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Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Fatal Wreck on Okeechobee Road

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A Fort Pierce man is dead, and five other people are seriously injured, after a vehicle collision in St. Lucie County. According to police and witnesses, a southbound GMC Sierra and eastbound Chevrolet C-10 collided at the intersection of Shinn Road and State Road 70. The C-10 driver was declared dead at the scene…. Read More »

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Calculating the Amount and Duration of Alimony Payments in Florida

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In recent years, many other jurisdictions have significantly revamped their alimony laws. In places like Illinois and nearby South Carolina, alimony calculations are more like child support calculations. A mathematical formula usually controls the results. But Florida law is much more subjective in this area. When calculating the amount and duration of payments, judges… Read More »

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7 DUI Checkpoint Requirements

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On holidays like Labor Day Weekend, Treasure Coast motorists often encounter DUI roadblocks. Since these checkpoints allow police officers to circumvent the Fourth Amendment, they are very popular in law enforcement circles. But since they are very expensive to operate, they appear only at selected times. Sobriety checkpoints had been around in one form… Read More »

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Port St. Lucie Crash Seriously Injures Motorcycle Rider

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Emergency responders airlifted an injured rider, who was not wearing a helmet, to a local trauma center following a crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway. Apparently, a southbound driver brushed against the southbound motorcyclist, causing the rider to lose control of his bike. However, no details were immediately available. Motorcycle Crash Injuries in Port St…. Read More »

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Making and Breaking Premarital Agreements in Florida

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Granted, there is nothing romantic about a premarital agreement. Yet these pacts are increasingly common, especially among Millennials. A premarital agreement is basically an insurance policy against a protracted and expensive divorce. Although no one expects to die early, most people have life insurance. Similarly, a premarital agreement does not mean you anticipate or… Read More »

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Port St. Lucie Crash Kills Pedestrian

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Authorities say a man was running across a congested portion of Gatlin Boulevard when a vehicle fatally struck him. Few details were available, except that the wreck occurred near the intersection of Gatlin and Southwest Ed Grace Street. First responders rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Police spokesman… Read More »

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Major Verdict in 2018 Wrong-Way Collision

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After several months of litigation, a federal jury ordered the estate of a 98-year-old man to pay $10 million to the families of two teenagers who were killed in a 2018 car crash. In February 2018, a 98-year-old man driving the wrong way on Okeechobee Road near Midway slammed into a car carrying two… Read More »

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Classifying and Dividing Business Property in a Port St. Lucie Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Very small businesses with fewer than 50 employees account for more than a third of the job growth in the United States. These thriving businesses are also very likely to be caught in divorce proceedings. When that happens, there are emotional and financial issues to untangle. Emotionally, a small business usually represents security. In… Read More »

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Fireball Rear-End Collision Causes Serious Injuries on Florida Turnpike

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A column of smoke rose into the air from the scene of a rear-end collision between a slow-moving SUV and a produce-hauling large truck. According to police and witnesses, a Honda CRV was travelling below the posted speed limit as it towed a trailer. Then, near Mile Marker 187, which is between the Fort… Read More »

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