Archive | November, 2015

Can You Adopt Someone Who Has Reached the Age of Majority in Florida?

28. November 2015

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You probably have heard the stories of the millionaire who adopts his young girlfriend as his child to help the girlfriend inherit the money easier or faster, whether he has his own children or not. Somewhat weird, huh? However, sometimes there are cases where an adult may be adopted because they met a set of […]

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What is the Public Intoxication Law in Florida?

27. November 2015

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Being falling-down drunk is not attractive, that’s for sure. Also, this behavior can be illegal if you are out in public causing a ruckus or endangering others. The laws regarding this type of offense are left up to the individual states. In Florida it is a second degree misdemeanor. Public intoxication (sometimes called drunk and […]

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Who Gets Custody of the Pet in a Florida Divorce?

25. November 2015

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There are so many hard choices to make in a divorce. Who gets what? Who gets to have the pleasure of moving out or picking the new car insurance? Who gets the cars, dining room table, and beach towels? Do you sell the house or does one of you buy the other one out? More […]

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What Does PIP Mean in Florida?

24. November 2015

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PIP or Personal Injury Protection.  It’s a really misunderstood concept. And sometimes if it is understood, it’s really not liked by many. Of course, there are those who champion the whole concept. The questions abound. What does it mean? Who does it affect? Does it make sense? Is it really legal? Is it ethical? Does […]

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What is Consideration in a Contract?

13. November 2015

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When it comes to contracts, consideration means what both parties will receive by entering into the contract. For example, I sign a contract to buy a house and that’s what I get, while the seller gets my money. A contract could also say that due to a small exchange of money now, I won’t sue […]

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Destroying Confidential Documents

5. November 2015

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The legal profession is one of many that needs to keep personal information confidential. It’s essential that clients feel confident their information is safe and that no one will discover it. There are many ways this can be done. One of the most common is the shredder, of course. You could have an in-house shredder […]

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