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Classifying and Dividing Property in a Florida Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In some states, divorce almost always results in a 50-50 property division. But Florida is different. The Sunshine State is an equitable distribution state. The marital estate, which includes both debts and assets, must be divided equitably. That’s not necessarily the same thing as an equal division. Furthermore, in Florida, a divorce cannot be… Read More »

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Top Three Search Warrant Exceptions in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The search warrant requirement is one of the most basic civil liberties in the United States. The Fourth Amendment requires officers to submit affidavits supported by probable cause before they obtain search warrants. Over the years, the Supreme Court has carved out some exceptions to the warrant requirement. The major exceptions are examined below…. Read More »

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Top 10 Property Division Factors in a Florida Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most jurisdictions, including Florida, are equitable division states. The marital estate, which includes both assets and debts, must be divided in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial burden on either party. There is a strong informal presumption that a 50-50 division fits the bill. But an equal division is… Read More »

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Box Truck Accident Seriously Injures Two People

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

An out of control box truck smacked into a Mazda at the intersection of Port St. Lucie and Morningside. First responders used the Jaws of Life to extricate two crash victims from the mangled Mazda. They were later airlifted to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. Investigators believe the box truck made an illegal turn,… Read More »

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Practical Timesharing Solutions in a Changing Environment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Spring 2020 coronavirus restrictions might be ending, but the changes this virus wrought might have been permanent. These changes include the way we work and the way families interact with one another. Traditional habits, such as 9-to-5 workdays and every-other-weekend timesharing arrangements, might be on the way out. In many cases, these changes were… Read More »

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Evidence in Truck Crash Claims

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Largely due to an ever-increasing demand for consumer goods, the number of large truck crashes increased 42 percent between 2009 and 2017. These massive vehicles weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. They also might carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel. As a result, these wrecks often cause catastrophic injuries, especially at freeway… Read More »

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Fatal Wreck Involving Children in Okeechobee

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A speeding pickup truck clipped a passenger car, causing the vehicle to overturn. One person was killed and three others were seriously injured. Few details were available about the wreck which occurred near Mile Marker 117 on Highway 70. The driver of the passenger car was killed almost instantly when the car flipped. Three… Read More »

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The Three Ps of Drug Possession

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Some people think the War on Drugs ended in the 1980s. At least as far as drug possession is concerned, that’s patently untrue. These arrests have increased 400 percent since the 1980s. A single pill could mean felony charges. And, felony arrests and convictions look very good on police officer and prosecutorial resumes. Despite… Read More »

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Some Effective Defenses to Assault and Other Violent Criminal Charges

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most criminal cases do not go to trial. In fact, plea bargains resolve over 95 percent of all the criminal cases in the Treasure Coast region. Generally, negotiated settlements involve a lesser charge and/or a reduced sentence. For example, if the evidence is weak, many prosecutors reduce aggravated assault charges to simple assault. The… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Pedestrians account for only a tiny number of the people of Florida roads. But pedestrians are seriously injured or killed at a much higher rate than vehicle occupants. The reasons for this disparity are examined below. In a serious injury case, like a head injury, the medical bills alone often exceed $100,000. Additionally, these… Read More »

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