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May 2018 Archives

Family law: Man ordered to pay $1.86 million in child support

Disappearing, taking on another man's identity and beginning a new family sounds like a script from a Hollywood movie. Surprisingly, it has been one man's life for the past 25 years. In order to avoid a divorce and any process in a family law court, the man ran away to Florida to live, assuming another man's identity.

Wrongful death: Mother dies in drunk driving wreck

Birth and death are undeniably some of life's most expensive events. When someone dies, multiple decisions have to be made in a short amount of time while shock and grief are part of the equation. Following a funeral, many families suffer the aftermath of unexpected financial stress. One family from another state recently suffered the wrongful death of their mother and became stranded in Florida for weeks due to a depletion of funds following her funeral.

Car accidents: Crash with school bus results in man's death

It could be said that there are more distractions around us than ever before. The volume of traffic on the roads, radios, notification alerts or calls on cell phones and other roadside distractions can easily divert a driver's attention off of the road. Unfortunately, a momentary diversion can result in horrific and tragic car accidents. Sadly, a recent collision with a Florida school bus has resulted in one man's death and injuries to others.

A serious bone break may need a serious surgical procedure

Broken bones are fairly common injuries that most people suffer at some point in their lives. Even if you have not suffered a bone fracture yourself, you likely have known someone who has. Commonly, these injuries involve have a cast or splint put on the area of the body that suffered the break in order for the injury to heal without further damage.

Pedestrian safety tips: look out for yourself

Whether walking or running around town or your own neighborhood, you need to look out for yourself. Auto-pedestrian accidents happen all too often in the state of Florida, and the victims of such incidents tend to end up with severe -- if not fatal -- injuries. 

Injury-related spinal stenosis

You were involved in an auto accident. At first you felt okay, only some minor back pain, but as the days and weeks went by you started noticing other symptoms. You finally decide to get things checked out and receive a diagnosis of spinal stenosis. What it is and what could this mean for your future?

Woman smiles after drunk driving arrest that killed a mother

When arrested, some people are not aware that every word and action is being observed and evaluated by authorities. Because they are not aware of the impact their actions or words may have on their case, damage to a defense case can easily occur. Florida criminal defense attorneys can advise clients even in the earliest stages of an arrest of the best approach to questions by authorities. One woman's recent mugshot following her drunk driving arrest has outraged a deceased victim's family and many in the community.

You don't have to rely on a Florida court for a parenting plan

You know that your divorce will change the way your family lives and that it may be a challenging transition for your children. Making the situation easier on them has more than likely become a priority for you and the other parent. Whether you use mediation or negotiate on your own with legal assistance, you realize that you need to do what you can to make the best decisions possible for your family.

Car accidents: Teens die in fatal Tesla crash

Companies such as Tesla are introducing new motor vehicle technology on roadways. Although new technology often advances transportation and introduces new solutions to traditional fuel-operated vehicles, new issues may arise when used in everyday life. The National Transportation Safety Board recently launched an investigation involving one of Florida's recent fatal car accidents that involved a new Tesla vehicle.

Family law: Divorces over the age of 50 are increasing

It might be tempting to speculate that married couples who have been married 20 years or more will not experience a divorce. Statistics indicate that it is not always the case. Currently, divorce among couples in Florida and across the United States who are over the age of 50 are increasing. Most individuals facing these circumstances will secure the assistance of a family law attorney.

When affairs started on Facebook lead to divorce

When you found out that your spouse was cheating, you may have felt beyond betrayed. You may also have wondered whether you should have known sooner. Before you beat yourself up, you may want to understand that this type of issue leads to the ending of many marriages, and you likely did not have reason to suspect the problem prematurely.

Motorcycle accidents: Man killed in collison with car

Although Florida weather is almost perfect year-round for motorcycle riding, springtime is hard to beat. The sweltering heat has not yet arrived, and any coolness from the winter is long gone. As riders increasingly use a bike to travel versus another vehicle, the opportunities for motorcycle accidents also increase. One recent accident resulted in serious injuries and one rider's death.

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