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Some Parenting Plan Modification Basics In Florida

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America is perhaps the most mobile society in the world, as about one in four Floridians relocate at least once every five years. Whether that move is a local one to establish a better commute or an interstate relocation in pursuit of a new opportunity, these relocations often have a significant effect on a… Read More »


Fatal Crash In St. Lucie County

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A 64-year-old Okeechobee man died after a multi-vehicle crash that also seriously injured several other individuals. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Okeechobee and Shinn Roads. According to investigators, the 64-year-old man was eastbound on Okeechobee in a Toyota Tundra when he attempted to make a left turn onto Shinn. At that same… Read More »


Florida Pretrial Release: A Primer

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Many advocates have closely scrutinized bail and pretrial release systems in recent years. The common criticism is that the money-based bail system unfairly penalizes indigent defendants, and that in many cases, a $500 bond might as well be $500,000. Indeed, there are a number of county jails in the United States which contain more… Read More »


What You Need To Know About Motorcycle Crashes

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In many parts of the country, motorcycle traffic begins declining in September and October as the weather turns markedly cooler. But here in the Sunshine State, motorcycle riders are out practically twelve months a year. Unfortunately, this means that motorcycle accidents continue almost unabated year round as well. Because they are completely exposed to… Read More »


Alimony In Florida: A Primer

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In the spring of 2016, it appeared that Florida lawmakers were poised to significantly reform spousal support laws in the Sunshine State. However, a last-minute change caused Governor Rick Scott to veto the measure, and after four failures in four years, alimony reformers were unable to muster the strength to challenge the law yet… Read More »


Teen Driver Kills Irma Evacuee Near Atlanta

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A 3-month-old baby fleeing from Hurricane Irma died in her mother’s arms after a car crash in Cherokee County, Georgia. The baby and her family left Port St. Lucie to stay with friends and family in the Peachtree State. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a 17-year-old Jeep driver struck the family near… Read More »


One Killed, Two Hurt In Roadside Crash

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A quest for free coconuts ended very badly after a tortfeasor (negligent driver) ran over three pedestrians and also collided with another vehicle. A landscape contractor, who sometimes also leaves free firewood and other materials on the roadside, left about 200 coconuts on the shoulder of Gadsan Avenue in Port St. Lucie. A 69-year-old… Read More »


Special Issues In DUI Holiday Stops

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Over the recently completed Labor Day Weekend, peace officers throughout the Sunshine State stepped up their anti-DUI enforcement, as despite higher gas prices due to Hurricane Harvey, roughly a million residents traveled more than 50 miles from home, and about 90 percent of them drove to and from their destinations. Publishing heiress Patty Hearst,… Read More »


Four Top Car Crash Causes

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In 2015, over 2,900 Floridians died in vehicle collisions, and that figure has increased steadily over the past several years. Human error caused almost all these car wrecks, meaning that the victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. For although we all make mistakes, we must all accept the consequences of our mistakes as… Read More »


Legal Issues In Car Crash Cases

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Even if the police report clearly assigned fault to one party or the other, nearly all car crashes involve complicated liability issues. Primarily, that’s because the accident report is nearly always either incomplete and/or inaccurate, because first responders do not explore all available evidence around the scene, such surveillance video, and the reporting officer… Read More »

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