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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Recent Florida Supreme Court Decisions Reverse Past Rulings that Impact Criminal Protections

Recent Florida Supreme Court Decisions Reverse Past Rulings that Impact Criminal Protections

Recent decisions made by the Florida Supreme Court reverse previous court rulings and show a trend toward rescinding criminal protections. With a conservative majority, the court has shown a propensity to ignore stare decisis—a legal doctrine used by courts to follow past case decisions when ruling on similar cases. The current court majority has determined that past justices “got it wrong” with some previous rulings. These recent decisions impact many of the protections afforded to

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Guidance from an Experienced Music Lawyer: When is the Right Time to Add Key Players to Your Music Career Team?

Guidance from an Experienced Music Lawyer: When is the Right Time to Add Key Players to Your Music Career Team?

So, you’ve been lucky enough to record music. Maybe you’ve been even luckier to see your music catapult into some sort of success and wondering how to propel your music career to the next level. Possibly you’re wondering if it’s the right time to build your music career team. So, when is the right time? The truth is, it’s different for all artists because everyone has different needs at different times. The larger your career

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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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