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January 2019 Archives

Social media in divorce – things to avoid

Social media is a daily part of our lives. It’s second nature for us to post about our happenings, our triumphs, the successes of our kids and anything else we find worthy and important from our day. We tweet our thoughts, snap our pictures and share our videos. But if you’re in the middle of a divorce, it’s best to limit or stop using social media altogether.

Man charged with drunk driving after fatal accident

A car crash is always an upsetting event. If the accident involves the use of drugs or alcohol, it only complicates the tragedy. This is the case, police say, in a recent accident that killed one young Florida woman and injured another. Drunk driving is being blamed for the incident.

How to know if you have a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you've been involved in a car accident, you've likely heard the term Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Traumatic brain injury affects approximately two million people each year and while some injuries are minor and won't require care, roughly 200,000 will need medical attention. A brain injury can even be fatal. Some 50,000 people die each year in the United States as a result of their injuries.

High-asset divorce: Amazon CEO splitting with wife

Divorce is relatively common these days. People usually marry with the best of intentions, fully believing in their marriage lasting a lifetime, but that is, sadly, not reality for many people here in Florida and around the country. The issue can become even more complex when the couple in question has amassed a great deal of wealth during the marriage. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of e-commerce giant, Amazon, recently announced the end of his marriage, and the high-asset divorce that will likely follow may be one of the largest divorce settlements in history.

Former Florida Polytechnic cop accused of sex crimes

Sexual crimes can be particularly devastating to victims, but also to those who are accused of committing them. If an accused person is convicted, it can not only have legal consequences, but personal ones as well, including harm to his or her career and reputation. A man here in Florida may find out just what those consequences entail, as he now stands accused of several sex crimes.

Gray divorce has doubled

Divorce is fairly common in the United States among all age groups but the rate of older couples getting divorced has doubled in the last 25 years. Also known as "gray divorce", divorces among those over 50 are happening in record numbers.

Teens are more likely to text and drive

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes in the country, claiming roughly 3,500 lives every year. Despite stricter laws and publicity campaigns, it still occurs at an alarming rate.

Nation's strictest drunk driving law may have far reaching effect

Florida drivers likely know that consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car could impair their driving ability. Some are comfortable consuming a certain level of alcohol that they believe will not raise their blood alcohol content above the state's percentage limit of .08. However, this could change soon as several states are exploring lowering that legal limit in the hopes of preventing drunk driving incidents.

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