Social Media and Divorce: A Match Not Made in Heaven

Social Media and Divorce: A Match Not Made in Heaven

According to the Pew Research Center, seven-in-ten Americans use social media. The number of marriages heading to divorce ranges between 40 to 50 percent based on various sources. If you’re a Jacksonville couple heading toward divorce and have social media accounts, let’s combine the above topics into a shocking reality check: 81 percent of attorneys encountered or used posts from social media sites in divorce cases according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. While

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The Art of Co-Parenting

The Art of Co-Parenting

Throughout the year, Jacksonville soccer fields team with thousands of kids and their cheering parents. Soccer parenting is a traditional way of life for many households. In April, a Facebook post and photo celebrating a 4-year old Georgia girl and her four supportive soccer parents went viral. As of mid-July, over 87,000 Facebook members shared that post and over 3.4K left comments. The photo and the story behind it have been featured in media across

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What to Do and Not to Do When Driving With a Suspended License in Florida

What to Do and Not to Do When Driving With a Suspended License in Florida

A Jacksonville police officer just pulled you over. Why? Well, maybe you have a broken brake light, tag light, or another minor traffic infraction. You hand over your license, registration and insurance card as requested. The officer runs your license, then asks “did you know your license is suspended?” Your answer could mean the difference between a civil traffic infraction (moving violation)—essentially a traffic ticket with some teeth—or a criminal traffic charge (misdemeanor or felony

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What to Do When Legally Carrying a Firearm and Stopped by the Police

What to Do When Legally Carrying a Firearm and Stopped by the Police

Getting pulled over by police during a traffic stop can be nerve wracking, especially if you have a firearm in the vehicle. If you’re a law-abiding gun owner—meaning you hold a concealed weapon license (CWL) or you are properly storing the firearm in your vehicle without a concealed permit—you need to familiarize yourself with the law and your constitutional rights. After all, we’ve all probably seen various news media reports on police interactions with gun

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Too Fast Too Reckless: When Speeding Leads to Criminal Charges

Too Fast Too Reckless: When Speeding Leads to Criminal Charges

Let’s say you’re late for work; you hop on I95 and start speeding north toward Downtown Jacksonville. Hey, that car in front is moving way too slow for you. You tailgate for a moment looking for that brief opening in the lane on your left. There’s the opening. You whip your car over, punch the gas passing the car on your right then zip over in front of it. Weaving in and out, you’re now

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Why You Should Stay at the Scene of an Accident

Why You Should Stay at the Scene of an Accident

Given the driving conditions in Northeast Florida, you could say auto accidents are just waiting to happen. If you’re unfortunate to be involved in a car accident, here’s my very important legal advice: Don’t leave. Staying at the scene of an accident can help you avoid significant hit and run penalties that include fines, revoked licenses and jail time. If you’ve left the scene of an accident, stop reading and please call my office immediately

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What You Need to Know About Holiday Celebrations & DUI Checkpoints

  The holidays are here! Being out at bars and restaurants with friends and family is all part of the seasonal celebrations. For many, those celebrations could include a drink or two. For some, those celebrations could mean a costly Jacksonville DUI Holiday Checkpoint encounter. Around major holidays, law enforcement officers deploy an increased number of DUI checkpoints throughout the area to catch impaired drivers. Costs of DUI Those caught driving while intoxicated or under

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Purchasing Medical Marijuana in Florida – What You Should Know

Purchasing Medical Marijuana in Florida – What You Should Know

Medical marijuana finally entered the Florida market on July 26, 2016 at a shop in a strip mall located in Tallahassee. Six Florida medical cannabis licensees will eventually open dispensaries throughout the state. Don’t get too excited. While it looks like Florida is warming up to a marijuana trend popping up all over the United States, the State has yet to completely jump on the bandwagon. The following has changed: Based on the Compassionate Medical

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Don’t Let Holiday Cheers Bring DUI Gloom

Don’t Let Holiday Cheers Bring DUI Gloom

It’s the holiday season and our calendars are booked with office parties along with festive family and friend get-togethers. And it’s common to have a few drinks to add to all the fun. However, that holiday cheer can quickly turn to gloom if you’re not careful. It’s Not Just the Holiday Season, Its DUI Season From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, expect to see increased police patrols and Jacksonville-area DUI checkpoints. That means more DUI

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DUI Tip of the Week from Fusco Law

DUI Tip of the Week from Fusco Law

People are always wondering what their rights are when it comes to being stopped by Law Enforcement especially if they have consumed alcohol. Though many people feel that it is illegal to drink and drive an automobile in the State of Florida, they are incorrect. So What Does the Law Allow? Florida law allows one to consume alcohol and drive as long as ones normal faculties are not impaired. Normal Faculties is simply a fancy

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