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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Why You Should Have a Premarital Agreement

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Divorce is a greater possibility today than it ever has been before. 73 percent of Americans believe that divorce is a morally acceptable way to end an unsatisfying marriage. Divorce often causes significant financial and emotional losses. So, just like it’s important to have flood insurance if you live on a flood plain, it’s… Read More »

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Speeding Motorist Kills Ft. Pierce Pedestrian

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A 50-year-old man is dead after he tried to walk across a rural road and a vehicle struck him during the attempt. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Interstate 95 and State Road 60. Investigators are unsure why the man was crossing the road at that location. But at any rate, a speeding… Read More »

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The Three Types of DUI Prosecutions in St. Lucie County

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In key categories like the number of repeat DUI offenders, the percentage of high BAC offenders, and the number of alcohol-related crash fatalities per capita, Florida statistics are significantly above the national averages. So, prosecutors in the Sunshine STate are very aggressive when it comes to DUI prosecutions. When these cases go to court,… Read More »

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PIP Repeal Dies in Legislature

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Although a measure ending the Personal Insurance Protection requirement appeared to have some support in the State Senate, the PIP repeal law never made it to the governor’s desk. In the spring of 2019, PIP repeal cleared several procedural hurdles in the Senate and appeared close to a floor vote. But then, Senate Banking… Read More »

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Setting and Modifying Child Support Obligations in Florida

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Most states, including Florida, are income share child support jurisdictions. The child support guidelines take a number of factors into account so that, as closely as possible, the children have the same standard of living they would have had if their parents remained married. The guideline amounts are presumptively reasonable, and judges very rarely… Read More »

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Breaking Down the Three Types of DUI Prosecutions

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Police and courts have worked for years to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes. Most of these efforts involve tough new laws, like the per se intoxication law and the refusal-to-submit law. Yet despite these laws, all three kinds of DUI cases are winnable. They each require a different approach. Complete Refusal Most people… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Intersection Wreck Kills Two People

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This fatal accident occurred almost exactly a year after a similar wreck in the same location killed three people. According to Florida Highway Patrol officers, the wreck occurred near the St. Lucie County fairgrounds. A pickup driver failed to stop at a stop sign as he turned left from Okeechobee Road onto West Midway…. Read More »

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Port St. Lucie Alcohol-Related Crash Kills Motorcyclist

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A 22-year-old Fort Pierce man is in police custody after he fatally struck a 58-year-old motorcycle rider. The crash happened near the intersection of Northwest Selvitz Road and St. James Boulevard. According to investigators, the “extremely” intoxicated 22-year-old man tried to pass a minivan in a no-passing zone. After the crossed into the opposite… Read More »

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