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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law is in the news once again. This is because of the shooting in the movie theater in Wesley Chapel. Details are still emerging, but this link takes you to the deceased’s wife’s statement and details of the event. In addition to the Stand Your Ground murmurs, many have questioned whether […]

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Stand Your Ground

Friday, September 30, 2011


The Stand Your Ground law is part of the Castle Doctrine, signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on October 1, 2005. The Florida State Statutes address it in section 776.013. Florida has the distinction of being the first state to sign the doctrine into law. The Castle Doctrine generally establishes: that your home and […]

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What are the Most Common Grounds to Contest a Will in Florida?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

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SmithLaw handles probate cases all the time. Probate and wills are much more complicated than most people realize. They become especially so when there are disputes about who is inheriting what and why. It is recommended that you have your estate planning completed whenever you have enough property or money to distribute to others or […]

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Choosing the Right Nursing Home for your Parent

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


What should you consider when choosing a nursing home for your parent? There is much to consider including costs, insurance coverage, location, staff, doctors, services, amenities, the patient’s condition, and much more. It is an overwhelming process to be sure. Nursing homes can also be called long-term health care facilities, skilled nursing facilities or assisted […]

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3 Questions Every Buyer/Seller of Real Estate should Answer before Signing the Contract

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Three Questions (and Answers) for Every Person Buying or Selling a Home in Florida Title agent – Closing agent- Escrow agent… who are these people and why do I need them to buy or sell my home?  Should I just let my real estate agent handle this selection?  Why should I use an attorney for […]

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A Brief Legal Dictionary

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Legal terms are often confusing. Our blog seemed like a good place to help define some of the legal terms you hear often, but that you might not be very clear on. Some of these might not be strictly legal terms, but are included because you could hear them in a legal setting. Keep in […]

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How Do Gun Laws Vary Throughout the United States?

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Every state has different legislation regarding guns. Our blog usually discusses Florida laws regarding guns, but for this blog post we will discuss various guns laws throughout the United States for an informational comparison to Florida laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States discusses the right to bear arms. The right […]

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The Warning Shot

Monday, February 10, 2014

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A warning shot is often fired on TV and in films. You even hear about them in real life. And many might think it is a legal thing to do. They are usually wrong. The consequences of firing a warning shot depend on the state you live in, so we’ll just address Florida’s thoughts on […]

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Gun Control

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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You hear a lot about gun control. However, what does that actually mean? Wikipedia states generally that “the term ‘gun control’ means any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to define, restrict, or limit the possession, production or modification, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of firearms.” Well, that certainly covers a lot of ground! President […]

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