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What is the Public Intoxication Law in Florida?

Friday, November 27, 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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What Does PIP Mean in Florida?

Tuesday, November 24, 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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I Want to Sue My Husband’s Girlfriend, Can I?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Did you catch that? My husband has a girlfriend and now we are getting divorced. I want to get back at both of them, can I sue her or get some sort of legal satisfaction out of this situation? Well, probably not. The saying “what goes around, comes around” exists for a reason, but suing […]

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How Can I Get Out of Paying Child Support?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Despite what your friends, popular culture, or your new spouse may think, it is hard to get out of paying child support. There could be all the reasons in the world that you and they think that your child support amount is unreasonable, but the court doesn’t always care. One way to possibly not pay child […]

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Florida’s Non-Compete Statute

Monday, September 21, 2015

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Florida Statute 542.335 is Florida’s non-compete statute. It lays out when a non-compete agreement can be enforced and the language it should contain. One of the number one rules: a non-compete agreement in Florida needs to be written down. Verbal agreements are not enforceable, since it’s hard to tell the specifics of a verbal agreement […]

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Can I Get Some of My Soon-to-Be Ex-Spouse’s Retirement Account Money?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Divorce is a big mess financially and otherwise, of course. Many unfair things take place on both sides. No one is ever fully happy with the arrangement, and it’s not a lot of fun. Nevertheless, there are laws for a reason. The reason isn’t always fair to both sides, but divorce laws in Florida were […]

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How Does the Affordable Care Act Change Healthcare?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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The Affordable Care Act created many changes in the healthcare field. It affected families, employers, and medical providers in addition to single individuals and even regular businesses. It’s a sweeping change that affected America as a whole. Families Families (anyone covered by health insurance, really) might be finding that their health care coverage is more […]

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Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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The IRCA is also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act and was signed into law by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Simpson and Mazzoli created a bipartisan effort for this Act, something not always easy to do. Another interesting aspect of the IRCA is that it allowed some previously undocumented immigrants that followed certain rules to […]

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Does Bankruptcy Erase Judgments?

Friday, August 28, 2015

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In many cases, yes, but not all judgments can be erased in Florida. A judgment is a decision handed down by the court that says you are responsible for repaying a debt, plus interest, court costs, and associated attorney fees. The judgment is filed into the court system in your county saying that you owe […]

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