Your Family in Florida

In Florida and across the nation, discussing second amendment rights can lead to heated arguments and divergent opinions—both personally and politically. As a law firm, we tend to steer clear of those arguments. The politicians and pundits can spend their time hashing out their interpretations of the second amendment. Our concern is about defending people in Florida who apply their constitutional rights to protect themselves, their family, and their property. That means we need to

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The Role of Insurance Companies in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

The Role of Insurance Companies in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

They say accidents are just waiting to happen. That’s why insurance companies exist. Injuries could be from a car crash, a slip and fall on someone else’s property, a workplace or medical mishap, or the result of a faulty product. Many of those accidents will involve a personal injury. If that injury meets thresholds established by Florida law, a personal injury claim can be filed. We provide an extensive personal injury education center that details

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What is the Discovery Phase in a Florida Divorce Case?

What is the Discovery Phase in a Florida Divorce Case?

Discovery is typically the fourth step during a contested Florida divorce process. Generally, the steps of contested divorce may include: Filing a petition for dissolution of marriage Filing an Answer Filing required paperwork Discovery Mediation Parenting plans Hearing The discovery phase is the opportunity for family law attorneys to gather information relevant to the case and to head off any surprises that may come up at trial. In Florida, each spouse in a divorce case

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