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Special Issues In Florida Grey Divorces

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Among most age groups, the divorce rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. But the over-50 age group is one of the rare exceptions. In fact, the marriage dissolution rate has increased almost 110 percent among this age group, creating a phenomenon that many call “grey divorce.” Several factors may be behind the increase…. Read More »

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Deadly Pedestrian Accident In Stuart

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A recent pedestrian-vehicle accident which left a man dead highlights two of the most common issues in these cases. The wreck occurred on U.S. 1 near the Roosevelt Bridge. According to police and witnesses, a blue Dodge Avenger was southbound on U.S. 1. It may have been traveling a little above the posted 45mph… Read More »

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Am I Eligible For A No-Fault Divorce In Florida?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Before 1970, there was no such thing as a “no-fault” divorce in Florida or any other state. If a spouse wanted to dissolve a marriage, that spouse had to show evidence of adultery, cruelty, abandonment, or some other fault. Sometimes, this requirement was only a technicality. But too many times, it caused an already… Read More »

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Will A New Alimony Rule Cause Florida Divorce Rates To Spike?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Some of the most prominent family law attorneys in the state say yes. The tax law changes on  January 1, 2019, and any divorces finalized before then will remain subject to the old law. Currently, spousal support payments are deductible for the obligor (spouse paying the support). The obligee (person receiving alimony) must report… Read More »

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Deadly Fireball Intersection Crash In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A man died after his car slammed into a light pole and then burst into flames. The crash occurred at the intersection of Port St. Lucie Boulevard and Southwest Cameo Boulevard. According to police and witnesses, a 70-year-old Port St. Lucie man attempted a left turn against traffic. A 25-year-old Stuart man collided with… Read More »

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Getting Around The Graves Amendment In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Large moving trucks from Ryder, U-Haul, and other providers are very difficult to operate. That’s especially true during moves into a new house or apartment on a winding Port St. Lucie side street. Vehicle collisions happen a lot in these circumstances. But because of an obscure provision in a huge transportation bill, it is… Read More »

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Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. Is now listed As Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers By ThreeBestRated.com

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

    Top 3 Criminal defense lawyers Port St Lucie, FL Eighmie Law Firm P.A. is now listed as one of the Top 3 Criminal defense lawyers in Port St Lucie, FL. for providing consistent high quality in the area of criminal defense law.    

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Common Issues In Weapons Possession Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida has a very broad concealed weapon law, but it does not apply in all cases. In fact, Section 790.01 infractions, the unlawfully carrying a weapon law, are some of the most commonly-charged offenses in Port St. Lucie. Quite commonly, these cases start with vehicle searches. After just a few questions, officers often arrest… Read More »

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How Long Will My Port St. Lucie Car Crash Case Take?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

It is impossible for anyone to say that your vehicle collision case will settle in X months. Any lawyer who makes such a promise is probably just telling you what you want to hear. Or, the lawyer may be so inexperienced that s/he does not really know how long your car accident case will… Read More »

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Some Basics About Pretrial Release In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The money-based pretrial release system has undergone a lot of scrutiny lately. Over 60 percent of the jail inmates in Port St. Lucie are unsentenced and awaiting trial. In most cases, they simply lack the money necessary to make bail. To many, especially if the defendant is jailed for a nonviolent offense, that’s the… Read More »

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