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What You Need To Know About Premarital Agreements In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Money is one of the biggest sources of friction in any relationship. That’s especially true in subsequent marriages. These couples usually have significant non-marital assets. These individuals often have significant non-marital debt as well. So, either extra money or a lack of money could be a problem. A premarital agreement completely removes money from… Read More »


The Contributory Negligence Defense In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Multiple fault is one of the most common issues in Port St. Lucie car crashes. For example, one driver may be speeding as she approaches a curve, and another driver may fail to see her. Florida is one of several pure comparative fault states. The judge divides damages strictly according to the percentage of… Read More »


Hollywood, Real Life, And Search Warrant Exceptions In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In the 1971 movie Dirty Harry, antihero Harry Callaghan pursues a fleeing murder suspect on foot. During the course of the chase, he enters the suspect’s apartment without a warrant and seizes a hunting rifle. In a subsequent conference, the prosecuting attorney informs the befuddled and upset San Francisco Police Inspector that the rifle… Read More »


Multiple Vehicle Crash Kills Port St. Lucie Pedestrian

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 62-year-old man died after two vehicles hit him as he tried to cross the street. According to police and witnesses, the accident occurred in the 200 block of Port St. Lucie Boulevard. The victim was crossing the street from north to south. He apparently crossed the eastbound lanes without incident. As he continued… Read More »


Alimony In Florida: A Primer

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The ancient Code of Hammurabi may have contained the world’s first alimony law. In Section 137, the Code stated that once a divorced man had given his former spouse “her dowry, and a part of the usufruct of field, garden, and property,” she would then be truly free to marry “the man of her… Read More »


Legal Responsibility For Florida Rental Car Collisions

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A basic principle of car crash law is that while the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is always at fault, the tortfeasor is not necessarily legally responsible for damages. That status usually belongs to the property owner. For example, if the tortfeasor borrows someone else’s car, the vehicle owner may be liable for damages. That is… Read More »


Some Basic Points About DUI Roadblocks

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Police departments in the Treasure Coast love DUI checkpoints. If they could afford the officer overtime and physical requirements, they would probably run checkpoints every weekend. But because of these costs, roadblocks usually only appear during holidays associated with drinking and driving, such as July Fourth and New Year’s Eve. These checkpoints give police… Read More »


Indian River County Rollover Crash Kills One, Injures Three

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A woman lost control of an SUV on Interstate 95, causing it to careen out of control and topple over onto its side. The wreck occurred on northbound I-95 outside Vero Beach. According to investigators, the driver lost control of her vehicle in the center lane. The SUV eventually came to rest partially in… Read More »


The Perils Of Probation In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Normally, prosecutors almost always offer probation to defendants in St. Lucie County. If the defendant has a job and/or a family, staying in “the free world” is usually better than going to jail. The state gets something as well. Prison inmates represent a significant cost. The State of Florida spends over $20,000 per inmate… Read More »


Two Key Third Party Liability Theories In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida’s auto insurance minimum requirement is one of the lowest in the country. Many drivers only have $10,000 in accident coverage. In a catastrophic injury case, like a wrongful death, that amount may not be nearly enough to provide fair compensation to the victim/plaintiff. There are options in this situation, such as attaching current… Read More »

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