Archive | May, 2013

Protecting Yourself, Home, Business, and Property from Natural Disaster Damage

29. May 2013

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SmithLaw is in Sarasota, Florida–so we have seen first hand how much damage natural disasters can do. The damage inflicted upon Floridians by hurricanes has been astronomically expensive and soul crushing at times. Flooding is another aspect of hurricanes or just lots of rain—we have all seen those images of people paddling out in canoes […]

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How Your Attorney Bill Adds Up

24. May 2013

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You are not just paying your attorney’s salary when you pay that final bill. All attorneys structure their fees differently. Attorneys have an established hourly rate that they charge for their cases or a flat fee for certain types of work. It pays to compare the costs of different attorneys and always discuss them at […]

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The Miranda Rights

21. May 2013

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Most of us have heard of the Miranda rights or at least have heard parts of them said aloud. It is that spiel that law enforcement officials need to read you while you are in their custody and getting ready to question you–about your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney, among […]

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Court-Appointed Attorneys in Florida

17. May 2013

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Court-appointed attorneys show up on those mystery and legal shows on TV all the time. They are even discussed in the Miranda rights. (While Miranda rights differ, it usually goes a little like this: “You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you free of charge.”) […]

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Protecting Yourself from a Personal Injury Suit Filed by a Guest at Your Home

13. May 2013

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It can be particularly difficult to host a party and have fun these days. Why? Personal injury suits abound, and homeowners are not immune to them. How can you protect yourself against a guest filing a personal injury suit against you after a visit to your home? First off, this blog post is not all […]

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Google Glasses and Privacy Concerns

9. May 2013

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Chances are that you have heard of Google Glasses. If you have not, they are the newest Google invention. In brief, they can take pictures and video, give you the time, show you maps, translate, and more. And yes—they are actually something you wear on your face, like regular glasses. They pair with Android devices—but […]

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A Roundup of Legal Happenings in Florida

6. May 2013

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A lot is happening in Florida legal matters lately. New laws and bills were passed and vetoed, and a new Supreme Court decision was released. The Florida alimony bill (SB 718) was not signed by Governor Rick Scott. He has been quoted as saying he was unsure about the part of the bill that allowed […]

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