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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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The Five Types of Spousal Support in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Recently, reformers have tried and failed to change Florida’s alimony laws. These reformers wanted to make spousal support determinations more like guideline-based child support determinations. But, Florida’s spousal support law is still quite subjective. It tries to balance the obligee’s financial need and the obligor’s ability to pay. That’s different from the obligee’s financial… Read More »

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Overcoming the Field Sobriety Tests in a DUI

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Fifth Amendment’s right to remain silent gives drivers the absolute right to refuse to perform the three approved Field Sobriety Tests. However, for various reasons, almost no one asserts that right. Instead, almost everyone gives in to police officer pressure and performs at least some FSTs. If the defendant submitted a chemical sample,… Read More »

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Head-On Wreck Kills Vero Beach Man

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The head-on collision involved a passenger car and a semi-truck; the passenger car driver was killed almost instantly. The wreck happened on southbound Johnson Road. For unknown reasons, a southbound Grand Marquis crossed the center line into northbound traffic. The semi-truck driver attempted to avoid the crash, but was unable to do so. Florida Highway… Read More »

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Where You Get Divorced Matters: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Unless the parties had a premarital agreement, property division is usually the costliest and most time-consuming portion of a divorce. In general, divorce laws vary significantly from state to state. That’s also true with regard to property classification and division. Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. As outlined below, marital… Read More »

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What is Vicarious Liability and Why is it Important in Car Wreck Claims?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Frequently, personal injury attorneys connect car wreck victims with doctors who charge nothing upfront for their services. However, these bills must be paid eventually. And, many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not have enough insurance coverage to pay them in full, especially in catastrophic injury cases. That’s because Florida has one of the highest percentages… Read More »

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A Guide to Successful Post-Divorce Relocations

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most people move about twelve times during their lives, and most of these moves take place before age 40. Therefore, many of these relocations involve young children who are subject to divorce orders. The Constitution gives adults the absolute right to travel within the United States. However, this right does not apply to children…. Read More »

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Jumpstarting a Successful Criminal Defense with Prompt Jail Release

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Of all the individual rights guarantees in the Bill of Rights, the Eighth Amendment’s guarantee of reasonable bail has traditionally been one of the most overlooked ones. However, this mandate has garnered some attention lately. Some states, such as California and New York, have limited or eliminated the cash bail system because, advocates say,… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Crash in Riviera Beach Seriously Injures Pedestrian

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Authorities quickly tracked down a driver who fled the scene after striking a pedestrian who was trying to cross the street. But what happens if police do not catch the bad guy? This time, onlookers flagged down responding officers and directed them to the responsible driver, who was a short distance away. Few other… Read More »

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