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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Car Wreck in Fort Pierce Kills Two People

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A driver and a passenger are dead, and another passenger is seriously injured, following a loss-of-control crash in St. Lucie County. Few details were available about the crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a driver left the road and careened into “multiple trees” and a wooden utility pole. The driver and front seat passenger… Read More »

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Top Seven Alimony Factors in Florida

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In some states, alimony determinations are usually like child support determinations. Financial guidelines usually dictate the amount and duration of payments. But the law in the Sunshine State are different. They are quite subjective, as outlined below. As a result, an effective Port St. Lucie divorce attorney is vital, whether you are an obligor (person… Read More »

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Deadly Vehicle-Moped Accident in Fort Pierce

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Police are still investigating a rear-end crash that killed a moped rider. However, they have few clues as to what happened. The wreck occurred on southbound U.S. Highway 1 near the Tumblin Road intersection. A car rear-ended a moped, and the moped rider died at the scene. Motorcycle Injuries Sophisticated airbags and other advances… Read More »

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Feds Suspend Large Truck Safety Rules

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Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not enforce some hours of service restrictions, the agency announced. Additionally, the agency expanded the list of exempted “emergency supplies” to include items like raw materials and fuel. The agency also will not enforce recordkeeping requirements during the pandemic. Other changes include… Read More »

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If I Get in a Fight, Will I Be Charged With a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

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As the mercury begins rising in Florida, the state will probably file more assault charges in court. Generally, St. Lucie County prosecutors file the most aggressive charges that the facts could possibly support. That usually means felony assault charges. But that’s not always the case. Assault has both direct and collateral consequences. Convictions usually… Read More »

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If a U-Haul Truck Hits Me, Can I Sue the Company?

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Many people ask this question. Over thirty-five million Americans move every year, and many of them rent moving trucks. Normally, people must have commercial drivers’ licenses to operate these heavy trucks. So, when they cause crashes, the injuries are often catastrophic. Normally, the answer to this question is “yes.” The negligent entrustment doctrine allows… Read More »

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Reckless Police Officer Faulted in Fatal Crash

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A motorcycle rider is dead because a Lauderhill police officer slammed on his brakes and swerved across the road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol investigation. But the matter is far from open and shut. Investigators state that the police officer saw a stranded motorist on Interstate 95. The officer, who had been pursuing… Read More »

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From Green to Grey: Color Changes in Over-55 Divorces

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In ye olden days, many couples over 55 whose marriages fell on hard times obtained “Irish divorces.” They remained legally married but lived separate lives. These separate lives often included separate households, a situation which created the married-filing-separately provision in the tax code. Recently, however, divorce’s moral acceptability reached an all-time high. So, many… Read More »

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