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What You Need To Know About PAS

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Parental Alienation Syndrome is one of the most common obstacles to effective co-parenting in divorced Florida families. The alienating spouse either consciously or subconsciously drives an emotional or psychological wedge between the targeted parent and the children. PAS was once called “maternal brainwashing,” a label that’s both inaccurate and inflammatory. This moniker probably helped… Read More »

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St. Lucie Sheriff’s Deputies Bust Marijuana Distribution Ring

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Three people are in custody after deputies served a drug search warrant on a Northwest Belwood Circle residence. In the house, investigators seized roughly 316 grams of marijuana, which is enough to make about 1,200 joints. At the time, the marijuana was in clear plastic baggies. Deputies also seized pipes which contained trace amounts… Read More »

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Martin County Car Crash Kills Teenager

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The 14-year-old boy is already the third child killed in a Treasure Coast car accident in since Christmas 2017. The young man was a passenger in a 2018 Infinity as it travelled eastbound on Southwest Wildcat Trail near Tropical Farms Park. For unknown reasons, the 28-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle, which left… Read More »

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How Would A Lower BAC Limit Affect Treasure Coast Car Crash Claims?

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Lawmakers in several jurisdictions have already considered such a measure as a way to reduce car crash fatalities, and based on a new report, more states may soon follow suit. This National Academy of Sciences report proposes that states reduce the Blood Alcohol Content threshold from .08 to .05. In the 1990s, most states… Read More »

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Some Spousal Support Basics In Florida

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The wave of alimony reform that swept over a number of other states in the early and mid-2010s never came ashore in the Sunshine State. Governor Rick Scott vetoed two alimony reform bills during this period, even though reformers charged that Florida’s laws on the subject were “outdated” and “not equitable.” Types of Spousal… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Car Crash Kills Child

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Several other people, including a 1-year-old child, were seriously injured in the second January vehicle collision to claim the life of a Treasure Coast child. This incident occurred on Midway Road near the Glades Cut Off. A Fort Pierce man, who was westbound on Midway in a 2003 Acura, failed to slow down as… Read More »

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Countering The Field Sobriety Tests In A Florida DUI

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Like most other states, Florida has a per se driving under the influence law. Defendants who agree to provide chemical samples of breath or blood and have BACs above .08 are guilty almost as a matter of law. But in about 40 percent of these cases, Florida defendants refuse to provide such a sample…. Read More »

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Five Common Car Crash Causes In Port St. Lucie

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Human error causes over 90 percent of the car crashes in Florida. Typically, this error is serious enough to breach the duty of reasonable care, meaning that the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is usually liable for damages. In other cases, the error violates a safety law, such as speeding or DUI, and the tortfeasor may… Read More »

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Guilty Plea In Martin County Heroin Case

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A 60-year-old tire shop owner pleaded no contest to multiple drug charges and is now awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors allege that the man used his East Stuart shop to distribute heroin. To avoid trial, the state’s lawyers agreed to reduce the most serious charge from trafficking in heroin over 28 grams, which carries a mandatory… Read More »

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Why Should I Get A Lawyer In A Florida Car Crash Case?

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A sudden and unexpected car wreck can happen to anyone at any time. In addition to severe physical injury, these wrecks usually cause a great amount of personal stress over things like unpaid bills. To make matters worse, as the victim struggles to recover, an insurance company adjuster calls constantly with an offer of… Read More »

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