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Five Property Division Factors In A Florida Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Sunshine State is an equitable division jurisdiction. Upon marriage dissolution, marital property must be divided in an equitable manner. In this context, “equitable” is usually, although not always, synonymous with “equal.” Overall, the divorce must not be an unfair financial burden on either party. This goal is a little broad and subjective. So,… Read More »


PSLPD Cracks Down on Crosstown Speeders

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Port St. Lucie Police Department has issued over 2,700 tickets on the Crosstown Parkway since 2015, and speed is still a deadly problem on this stretch of roadway. Officials say they will add two more officers to the Crosstown Parkway beat this year, bringing staffing to its pre-Great Recession level. “It’s a never-ending… Read More »


Will Florida’s Marijuana Laws Change in 2019?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Some believe that the broad support for medical marijuana would create momentum for legalization in the Sunshine State. But that trajectory is in doubt. Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis says he supports legislation which would end a ban on smoking medical marijuana. Many see this law as the next step towards full legalization. But the… Read More »


Ft. Pierce Man Sentenced In Fatal DUI Crash

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 25-year-old man will spend the next eleven-plus years in prison, and the following eight and a half years on supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to causing an August car wreck. In the August 2018 truck crash, the defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. The collision killed the… Read More »


Is Divorce Mediation Worth It?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Prior to mediation, the vast majority of people would say “no.” They reason, somewhat correctly, that if they could talk through their problems, they would not be in this situation to begin with. The expense of mediation also puts off many people. Mediation is not terribly expensive, but it is not cheap either. However,… Read More »


Indian River County Car Wreck Kills One

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

An 89-year-old woman is dead after a complex intersection collision that raises some intricate legal issues. A Buick, which was eastbound on 21st Street, ran the stoplight at the 27th Street intersection. A Corolla, which was northbound on 27th Avenue, collided with the Buick’s passenger side in the intersection. A person in the Corolla… Read More »


Discrediting Sobriety Test Results In St. Lucie County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The recent refusal-to-submit law cut the number of Breathalyzer refusals in Florida in half. This law makes refusal to provide a breath or blood sample a criminal offense, as opposed to an administrative infraction. Nevertheless, the Breathalyzer refusal rate in the Sunshine State is still a rather high 40 percent. In refusal cases, St…. Read More »


What You Can (And Should) Do About PAS

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In one way or another, Parental Alienation Syndrome affects almost all post-divorce relationships between parents and their children. Knowing how to recognize PAS, and knowing what to do about it, can make a tremendous difference in a relationship with one’s children. PAS is an umbrella term for a wide range of situations. In all… Read More »


Officials: Port St. Lucie Crash Investigations Take Time

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

According to one analysis, law enforcement investigators look at cases for an average of seventy-seven days before filing charges. How does the criminal law process compare with the civil law process? This study took place in the wake of a five-fatality fireball crash in November 2018. Chief Assistant State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl assigned a… Read More »


The Three Cs Of Family Law Mediation

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Very few divorce cases go all the way to trial. That’s especially true in the no-fault marriage dissolution era. Typically, the only issues involve child custody and property division. So the vast majority of divorce cases settle during mediation.   One of the reasons that mediation is so successful is that the primary issues… Read More »

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