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Do You Have Injuries From A Boating Accident?

Here’s the scenario; you’re in a rented motorboat with your family and currently cruising along the St. John’s River.  The sun is shining and your family is enjoying this peaceful afternoon as you meander along looking for different species of fish.  You hear a noise in the distance.  It’s the noise of another motorboat; this […]

Divorce and Family Law

Have you ever witnessed a friend or family member go through the divorce process?  I bet you heard them say they were going to be civil going through the divorce.  And as the situation went through the courts, the civility went by the wayside.  Divorces are not typically civil.  They deal with the most emotional […]

Different State, Different Law

Why Laws Are Different State to State If we all live in the same country, the United States of America, why do laws differ from state to state?  It can be confusing.  There are actually two different sets of laws; federal laws and state laws.  Federal laws are generally for the entire country.  They are […]

Types of personal injury accidents

Personal injury accidents are exactly what is says; injuries to your body.  The most common cause of a personal injury is from car accidents, falls, accidents in the home and at work, assaults and product defects.  These accidents cause injuries that range from the very minor, lacerations, to the severe, internal injuries or worse.  We’ve […]

Defending a Suspected Murderer

If you haven’t heard the name Steven Avery, you must be living under a rock.  Netflix released its documentary on a 10-year investigation about Mr. Avery, his overturned rape conviction and his murder trial.  Mr. Avery first came to the public’s attention when his rape conviction (in which he always maintained his innocence) was overturned […]

What is a tort?

Oh, the terms you see and hear when dealing with the legal system.  There’s “Juris prudence” or “pro se” and let’s not forget “ex parte”.  The legal system does seem to have its own language.  A word that is commonly used is “tort”.  Some terms or words can be figured out by looking at the […]

Sinkholes and Who is at Fault?

I don’t know what you think but, to me, there seems to be more and more sinkholes in the U.S.A. recently.  Just within the last few days, there was a sinkhole reported in Ocala, Florida.  As a matter of fact, Florida seems to have an overabundance of sinkholes.  Perhaps the “Sinkhole State” should replace “Sunshine […]

Licenses: Opening a Restaurant in Florida

You love to cook and you live in Florida.  Everyone you know rants about the food you prepare.  The next logical step is for you to open your own restaurant and start raking in money.  But before you hang up the open sign, there are some licenses you will need to obtain first. As soon […]

How to Contest a Will

Here’s the scenario.  Your father remarried after your mother passed away.  His new wife has two children from a previous marriage.  It appears she discourages your father from maintaining a relationship with you and your siblings, but is encouraging him to interact with her children.  Something just seems unusual about his behavior.  You feel your […]

What Is Litigation?

There are many legal terms used in the judicial system that you might not be familiar with.  When becoming part of the judicial system, it helps to understand these terms to make your journey through the process easier to follow.  Most everyone knows some of the basic terms; judge, defendant, complainant, jury and verdict.  And […]

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