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A Law Firm for All of Life's Trials
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The Elephant in the Courtroom
The Florida Bar Young Lawyer Division (YLD) recently released a statement about the results of a survey in which 3,137 young female Florida attorneys shocking YLD President Gordon Glover, and Florida Bar President Ramón Abadin . The YLD includes attorneys...
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How to make a change.
Every Monday, catch us on The Chat talking about legal issues affecting you!  If you don't like what you hear, write to your elected officials. You can find YOUR elected officials here  and all Duval County officials here . As a constituent, your voice matt...
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Rape Kits Soon Fast-Tracked in Florida
Attorney General Pam Bondi made rape kit testing a priority this session. This week, the Florida Senate unanimously pushed through a bill that requires testing within 120 days of submission.  The House is pushing through a bill to address funding.    These ...
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Erin Andrews' Day in Court
Eight years ago, the very private, and modest sports reporter, Erin Andrews was violated in a way that many of us will never understand.  Not only was she secretly recorded by a serial stalker , but her celebrity worked against her... more than 16 million p...
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50/50 Custody May Soon be the Default in Florida
Family Law is notoriously contentious.  The emotion of a divorce or child custody battle is unlike any other area of law.  The parties intimately know each other and they are most able to annoy/destroy the other party.  The attorneys on either side are gene...
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Which parent gets to claim the child on their taxes?
April 15 is right around the corner and many of our clients are wondering: who gets to claim the child on their taxes? Parents may claim children under the age of 19, or under the age of 24 if the child is attending school full-time. See the information bel...
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Client Profiles: A.R.
Results are not typical. No lawyer can guarantee any particular outcome. Results vary from case to case. Mr. R has lived in the United States for 14 years.  He has never been in trouble and maintains steady employment.  He had nothing on his record. Prior...
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What should I do after a crash?
Injured in a car crash?  You're going to be facing a lot of tough options in the next few hours, days, week and possibly months.  Here are our tips for getting through this process. First thing. Take photos of everything - the roadway, the cars, the lightin...
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Can my driving record be sealed or expunged?
Your driving record is not the same as a criminal record. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles maintains your driving record. The Florida law that provides an opportunity to expunge your records is only for a criminal record.  Therefo...
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Why won't Apple just unlock that iPhone?
Unless you've been living under a rock or (or you don't have an iPhone), you might have heard that the FBI really   wants   needs Apple, the manufacture of the iPhone that the San Bernardino terrorists used for their horrific attack in 2015.   Apparently, t...
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