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Choosing the Right Defense Attorney For You

Uh oh; you’ve been arrested.  You’ve been read your rights and now you are waiting to make bail.  After you are released, you are going to need to think about what comes next; your day in court.  What were you arrested for?  Was it on a warrant?  Were you picked out of a line-up?  Maybe […]

Widerman Malek Attorneys Host Japanese Patent Attorneys

On Thursday April 23, 2015, the attorneys of Widerman Malek, PL, were honored to host Patent Attorneys Tatsuhiko Abe and Myeong-Cheol Woo of the Shiga International Patent Office at their Melbourne, Florida office. During the visit, Attorney Abe provided the United States Patent Attorneys and staff of Widerman Malek with updates to patent opposition proceedings […]

Famous Securities Law Cases

Bernie Madoff and Martha Stewart; on the face of it these two would seem to have little in common.  Bernie Madoff was an investment advisor and financier. He founded Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities, a Wall Street firm. Martha Stewart is known for her décor, recipes and homemaking skills. She is envied by women everywhere […]

Rise in Hit and Run Accidents in Florida

A couple, Joyce and Jim, who is enjoying the lifestyle of their very own paradise in Florida, walks eight miles a day.  And why not?  The weather is warm and the sun is shining almost every day.  It is the perfect place to enjoy retirement.  It was the perfect place to enjoy retirement until the […]

What is Formal Administration?

When a loved one passes and they have left behind adequate assets that go above and beyond the expenses of their funeral and burial, formal administration of their assets may be necessary. This of course can be avoided if they have a will or trust that names specific beneficiaries or there is joint ownership of […]

How to override a Power of Attorney in Florida

A power of attorney grants the right to a person or persons to act on behalf of another. In many cases the authorities provided by such a document are abused or mishandled. To put it as simply as possible, under the new Durable Powers of Attorney Act, it is very difficult, time consuming and costly […]

Laws on last wills and testaments

Many people think that it is not necessary to leave behind any last wills and testaments about their personal belongings for various reasons. This is a wrong choice as in such a scenario, the state will make one on its own, which may create a point of contention and a series of law suits between […]

Civil Court: You are not a Criminal

Did you know there was a difference between a civil and criminal case? For starters, when you are sued in civil court, you do not start the process off in handcuffs – so you have that going for you. And anyone can sue you in civil court, for things that you might never imagine would […]

How to file bankruptcy in Florida

In the most unfortunate event that you have to file for bankruptcy, it would be wise to know in advance what you would be getting into. As of 2005 the rules governing this circumstance have changed and what is required now is: a)      Credit Counseling and financial management. All individuals that need to file for […]

Achieve Peace Knowing Your Finances are in Order

Throughout each day there are thousands of people who pass away all over the world. Each of these deaths are devastating to the family and loved ones. They can never be replaced and no amount of monetary value will even come close to replacing them. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tragic […]

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