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Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law

Covers changes in Florida law in the area of estate planning, tax law and probate law. By Marc J. Soss.

http://blog.fl-estateplanning.com
  • Jun 6

    CAN MY FLORIDA IRREVOCABLE TRUST BE TERMINATED

    CAN MY FLORIDA IRREVOCABLE TRUST BE TERMINATED
    In February 2014, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal in the case of Peck v. Peck (Case no. 2D13-113. Fla. 2d DCA Feb. 26, 2014) affirmed a trial court ruling that, if the settlor and all beneficiaries of an irrevocable trust…
  • Jun 5

    IOWA COURT UPHOLDS FLORIDA POSTNUP AGREEMENT

    IOWA COURT UPHOLDS FLORIDA POSTNUP AGREEMENT
    The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a Florida postnuptial agreement, executed two decades earlier when the couple were living in Florida, waiving rights to each other's property was valid.  The court ruled that the surviving…
  • Jun 5

    ARE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS THE BEST SAVINGS OPTION FOR A CHILD

    ARE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS THE BEST SAVINGS OPTION FOR A CHILD
    Family members (parents, grand-parents and relatives) are constantly looking for the best way to gift and save money for their relatives (usually children).  One commonly used option is a "custodial account" (established…
Rank this Week: 3232

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 962

Florida Family Law Blawg

Florida Family Law Blawg

Covers Florida family law cases and news. By Christopher Chopin.

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed today in Jeffers v. McLeary, a case in which the Father appealed an amended final judgment of paternity on the grounds that the Court was required to take evidence from each party regarding…
  • Apr 17

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Rudel v. Rudel, a case involving two German residents.  While the Wife and daughter of the parties had temporarily moved to Florida for the minor child to attend school, the Wife filed a…
  • Apr 17

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Ingram v. Ingram, reversing as to a single issue raised.  Referencing an “unfortunate experience” with a BB gun while on a visit with his father, the Fourth District upheld a…
Rank this Week: 1237

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use – it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions…
Rank this Week: 4954

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 638

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: 4117

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Citizens Property Insurance Votes to Lower Insurance Rates, But Not For Everyone in South Florida

    Citizens Property Insurance Votes to Lower Insurance Rates, But Not For Everyone in South Florida
    For the first time in over four years, Citizens Property Insurance ("Citizens") has voted to lower rates for approximately 70 percent of its customers. For everyone else, however, there will be yet another year of increases. The rate change…
  • Jun 30

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem
    There are many things that may happen when you find your dream home and go under contract, but when that perfect place comes with a cracked foundation, there are things that you can do to protect your interests. In many instances, damage to…
  • Jun 1

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill
    The Florida House passed HB 129, commonly referred to as the "Citizens Sinkhole Repair Bill," by a vote of 85-25 on Friday, April 11, 2014. This bill contains several changes concerning Florida's sinkhole law, but only for claims submitted…
Rank this Week: 3196

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    I have an Order of Removal or Deportation, what can I do now?

    I have an Order of Removal or Deportation, what can I do now?
    Many non-citizens find themselves in this exact position at some point in their lives. Sometimes, they do not even know they have an order of removal or deportation until they apply for a green card or other immigration benefit. When you…
  • Sep 25

    Summary of Recent Published Immigration Cases by the BIA and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

    Summary of Recent Published Immigration Cases by the BIA and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
    Recent Published BIA Decisions:Matter of L-G-H-, 26 I&N Dec. 365 (BIA 2014); Board held that Fla. Stat. § 893.13(1)(a)(1) (Sale/manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance or possession with intent to do so) is divisible, and may…
  • Sep 23

    Immigration Decision Bad for Non-Citizens Convicted of Marijuana Possession

    Immigration Decision Bad for Non-Citizens Convicted of Marijuana Possession
    The Board of Immigration Appeals recently issued a decision that will have serious negative consequences for non-citizens convicted of marijuana (cannabis) possession. See Matter of Dominguez-Rodriguez, 26 I&N Dec. 408 (BIA 2014). The…
Rank this Week: 4787

Florida Immigration Lawyers Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigration law, visas, and deportation. By Punancy & Cosentino, P.A.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Sandy VIctim

    Sandy VIctim
    Temporary Immigration Benefit Relief Measures Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy USCIS has posted a reminder to immigrants and nonimmigrants affected by Hurricane Sandy of certain benefits and relief that may be available to…
  • Jul 23

    H-2 B Update

    H-2 B Update
    USCIS Publishes Updated H-2B Visa Number
  • May 10

    Dream Act Again

    Dream Act Again
    Senator Marco Rubio is going to introduce his version of the Dream Act with hopes of getting an approval by the end of the summer. We hope that this will help millions of young people who are living in the United States with no hope for the…
Rank this Week: 2329

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/
Rank this Week: 521

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury law in Florida. By The Madalon Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.floridainjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Hotel Accidents and Injuries: When is the hotel responsible?

    Hotel Accidents and Injuries: When is the hotel responsible?
    Florida is by far one of the most popular vacation and tourism destinations. However, when a person goes on vacation, the last thing he or she expects is to suffer a terrible injury while staying in a hotel or resort. Under Florida statutory…
  • Sep 5

    Prescription Painkiller Patche

    Prescription Painkiller Patche
    Generally speaking most of us have used a patch in one form or another, maybe a nicotine patch to aid in a smoking cessation program, maybe a birth control patch to aid in contraception, or maybe more commonly an over the counter Icy-Hot…
  • Aug 22

    Rear End Car Accidents - Who's at Fault?

    Rear End Car Accidents - Who's at Fault?
    The most common type of two-vehicle accident in Fort Lauderdale is the "rear-ender" - when a car is bumped or rammed from behind by a following vehicle. Today, the number of rear end car accidents is increasing, due to the many new driver…
Rank this Week: 3401

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 290

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers brain and other catastrophic injuries . By Leesfield & Partners.

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
  • Sep 29

    Addressing the Perils of Parasailing - by Ira H. Leesfield

    Addressing the Perils of Parasailing - by Ira H. Leesfield
    Among all water-based recreation activities that Floridians participate in year-round, parasailing has proven to be the most dangerous. By the very nature of parasailing, accidents invariably result in either catastrophic injuries or death. …
  • Aug 13

    4-year-old child killed by dog in Miami

    4-year-old child killed by dog in Miami
    Dog bite cases are among the saddest and most tragic cases when representing victims and families in personal injury cases. Today in Miami, a four year-old was apparently mauled to death by a dog at 12301 SW 230th Street. The details of…
  • Jul 7

    Fatal boating collision on takes four live

    Fatal boating collision on takes four live
    In May, Ira Leesfield underlined the increased dangers in all water-related activities, including boating, during national holidays when he wrote: "Memorial Day boating and water sports highlight safety issues in the Florida keys." This past…
Rank this Week: 2179

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013
    It has become increasingly difficult for me reconcile the idyllic vision I enjoyed of the practice of personal injury law in the first two decades of my legal career with the reality of being an attorney in Miami in 2013. I took the Oath of…
  • Sep 26

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street
    One of the very first things we all learn as children is to hold hands when we cross the street.  As we get older and realize that crossing a street is a “survivable” experience, the need to hold hands and the fear both…
  • Sep 24

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou
    A horrifying scene played out on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, Florida, when James Schneider, 35, pulled his pickup truck over and got out of the vehicle in an attempt to save a stranded cat.  During the cat rescue, a driver…
Rank this Week: 475

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident, injury, and medical malpractice legal issues. By Hannon & Boyers.

http://www.florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Elderly Man Dead, Woman Injured in Miami Stabbing

    Elderly Man Dead, Woman Injured in Miami Stabbing
    Violent crime is a serious problem in Miami and around the state. The Miami negligent security lawyers at Hannon & Boyers regularly represent the victims of violent crime and help them to obtain compensation for injuries and in many cases…
  • May 23

    Alternatives to Prevent Drunk Driving

    Alternatives to Prevent Drunk Driving
    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2009, Florida ranked 3rd in the nation for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) fatality rates in both adults and underage drinkers. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Floridians…
  • May 20

    Orlando, FL is Most Dangerous City For Pedestrian

    Orlando, FL is Most Dangerous City For Pedestrian
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new report suggests that pedestrians in Orlando, FL are most likely to be involved in an Orlando automobile/pedestrian accident. The report ranked Orlando as the most dangerous metropolitan area in the nation for…
Rank this Week: 1367

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Sep 30

    Hughs v. Kia Motors Corp. - Lack of Fuel-Switch Not Cause of Fatal Brain Injury in Crash

    Hughs v. Kia Motors Corp. - Lack of Fuel-Switch Not Cause of Fatal Brain Injury in Crash
    The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld ruling from a trial court granting summary judgment in favor of an auto manufacturer facing allegations of liability for failure to install a fuel shut-off switch on its cars. In passenger vehicles, a…
  • Sep 29

    Ainsworth v. Chandler - Premise Liability Claim Success Hinges on Plaintiff Statu

    Ainsworth v. Chandler - Premise Liability Claim Success Hinges on Plaintiff Statu
    One of the first things our Fort Myers premises liability lawyers will do in reviewing a trip-and-fall case is to determine the legal status of the plaintiff at the time of the incident. That is, was the plaintiff a business invitee? A…
  • Sep 28

    Gallon v. Geico - Could Insurance Agent's Falsehood Double Payment?

    Gallon v. Geico - Could Insurance Agent's Falsehood Double Payment?
    Recently, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal was tasked with considering whether an insurance agent's misstatement characterizing a customer's coverage could ultimately result in doubling payout for her injured son. Answer? It's…
Rank this Week: 1347

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, dangerous products, injuries to children and work-related accidents. By Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A.

http://www.flainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Car Accident Injures Sheriff's Office Deputy

    Car Accident Injures Sheriff's Office Deputy
    A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured after a rollover accident with a vehicle in Loxahatchee last month. The accident, which involved a car and the pickup truck which the deputy was driving, left one other person injured…
  • Oct 10

    Product Liability Lawyer Discusses Injuries Related to Circumcision Clamp

    Product Liability Lawyer Discusses Injuries Related to Circumcision Clamp
    A California mother recently received a $4.6 million settlement for the injury caused to her son when he was circumcised at one week old. Melanie Hall settled with Miltex Inc, a Mogen circumcision clamp manufacturer, and parent company…
  • Oct 6

    Plantation Car Accident Injures Police Officer

    Plantation Car Accident Injures Police Officer
    Broward County - A Plantation accident involving three vehicles has injured a police officer and his dog. The accident happened on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, when an SUV struck Plantation police officer Curtis Hampton's car head-on. …
Rank this Week: 3820

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Aug 5

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer
    According to "Ride Smart Florida" there are more than 600,000 registered motorcycles across the state of Florida. Unfortunately, statistics also show that during 2012, there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles. When you…
  • Aug 5

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer
    According to “Ride Smart Florida” there are more than 600,000 registered motorcycles across the state of Florida. Unfortunately, statistics also show that during 2012, there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles.…
Rank this Week: 614

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance news, cases, class actions, and bad faith insurance claims. By Liggio Benrubi.

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    The Florida Civil Justice System is in peril

    The Florida Civil Justice System is in peril
    I am, at best, and infrequent blogger.  I simply refuse to hire someone to blog for me, (which I understand is the norm, and not the exception), because I think that a blog is personal, and is intended to give my personal insights and…
  • Apr 17

    Lutz v Protective Life Insurance

    Lutz v Protective Life Insurance
    This post is very important for more than 100 Floridians who had health insurance with Protective Life. In order to avoid taking up too much space in this blog post, I will link to some important documents regarding this case which are posted…
  • Apr 16

    Online Travel Agency Settlement for Palm Beach County

    Online Travel Agency Settlement for Palm Beach County
    I, along with two of my best friends, who are terrific trial lawyers, Louis Silber and John Romano, (our local Palm Beach County Legal Dream Team!), have had the very great pleasure of representing our Palm Beach County Tax Collector, Anne…
Rank this Week: 4755

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 224

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 30

    Expand Your Foreign Business in Florida

    Expand Your Foreign Business in Florida
    Many of the companies and businesses you see in Florida are related to or owned by foreign business entities. If you own a foreign company and want to expand your foreign business in Florida, there are different ways you can setup a business…
  • Sep 25

    Florida Company Documents are A Florida Business Contract

    Florida Company Documents are A Florida Business Contract
    Florida company documents to create a company, such as a Florida LLC or Florida Corporation, are a contract between the partners of the business. If these company documents, which should include a Florida Operating Agreement or Florida…
  • Sep 23

    Apply for an E2 Visa in Florida

    Apply for an E2 Visa in Florida
    If you are a foreign individual interested in starting a company in Florida, or who has already started a company in Florida, then you should consider applying for an E2 visa in Florida. An E2 visa allows foreign entrepreneurs who are…
Rank this Week: 548

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
  • Aug 6

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged…
Rank this Week: 937

Florida Law and the Criminal…

Florida Law and the Criminal Justice System

Covers Florida and federal criminal law topics. By Richard Hornsby.

http://blog.richardhornsby.com
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 1

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read
    Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child an available lesser offense; and Does the…
  • Jun 11

    George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instruction

    George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instruction
    For more than a year, supporters of both sides have engaged in endless debate about the wisdom of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and whether George Zimmerman was lawfully defending himself against Trayvon Martin. And since the trial is…
Rank this Week: 4239

Florida Law Updates

Florida Law Updates

Summaries of Florida criminal law cases. By Roger P. Foley.

http://wedefend.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Juvenile Crimes in

    Juvenile Crimes in
    Juvenile Crimes in West Palm Beach and Fort LauderdaleArrested for Possession of Marijuana in Fort Lauderdale?  Arrested for Possession of Marijuana in West Palm Beach?  Know Your Legal Rights When Dealing With Police in Florida.Can the…
  • Mar 25

    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida

    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida
    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida is a Felony Crime.   If you are arrested for the crime of Resisting an Officer With Violence in South Florida you should contact Criminal Lawyer Roger P. Foley.Mr. Foley has offices in…
  • Mar 18

    Diversion Program Issue

    Diversion Program Issue
    “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark TwainI have often wondered why some people take the time to find the right criminal attorney to represent them, sign paperwork, pay them, etc., and then feel the…
Rank this Week: 3882

Florida Mediator

Florida Mediator

A mediator weblog dedicated to Florida's certified mediators. By Perry S. Itkin.

http://floridamediator.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2765

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home abuse. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.floridanursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Videos Capture Horrific Abuse of 99-Year-Old Patient

    Videos Capture Horrific Abuse of 99-Year-Old Patient
    While a civil lawsuit is one remedy for families who have been victimized by nursing home abuse, some cases are so egregious that abusers can be held criminally liable. According to a recent report of nursing home abuse, a 99-year-old man was…
  • Sep 30

    Videos Capture Horrific Abuse of 99-Year-Old Patient

    Videos Capture Horrific Abuse of 99-Year-Old Patient
    While a civil lawsuit is one remedy for families who have been victimized by nursing home abuse, some cases are so egregious that abusers can be held criminally liable. According to a recent report of nursing home abuse, a 99-year-old man was…
  • Sep 20

    “Heat” Neglect in Florida Nursing Home

    “Heat” Neglect in Florida Nursing Home
    During summer months, caretakers must be more wary of the potential dangers of high temperatures. Babies and young children as well as elderly adults are more vulnerable and should never be left unattended in a vehicle or out in the sun.…
Rank this Week: 2161

Florida Personal Injury Attorney…

Florida Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida personal injury topics such as auto, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, as well as insurance. By the Law Offices of Lazarus and Lazarus.

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4372

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys…

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida motor vehicle accidents, personal injury laws and wrongful death claims. By Jason Turchin.

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4129

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal injury developments. By Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck, P.A.

http://www.florida-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Florida Bad Faith Claim

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Florida Bad Faith Claim
    Florida law allows both first-party and third-party bad faith claims. Insurance companies have a duty to handle and adjust claims in good faith. When they fail to do so, the claimant may have a bad faith claim against them. Since the…
  • Sep 25

    Florida Insurer Liable for Sanctions for Insured’s Misrepresentation

    Florida Insurer Liable for Sanctions for Insured’s Misrepresentation
    The Third District recently decided an insurer’s obligation to pay for sanctions resulting from a misrepresentation in testimony by the insured. This case arose after a vehicle struck two pedestrians. In addition to providing liability…
  • Sep 23

    Florida First Party Bad Faith Claim

    Florida First Party Bad Faith Claim
    Florida law encourages insurers to act in good faith by allowing injury victims to bring “bad faith” claims. In a successful bad faith claim, the injury victim may be able to recover an amount greater than the policy limits.…
Rank this Week: 1598

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as boating and car accidents, as well as medical malpractice and slip/trip and fall accidents. By Joseph I. Lipsky.

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

    Bicycle Accidents on the Rise in Palm Beach County

    Bicycle Accidents on the Rise in Palm Beach County
    As a personal injury attorney helping injured victims of bicycle accidents in Palm Beach County, including an ongoing case against Palm Beach County and its contractors, attorney Joseph Lipsky is certainly encouraged that public servants are…
  • May 30

    Too Many Wrongful Deaths in Miami Boating Accident

    Too Many Wrongful Deaths in Miami Boating Accident
    Having represented many families who’ve lost loved ones in deadly boating accidents throughout our South Florida waterways, Miami personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is too familiar with the dangers most people forget are associated…
  • May 28

    Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Happen Too Often in Fort Lauderdale

    Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Happen Too Often in Fort Lauderdale
    As a personal injury attorney helping injured car accident victims in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Attorney Joseph Lipsky knows too well that Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are extremely dangerous for pedestrians. In fact, according to a…
Rank this Week: 4616

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and road safety. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Surviving a South Florida Canal Crash – Don’t Become a Water Death Statistic

    Surviving a South Florida Canal Crash – Don’t Become a Water Death Statistic
    South Florida’s waterways make beautiful scenery, but they are dangerous. With so many waterways that do not have barriers to keep cars from sliding or crashing into them, canal crashes can easily become fatal. These crashes are more…
  • Sep 18

    GM Offering Compensation for 19 Deaths Linked to Faulty Ignition Switch

    GM Offering Compensation for 19 Deaths Linked to Faulty Ignition Switch
    General Motors has offered to pay compensation for 19 deaths that have been linked to faulty ignition switches in the company’s vehicles. The exact dollar amounts of the automaker’s offers were not announced. However, the 19…
  • Sep 17

    Orlando Semi Driver Crushed by Steel Beams in Freak Crash with Fire Truck

    Orlando Semi Driver Crushed by Steel Beams in Freak Crash with Fire Truck
    A semi driver killed Wednesday after he was crushed when his load shifted while yielding to a fire truck near St. Cloud was identified by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office this week. The 32-year-old Orlando driver stopped his semi…
Rank this Week: 1799

Florida Probate and Estate…

Florida Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Answers probate and estate law questions. By Fortenberry Legal.

http://www.floridaprobatesolutions.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 29

    Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Would Extend Homestead Benefit

    Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Would Extend Homestead Benefit
    For Florida voters, November 6 is about more than the presidential election.  The ballot includes 11 proposed changes to Florida’s constitution. These changes, which would require 60 percent of the vote to pass, deal with some…
Rank this Week: 3000

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Aug 4

    Who has priority to act as personal representative in Florida?

    Who has priority to act as personal representative in Florida?
    If there is NO Last Will and Testament, the Florida Statutes indicate who has priority to act as personal representative (PR) and the law aligns with common sense. Florida Statute 733.301 733.301 Preference in appointment of personal…
  • Jul 17

    Small Estate Affidavits: Where to find them?

    Small Estate Affidavits: Where to find them?
    The short answer is that you can’t.  They don’t really exist. You may have heard a bank or some other financial institution ask you for a small estate affidavit if you don’t want to go through probate. Unfortunately,…
  • Nov 5

    Letters of Administration – Do you really need them?!

    Letters of Administration – Do you really need them?!
    I can’t say this enough: There are many situations where you do not need letters of administration. Many. Yes, the bank or customer service agent you are talking to says you do…but they are just reading from a policy manual or a…
Rank this Week: 4420

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
  • Sep 25

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code
    Florida Statute § 736.0406 Effect of fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence.— If the creation, amendment, or restatement of a trust is procured by fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence, the trust or any part so…
  • Aug 12

    Florida Trust Termination

    Florida Trust Termination
    People create trusts for a variety of reasons.  Some create them for creditor protection.  Others create them because they are concerned about providing the beneficiaries with large sums of money all at once.  Although these…
  • Jul 2

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce
    What rights does a divorced spouse have to inherit from a former spouse’s estate? Fla. Stat. § 732.703 became effective in 2012 and concerns beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, 401ks and other…
Rank this Week: 1524

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 456

Florida Probate Litigation…

Florida Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers contested wills, estate planning, and trusts. By Robert C. Adamski.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship
    Paul Walker's death was a shock to the actor's family, friends and his fans. Although unexpected, it appeared that the actor had thought about his own mortality, because he died with an estate plan in place. Walker left his...
  • Mar 27

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation
    Financial exploitation is a serious problem for Florida's seniors, but many people are surprised to learn that it's not just strangers that swindle seniors out of their hard-earned money. A senior's friends or relatives may be the cause of...
  • Mar 21

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage
    Eight couples in Florida recently filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that Florida's ban on gay marriage violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution. The couples, each living in Florida, but married in another state that…
Rank this Week: 3933

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 26

    2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – ALIGNMENT OF THE ANTILAPSE PROVISIONS OF THE FLORIDA TRUST AND PROBATE CODES

    2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – ALIGNMENT OF THE ANTILAPSE PROVISIONS OF THE FLORIDA TRUST AND PROBATE CODES
    The 2014 State of Florida legislative session brought about several changes in the area of trusts and estates. Among those passing into law was the amendment to the antilapse provisions of the Florida Trust Code (Florida Statutes Chapter…
  • Sep 2

    LONG TERM CHARITABLE GIVING: The Charitable Lead Trust

    LONG TERM CHARITABLE GIVING: The Charitable Lead Trust
    Charitable donors are frequently in pursuit of a means for establishing a lifetime philanthropic legacy and effective estate planning. The utilization of a charitable trust provides a strategic option. The donor may choose to set up a trust…
  • Aug 25

    The Reasons We Give

    The Reasons We Give
    Estate planners often focus on the tax benefits of making a gift, as smart planning can help reduce or eliminate a wide array of taxes on the estate and individual. But if you thought the primary motivation for donor gift-giving was related…
Rank this Week: 875

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 980

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Below are highlights of the new legislation affecting Timeshares, Cooperatives, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations. These provisions are effective as of July 1, 2014 per Session Law Ch. 2014-133 (HB 807).…
  • Aug 13

    August 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    August 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. CONTEMPORANEOUS LEASE ADDENDUM PROVIDING FOR LIQUIDATED DAMAGES Wilson v. Terwillinger, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1313 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) A landlord and tenant executed a residential lease and at the same time executed…
  • Aug 4

    1st Quarter 2014 Industrial Market Report for Miami-Dade County CRE

    1st Quarter 2014 Industrial Market Report for Miami-Dade County CRE
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Total Industrial inventory in the Miami-Dade County market area amounted to 229,374,658 square feet in 8,790 buildings as of the end of the second quarter 2014. The Flex sector consisted of 16,908,307…
Rank this Week: 445

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers Florida securities fraud cases and issues. By Ralph Behr, Esq. P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
  • Jun 4

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy
    Fort Lauderdale police agencies have technology to read license plates. Once read, the plates are matched against outstanding traffic tickets. In addition, the owner’s name is matched against outstanding criminal warrants. At what…
  • Jun 2

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota
    A fund manager in Sarasota, Florida was charged with defrauding investors of $3.8 million. The fund manager, Gaeton Della Penna, faces federal criminal charges in the Middle District of Florida for defrauding investors. Criminal charges,…
  • May 29

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest
    The History Channel‘s broadcast of "Weather Warfare" focused international interest in The State of the Nation’s demand that the International Criminal Court begin a criminal investigation into what I have dubbed "The…
Rank this Week: 1914

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 217

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida construction accidents and workers' compensation law. By Randy Zeldin.

http://www.floridaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Carolyn Colvin to be new Commissioner of Social Security

    Carolyn Colvin to be new Commissioner of Social Security
    After serving as Acting Commissioner since February 2013, Carolyn Colvin was nominated by President Barack Obama to the the Commissioner of Social Security, for a term that ends in early 2019. Ms. Colvin has been the Acting Commissioner…
  • Sep 17

    Social Security Staff Fail to Develop Medical Evidence

    Social Security Staff Fail to Develop Medical Evidence
    The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General recently found that the Disability Determination Services did not always develop all available medical evidence before making a disability determination. The report found that…
  • Sep 3

    For What Reasons Can Social Security Terminate Benefits?

    For What Reasons Can Social Security Terminate Benefits?
    Between 1981 and 1984, the Social Security Administration terminated the benefits of almost 500,000 disabled Americans, including tens of thousand of beneficiaries with severe mental impairments. Congress became involved, in order to…
Rank this Week: 1586

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Published By Bucci Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.floridataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change
    The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) has been recently updated. Our Fort Lauderdale and Miami tax attorneys can assist you during your disclosure process and advise you on the best course of action for you situation. Not to…
  • Jun 12

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change
    Speaking at an International Tax conference recently, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service implied that changes might be in the works for the agency's offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP). The changes, if created, would be…
  • Jun 8

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account
    A jury in Miami recently found that a Coral Gables man could owe civil penalties of $2.24 million for a secret Swiss bank account he held, Bloomberg reported. This sum is noteworthy due to its large size. What makes it especially significant…
Rank this Week: 1927

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax controversy, tax planning, IRS voluntary disclosure, and tax evasion. By A. Antonio Tomas, P.A.

http://www.floridataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated
    It used to be that living overseas - and all the financial and tax implications that come with it - was an acumen that belonged primarily to the super rich. However, our Miami tax lawyers know that is no longer the case, as unemployment here…
  • Jun 15

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year
    Florida tax fraud prosecutions this year have been numerous - and they run the gamut. One involved a former corrections officer, another a hospital worker, another an exotic dancer and yet another a former mayor. Our Miami tax fraud defense…
  • May 24

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal
    The IRS-Tea Party scandal has rocked Washington, with news that the government tax authority improperly targeted the conservative group for political reasons. Our Miami IRS audit defense lawyers know the reason this controversy has been so…
Rank this Week: 3746