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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Top Three Best Interest Factors in a Port St. Lucie Child Custody Dispute

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Two broad presumptions dominate Florida parenting time laws. First, all these decisions must put the children’s interests first. Second, most children benefit from meaningful and consistent contact with both their biological parents. But these abstract presumptions are difficult to apply. Furthermore, they are subject to different interpretations. To assist in an initial determination or… Read More »

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DeSoto County Car Crash Kills Passenger

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Police are investigating an early morning car wreck which killed a 68-year-old woman and seriously injured the driver. The wreck occurred on State Road 70 near the Southeast Highlands County Road intersection. For unknown reasons, according to police, the driver drifted onto the SR 70 shoulder. The vehicle struck an embankment and went airborne…. Read More »

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What to Expect in a Florida Drugged Driving Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Many states have very broad DUI-drug laws. For example, in 2016, a California man faced DUI charges because he was allegedly under the influence of caffeine. Prosecutors later dropped the case. But nonetheless, in states like California, it is possible to convict people for driving under the influence on a prescription painkiller, NyQuil, or… Read More »

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Fireball St. Lucie County Crash Kills Four People

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Excessive speed may have contributed to a fiery car accident near the Florida P&L power plant which killed four individuals. The wreck occurred in the 6000 block of Ocean Drive in rural St. Lucie County. According to witnesses and investigators, a southbound Chevy Cruze plowed into a Ford F-150 as the pickup attempted to… Read More »

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Does Child Support Include College Tuition in Florida?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In many states, child support rarely ends at age 18. Instead, it often continues until age 22. But instead of making direct payments to the residential parent, the non-residential parent must pay a share of college expenses. That’s not the case in Florida. In the Sunshine State, unless the child has a serious mental… Read More »

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Fireball Christmas Day Crash Kills Four

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A sharp curve may have contributed to a head-on wreck in Highland County. Who may be legally responsible for this tragedy? Florida Highway Patrol troopers shut down much of State Road 70 as they investigated the Christmas Day wreck near County Road 721. Investigators believe that a Buick was travelling westbound in the eastbound… Read More »

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The Changing Face Of Alimony In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

This post is not about structural alimony reform in Florida. That issue was a political hot button a few years ago, but it appears to be dead in the water now. Instead, this post focuses on the monumental tax law change which took effect on January 1, 2019. For decades, obligors have been able… Read More »

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The Parts Of A Car Crash Negligence Claim

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most car accidents and other such incidents are not really “accidents.” In fact, human error causes about 95 percent of the car crashes in Florida. If that error involved a lack of ordinary care, the victim may be entitled to significant compensation. At least for the time being, Florida is a no-fault state. So,… Read More »

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