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Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Insurance Company Advertising Continues To Grow

    Insurance Company Advertising Continues To Grow
    Every year in Tallahassee the insurance company lobbyists  push for Tort Reform.  The story is always the same. The poor insurance companies are losing millions of dollars, and if something isn’t done soon, then all the…
  • Aug 20

    Why Flakka Is Florida’s New Most Dangerous Drug (And What You Need to Know)

    Why Flakka Is Florida’s New Most Dangerous Drug (And What You Need to Know)
    So many of America’s most outrageous headlines seem to begin with the same two words — “Florida man.” Or, as was the case in Fort Lauderdale recently, “Florida superhuman.” The Sunshine State has a…
  • Aug 2

    When Are Dentists Liable for Dental Malpractice?

    When Are Dentists Liable for Dental Malpractice?
    We all hear a lot about medical malpractice, but how does that apply to dentists? Are they treated the same as other doctors under Florida Medical Malpractice Law? Does Florida recognize dental malpractice? We answer these questions and more…
Rank this Week: 875

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 928

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 909

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out
    Angel Fraley, a Seattle seamstress, claims that Facebook used her image and name to advertise products to her Facebook friends without her permission. She sued the company to make sure it did not happen again and became a lead plaintiff in a…
  • Mar 9

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight
    According to U.S. News, about 30 million Americans currently have debt being pursued by collections agencies. Thus far, the federal government has had very little oversight of these organizations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Mar 7

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 871

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 1033

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Aug 29

    Table of Revised Income Tax Return Filing Due Date

    Table of Revised Income Tax Return Filing Due Date
    Rather than have to look these up constantly, I have created for myself (and my readers) a cheat sheet summary of the new filing dates enacted in the recently enacted Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of…
  • Aug 24

    Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]

    Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 23

    IRS Announces Delay in Consistent Basis Notice to Beneficiaries Rule

    IRS Announces Delay in Consistent Basis Notice to Beneficiaries Rule
    I recently wrote about the provisions of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 that require estates to give statements to beneficiaries regarding the basis of property if an estate tax return is…
Rank this Week: 969

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    When Divorces Go Wrong, You Can Appeal

    When Divorces Go Wrong, You Can Appeal
    If your divorce case goes wrong, you made need to appeal the judge’s decision. Judges don’t always get it right. I’ve witnessed this as a Jacksonville family and divorce lawyer. Whenever, cases have reached a final…
  • Aug 5

    Divorce Happen

    Divorce Happen
    Divorce is an unfortunate reality.  It happens to people of all walks of life from the average Joe to household names like celebrity couple Gwen Steffani and Gavin Rossdale.   According to TMZ.com, Gwen filed for divorce on Monday.…
  • Jul 11

    Divorce: Ways to Save Money

    Divorce: Ways to Save Money
    “Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it. “- Unknown As a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, I can tell you that the average person that is thinking of divorce worries about the cost of  divorce.  The ugly…
Rank this Week: 962

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and sexual abuse. By David J. Halberg.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
    The clothing maker Precious Cargo is recalling 479,000 onesies due to a choking hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the snaps on the garments can detach and become a choking hazard. The recall includes onesies with a three…
  • Aug 10

    Cruise Ships: Accidents and Sexual Assault

    Cruise Ships: Accidents and Sexual Assault
    Every year millions of Americans go aboard cruise ships for a vacation and are unaware that accidents and sexual assaults on cruise ships are handled in a far different manner than regular personal injury cases. Florida is a major cruise…
  • Jul 31

    PICC Line Injurie

    PICC Line Injurie
    The South Florida medical malpractice law firm of David J. Halberg P.A. handles cases involving injuries from PICC lines (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter). These devices along with IV catheters and ports can be helpful if properly…
Rank this Week: 1029

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Aug 19

    Qualified Renunciation

    Qualified Renunciation
    Part II As we’ve previously written about on this blog, while one of the pleading requirements for a Will Contest or Trust Contest in Florida is a general allegation in the complaint that the contestant renounces any benefit he or…
  • Aug 18

    Change in Statutory Duty of Un-Qualified Personal Representative

    Change in Statutory Duty of Un-Qualified Personal Representative
    When a person dies, with or without a last will and testament, there is a high probability that the person who died (the “Decedent”) will have left behind obligations that must be fulfilled and other matters that must be addressed
  • Jul 27

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?
    Choosing someone to act as your successor trustee upon your death or incapacity is not a decision that you should take lightly. Not only does that nominated successor trustee have a duty and obligation to carry out your wishes, but
Rank this Week: 998

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 954

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

By Matthew Sarelson & John Leighton.

http://www.resortinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 984

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
  • Jul 31

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
Rank this Week: 978

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    2015 CHANGES TO FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES

    2015 CHANGES TO FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES
     A “Designation of Health Care Surrogate” (“Designation”) is typically prepared in connection with one’s basic estate planning documents. A Designation is a written document naming someone to make health…
  • Aug 26

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 25

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU
    FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES: Effective October 1st, an individual may assign the power to a surrogate to make health care decisions for that person even if the person is not incapacitated. If there is ever a conflict between the…
Rank this Week: 1073

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud
    A recent case in Illinois highlights a common battleground in qui tam whistleblower cases namely, the whistleblower who keeps and relies upon company documents to prove the fraud allegations of his or her complaint. In Shmushkovich v. Home…
  • Aug 6

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel
    As recently reported by CBS News, federal authorities are currently investigating widespread fraud occurring in the area of compounded pharmaceuticals and compounding pharmacies. Compounding refers to the process by which medications can…
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 1061

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers brain and other catastrophic injuries . By Leesfield Scolaro.

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
  • Jul 28

    Social Media's Impact on Personal Injury Cases by Daniel L. Diaz-Balart

    Social Media's Impact on Personal Injury Cases by Daniel L. Diaz-Balart
    Find this article written for and published in the Daily Business Review. Lawyers who fail to utilize social media's increased role in the legal profession, or who fail to properly anticipate how it may come up in litigation, do so at their…
  • Jul 17

    GoFundMe as an alternative to predatory Lawsuit Loan

    GoFundMe as an alternative to predatory Lawsuit Loan
    With the development over the past few years of online crowd funding, websites like GoFundMe have gained in popularity at an exponential rate. Since its inception, GoFundMe claims to have raised over $1.2 billion through its website. Quite…
  • Jul 15

    Life-threatening injuries to bicycle accident victim in Fort Lauderdale

    Life-threatening injuries to bicycle accident victim in Fort Lauderdale
    On Monday, Colleen Berzok was riding her bicycle near the Sunrise Boulevard bridge in Fort Lauderdale, not far from her home, when she was hit by a car. Reports about Colleen's injuries are not optimistic and qualified as life-threatening. …
Rank this Week: 1151

Neufeld Law Firm

Neufeld Law Firm

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability news.

http://www.neufeldlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    It’s a Stretch to Call Limousines Safe

    It’s a Stretch to Call Limousines Safe
      I recently read an article in the New York Times about a sad limousine t-bone car accident, involving a bunch of women taking wine tour in a stretch limousine. At first glance, one would think that the women did everything right. They…
  • Jun 15

    Night Car Accident Injuries: A Problem for Teen

    Night Car Accident Injuries: A Problem for Teen
    Study finds that Teenagers are Particularly Susceptible to Night time Car Crashes A prior blog post of mine discussed that car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers (15-19 years old) around the world. According to…
  • May 29

    Car Crash Lawyer: Drunk Driving Loophole Endangers Floridian

    Car Crash Lawyer: Drunk Driving Loophole Endangers Floridian
    Car Crash Lawyer: Drunk Driving Loophole Endangers Floridians Though we may groan at a traffic ticket or occasionally wish we could drive faster when running late, most Floridians agree with one very important traffic rule—do not drink…
Rank this Week: 1146

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 1110

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 1059

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 1118

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is underway. From August 19 through September 7, 2015, the national drunk driving enforcement crackdown will run to…
  • Aug 21

    UCF Police Increasing DUI Patrols Friday

    UCF Police Increasing DUI Patrols Friday
    The UCF Police Department, in partnership with Florida Highway Patrol, Orange County and Seminole County sheriff’s offices, will be amping up their efforts to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads Friday. The agencies will be…
  • Aug 17

    Mother Accused of DUI with Child in Car

    Mother Accused of DUI with Child in Car
    A mother was arrested in Marion County after she was accused of driving under the influence while her 2-year-old daughter slept in a car seat in the back seat. The 26-year-old faces charges of DUI and child neglect. The Marion County…
Rank this Week: 1270

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Statutory Rape

    Statutory Rape
    States, including Florida, often pass laws to protect children.  Statutory rape laws are intended to protect children from being victims of sexual advances by older people.  Florida Statute 794.05, entitled Unlawful Sexual Activity…
  • Aug 31

    Illegal Searches and Suppression of Evidence

    Illegal Searches and Suppression of Evidence
    In general, a warrantless search at a person’s home will be considered unreasonable, unless one of five exceptions to the warrant requirement is met.  Evidence gained as a result of illegal searches can be suppressed by the trial…
  • Aug 25

    Shooting Your Gun in Self Defense

    Shooting Your Gun in Self Defense
    If you are a gun owner with thoughts of protecting yourself and/or your family, getting a concealed carry permit is an important task for you.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer and Florida gun rights lawyer, I can tell you that…
Rank this Week: 1220

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1229

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1226

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 1257

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Sep 2

    Commingling Nonmarital Asset

    Commingling Nonmarital Asset
    One or both parties in a divorce case may have come to the marriage with an asset. In many cases, these assets become the property of both parties during the marriage due to the commingling of nonmarital assets with marital…
  • Aug 31

    Givens Givens Sparks' Chris Codling Featured on NBC 8's "On Your Side"

    Givens Givens Sparks' Chris Codling Featured on NBC 8's "On Your Side"
    Our very own Chris Codling was featured on NBC 8’s segment titled “On Your Side.” Codling is representing a homeowner who experienced property damage due to a sink hole. Homeowners found a six-foot deep sinkhole between …
  • Aug 19

    Alimony for Adultery in Florida?

    Alimony for Adultery in Florida?
    Florida is often referred to as a no fault divorce state. The lack of a requirement to prove fault when getting a divorce in Florida is generally thought of as contributing to a shorter divorce case. No longer do couples going through…
Rank this Week: 1313

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
  • Aug 31

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Burden on Defendant to Prove Entitlement to Offset

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Burden on Defendant to Prove Entitlement to Offset
    Personal injury plaintiffs and defendants battle over past and future damages. One frequent battleground concerns the amount a plaintiff should be awarded for future medical expenses. Not infrequently, plaintiffs have sources such as…
  • Aug 30

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Future Damages Not Offset by Parental Payment

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Future Damages Not Offset by Parental Payment
    Florida’s civil justice system allows accident victims to seek damages from those alleged to be at fault. Damages awardable fall into two broad categories: Economic and non-economic. Economic damages include medical expenses (past and…
  • Aug 29

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Florida’s First DCA Ostensibly Workers’ Compensation’s Supreme Court

    Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Florida’s First DCA Ostensibly Workers’ Compensation’s Supreme Court
    Florida has five district courts of appeal. These courts are charged with reviewing rulings and outcomes arising in lower tribunals. Above these courts sits the Florida Supreme Court. This court reviews decisions issued by the…
Rank this Week: 1349

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1366

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais Rusak & Cerda-Collazo .

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1360

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 17

    Estate Planning Is for Young Adults too

    Estate Planning Is for Young Adults too
    “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin may not have been referencing estate planning when he made that statement, but aptly applies to creating estate planning documents. There are many individuals…
  • Aug 4

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Made by High-Net-Worth Individual

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Made by High-Net-Worth Individual
    A well thought out and thorough estate plan is one of the best things you can leave behind for your loved ones.  Like all others, high net worth individuals should take the process seriously to ensure that their wishes are honored, and…
  • Jul 22

    Create a GRAT Before Interest Rates Rise

    Create a GRAT Before Interest Rates Rise
    Interest rates are currently at an all-time low, making it an imperative time to consider all the potential estate planning options that you may have.  Low interest rates provide an advantageous opportunity to utilize grantor-retained…
Rank this Week: 1392

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Aug 7

    More Problems Reported with Silencerco NFA Trust “EasyTrust”

    More Problems Reported with Silencerco NFA Trust “EasyTrust”
    David McCleary a Michigan Gun Trust Lawyer written about the problems he  has seen with the so called EasyTrust Gun Trust by Silencerco.  Today I received an email from him stating that in his opinion the trust is “horribly…
  • Aug 3

    Gun Trust and Foreiture of Weapons under Protest

    Gun Trust and Foreiture of Weapons under Protest
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have recently decided to re-classify parachute flares and 40mm chalk rounds as explosives and begun the confiscation process. Those in the gun industry feel this ruling could soon be…
  • Jul 10

    Can I bring a firearm into a Hospital in Florida?

    Can I bring a firearm into a Hospital in Florida?
    As a gun trust attorney it is my duty to keep up with the latest gun laws throughout the country and clients are often surprised how different the laws can vary state to state.  I was recently asked by a client if someone with a valid…
Rank this Week: 1432

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Second Foreclosure Case and Quiet Title Action

    Second Foreclosure Case and Quiet Title Action
    A 2013 Florida case dealt with the issue of whether a mortgage remained enforceable after a the dismissal of a foreclosure case and more than five years has passed from the date of the first default in mortgage payments.  The homeowner…
  • Jul 1

    Fallacy of Reasoning: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"

    Fallacy of Reasoning: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"
    "Post hoc ergo propter hoc"  is Latin for the fallacy of reasoning of "after this, therefore because of this."  In an episode of West Wing, President Bartlet  challenged the 27 lawyers in the room that at least one of them…
  • Jul 1

    Introduction to Chapter 13

    Introduction to Chapter 13
    A chapter 13 case is started by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court along with the schedules and statements that explain the person's financial situation. Under chapter 13, the debtor must submit a plan or reorganization to provide…
Rank this Week: 1331

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    “Bill Cosby Is Innocent…”

    “Bill Cosby Is Innocent…”
    …says my friend Whoopi Goldberg. In defending Bill Cosby, she stated, “The bottom line is, that’s the law.” She added,”Innocent until proven guilty.” In illustrating the importance of due process, Whoopi…
  • Jun 29

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?
    INTRODUCTION It has just been revealed that all six of the criminally charged Baltimore police officers, who were involved in the arrest of now deceased Freddie Gray, provided statements to law enforcement investigators. At the time of this…
  • Jun 22

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!
    This one really gets me. Two parents from Florida were arrested for felony child neglect. What did they do? Starve their child? Deprive their child of needed medical care? Leave the child abandoned on the streets for days with no food,…
Rank this Week: 1333

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Human Trafficking Victims Sue Website Used to Conduct Cybersex Sting

    Human Trafficking Victims Sue Website Used to Conduct Cybersex Sting
    An ongoing police operation has led to dozens of arrests on solicitation and human trafficking charges, according to the Providence Police Department and the city's Major Jorge Elorza. Throughout this operation,…
  • Jun 24

    Understanding the Difference Between Solicitation and Human Trafficking

    Understanding the Difference Between Solicitation and Human Trafficking
    A recent article in the online legal journal, Above the Law, discussed a typical cybersex prostitution sting in Texas that had an interesting legal twist. One of the men taken into custody that day, Aaron…
  • Jun 15

    Florida Cybersex Sting Nets Men Who Worked at Disney World and other Tourist Attraction

    Florida Cybersex Sting Nets Men Who Worked at Disney World and other Tourist Attraction
    The latest installment in Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd's crusade to crack down on Internet child sex offenders led to the arrest of no less than 22 men, each one of them looking to have sex with girls whom they believed to be…
Rank this Week: 1430

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?

    Pain & Suffering – What’s it Worth?
    Can you sue for pain and suffering in an accident or medical malpractice case in Florida? The short answer is yes. However, there are other factors that go into pain and suffering claims and the potential for monetary awards. These are things…
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak
      Do insurers have a responsibility to pay for long term leaks in the house? The answer is usually no. Most homeowners’ insurance policies have an exclusion for long term leaks. The policies will pay for leaks that are discovered…
  • Feb 6

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
Rank this Week: 1408

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Mar 30

    Why You Need Probate to Sell Real Estate

    Why You Need Probate to Sell Real Estate
    Here’s a frequently asked question that deserves a slightly more intricate answer: “I’m clearly a child of (the decedent). Why can’t I just sign a quit claim deed over to myself so I can sell this property?”…
  • Mar 25

    Caution: “Probate Paralegals” on Craigslist

    Caution: “Probate Paralegals” on Craigslist
    Yesterday, I received what was otherwise a routine call about a potential probate case: The caller told me she had hired a “probate paralegal” to prepare the paperwork that she, the caller, would then file the case herself. She…
  • Mar 3

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?
    This is a followup to my previous post on starting Probate in Florida, specifically Formal Administration. The initial push in probate is dedicated to convincing the judge to appoint you as the personal representative (PR) and then issuing…
Rank this Week: 1279

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce
    A recent case from the Florida First District Court of Appeal discusses what, if any, restrictions are allowed to be placed on a parent regarding the religious training of their children. (Pierson v. Pierson, 1D14-79 (Fla. 1st DCA August 18,…
  • Aug 25

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida
    Child Support in Florida is calculated using the Florida Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines use the mother's and father's net incomes to determine the child support obligation."Net income" is determined by subtracting a party's…
  • Aug 20

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
Rank this Week: 1419

Estate & Tax Planning Musings

Estate & Tax Planning Musings

Provides updates on estate and tax planning information and cases. By Marc J. Soss.

http://estate-taxplanningmusings.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Modified Accumulation Trusts For IRA or Other Qualified Plan Benefits at Death

    Modified Accumulation Trusts For IRA or Other Qualified Plan Benefits at Death
    Recent private letter rulings issued by the Internal Revenue Service have created concern among estate-planning attorneys regarding the best way to draft trusts that are intended as potential receptacles of IRA or other qualified plan…
  • Mar 22

    Richest States Could Be the Best for Estate Planning

    Richest States Could Be the Best for Estate Planning
    A recent study powered by TheStreet reports that the following are the states with the most and the least liquid millionaires as a percentage of the total population, listed in descending order:Most Millionaires:HawaiiMarylandNew…
  • Dec 14

    IRS Loses Billion Dollar Transfer Pricing Case

    IRS Loses Billion Dollar Transfer Pricing Case
    The IRS lost a billion dollar § 482 transfer pricing case yesterday. Veritas Software Corp. v. Commissioner, 133 T.C. No. 14 (Dec. 10, 2009):
Rank this Week: 1371

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    INVOLUNTARY BANKRUPTCY 101: BEWARE OF THE PITFALLS

    INVOLUNTARY BANKRUPTCY 101: BEWARE OF THE PITFALLS
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Armando Nozzolilloand J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Armando Nozzolillo of Rogers TowersAs mentioned in previous posts, filing an involuntary bankruptcy petition could subject a petitioning creditor to…
  • Sep 1

    Can a Borrower Extinguish My Junior Lien By Purchasing and Foreclosing a Senior Lien?

    Can a Borrower Extinguish My Junior Lien By Purchasing and Foreclosing a Senior Lien?
    Authored by Mark S. Mitchell and Timothy D. Hedrickand Mark S. Mitchell and Timothy D. Hedrick of Rogers TowersThrough the economic turmoil of the late 2000s, borrowers came up with creative (and at times, inequitable) ways to protect their…
  • Aug 27

    MILITARY LENDING ACT COVERS SOME BANKING PRODUCTS

    MILITARY LENDING ACT COVERS SOME BANKING PRODUCTS
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersOn July 22, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued its final rule implementing the Military Lending Act (MLA).  Enacted in 2006, the MLA seeks to protect active-duty military members and…
Rank this Week: 1501

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Railroad Accidents a Real Risk in Florida

    Railroad Accidents a Real Risk in Florida
    According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety, there has been a sharp increase in railroad accident deaths – from 301 deaths in 2014 to 363 deaths in 2015. A total of 22 of these railroad accident deaths have…
  • Sep 2

    Injured as a Passenger in a Car Wreck? Understand Your Right

    Injured as a Passenger in a Car Wreck? Understand Your Right
    You are in the front passenger seat of your friend’s vehicle. They are driving down Coral Way in Miami, Florida when another driver t-bones the vehicle. You suffer serious injuries including whiplash, a bulging disc in your L4/L5…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do in an Accident with a Rental Car

    What to Do in an Accident with a Rental Car
    You just arrived in Miami and are ready to enjoy some of the city’s amazing amenities. You are traveling down Coral Way when a careless driver t-bones your rental vehicle. Our team of experienced Miami car accident attorneys deal with…
Rank this Week: 1530

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pinellas woman arrested, turns one bad decision into two

    Pinellas woman arrested, turns one bad decision into two
    Our fair state and our county gets another national nod as the New York Daily News writes up a brief story about a woman who was arrested for driving under the influence as well as possession of a controlled substance.  Perhaps…
  • Aug 28

    Why you need to hire your lawyer before charges are filed

    Why you need to hire your lawyer before charges are filed
    One of the most common mistakes we come across is when people are first arrested.  Many people make the mistake of waiting until their first court date before hiring a criminal defense lawyer.  They figure that once they are…
  • Aug 20

    Recommended disbarment for Bubba the Love Sponge lawyer

    Recommended disbarment for Bubba the Love Sponge lawyer
    We have previously blogged about the now infamous DUI set-up during a civil trial involving two Tampa Bay area DJ s.  We then blogged about the possible punishment and the aftermath.  Now there is word coming down that the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1539

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Donald Trump and U.S. Immigration

    Donald Trump and U.S. Immigration
    “[Donald] Trump said he wants to require employers to pay H-1B workers much more money, which he said would discourage companies from hiring them and boost job prospects for Americans. “He also wants to have tech jobs offered to…
  • Aug 31

    Successful E-2 Visas for Business Purchase

    Successful E-2 Visas for Business Purchase
    Boyer Law Firm has recently obtained several E-2 visas for clients through the purchase of a business. One of these business purchases was for $60,000. The client also invested in other items in order to raise their investment amount to…
  • Aug 28

    Florida Small Business – Top 10 Least Burdensome State

    Florida Small Business – Top 10 Least Burdensome State
    Florida small business ranked among the top 10 best states for regulatory business climate, according to a study from the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute. Florida, which ranked No. 9 overall, came in about average for its…
Rank this Week: 1603

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Treasure Coast Alzheimer's film, symposium free for caregivers and professional

    Florida Treasure Coast Alzheimer's film, symposium free for caregivers and professional
    Attention dementia caregivers and professionals: Dementia caregivers and professionals are invited to see the film, His Neighbor Phil - A Story of Love, Devotion and Alzheimer's Disease on Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at The Grace Place…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Medicaid divisor increase

    Florida Medicaid divisor increase
    Effective September 1, 2015, the Florida Medicaid penalty divisor is $8,346.00. (It was $7,995.00). If an otherwise eligible applicant for long-term care Medicaid benefits has made uncompensated transfers during the look-back period…
  • Aug 25

    Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more

    Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more
    We had a great turnout at our three August breakfast workshops for social workers and health care workers! Attendees networked, and heard updates about several important topics: Attorney Joseph Karp discussed the health care community's…
Rank this Week: 1602

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Can Punitive Damages Be Awarded For Texting And Driving?

    Can Punitive Damages Be Awarded For Texting And Driving?
    Last year Florida passed a law banning texting while driving (F.S. 316.305).  The Legislature stated that the intent of the statute was to:Improve roadway safety for all vehicle operators, passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other…
  • Aug 31

    Has your Child’s Bicycle Been Recalled Over A Safety Hazard?

    Has your Child’s Bicycle Been Recalled Over A Safety Hazard?
    When you hear the word “recall” you usually think of an unsafe car or bad food. However, any item can be recalled due to some sort of safety hazard. This includes things like clothes, toys and even decorative items.  The…
  • Aug 27

    Six Tips To Remember When Preparing For A Hurricane!

    Six Tips To Remember When Preparing For A Hurricane!
    Hurricane season is here and the peak of the season is right around the corner. Are you prepared if a hurricane hits your area? There are many things that can help you stay safe when a hurricane comes along but here are six tips to remember…
Rank this Week: 1576

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1615

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    GAO: Student Loan Debt Can be Collected Through Social Security Payment

    GAO: Student Loan Debt Can be Collected Through Social Security Payment
    There’s an old saying regarding two certainties in life: Death and taxes. As it turns out, you can also be pretty certain of another: The U.S. government is probably never going to forgive your student loan debt. In fact, not only with…
  • Aug 30

    CFPB Fines CitiBank $700M for Illegal Credit Card Practice

    CFPB Fines CitiBank $700M for Illegal Credit Card Practice
    The world’s largest credit card lender has been ordered by a U.S. government watchdog agency to repay $700 million to its customers, plus $70 million in fines, due to illegal practices. Specifically, the bank marketed numerous add-on…
  • Aug 28

    Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP

    Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has firmly stated she will not run for President in the 2016 general election. However, she is still vying to keep her U.S. Senate seat, and she is continuing her staunch advocacy for consumer protections. Among these…
Rank this Week: 1533