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Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
  • Jul 3

    How to Start Estate Planning Conversations with Your Aging Parent

    How to Start Estate Planning Conversations with Your Aging Parent
    There are several aspects of estate planning in Florida that are less than fun, and that means that a lot of people choose to put the process off indefinitely.  There’s the need to gather a lot of documentation together, pay for an estate…
  • Jul 3

    How to Start Estate Planning Conversations with Your Aging Parent

    How to Start Estate Planning Conversations with Your Aging Parent
    There are several aspects of estate planning in Florida that are less than fun, and that means that a lot of people choose to put the process off indefinitely.  There’s the need to gather a lot of documentation together, pay for an…
  • May 29

    10 Costly Application Mistakes that Delay VA Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance Approval

    10 Costly Application Mistakes that Delay VA Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance Approval
      As easy as it may appear on first sight through their online portal, applying for VA Aid and Attendance is not easy as sending the online form.  Here are mistakes that will cost you when completing your application.     Costly…
Rank this Week: 1157

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/
  • Apr 16

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance
    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
  • Apr 15

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate
    Senate Bill 1982, which among other measures would have created a three-year asset look-back for veterans applying for Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, has failed in the Senate.   Veterans Aid and Attendance is a type of improved…
  • Apr 15

    In March I gave tips for preventing or…

    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
Rank this Week: 4564

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

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

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 976

Florida ERISA Blog

Florida ERISA Blog

Covers recent developments in ERISA and employee benefits law in Florida. By Marcus Castillo.

http://floridaerisa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Lessons From The Howard Case

    Lessons From The Howard Case
    Last year I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of many of the ERISA litigators in Florida, both plaintiff and defense. One of the hot topics at that conference was a case known as Howard v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.…
  • May 21

    A Great Resource Book

    A Great Resource Book
    I recently had the opportunity to review PLI's ERISA Litigation Answer Book 2013.If you're new to ERISA litigation and need a quick overview of the landscape or need a handy desk reference this is a great resource. The Q and A format combined…
  • May 6

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever
    In my last blog post I overviewed the opposing arguments heard by the Supreme Court in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen. On April 16, 2013 the court handed down its decision: one clearly favorable to health insurance carriers seeking reimbursement…
Rank this Week: 2931

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
  • Apr 17

    What Kind Of Inheritance Do You Owe Your Kids?

    What Kind Of Inheritance Do You Owe Your Kids?
    “I don’t believe in inheriting money,” CNN host recently told Howard Stern on Stern’s radio show, a son of designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt: “I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s…
  • Apr 16

    WINDSOR'S IMPACT ON RETIREMENT PLANS FOR SAME SEX COUPLES

    WINDSOR'S IMPACT ON RETIREMENT PLANS FOR SAME SEX COUPLES
    Under IRS Notice 2014-19, qualified retirement plan administrators must recognize same-sex spouses of legally married participants as of June 26, 2013. The retroactive date coincides with the date of the Supreme Court issued its decision in…
  • Apr 9

    LAST MINUTE IRA CONTRIBUTION TIPS

    LAST MINUTE IRA CONTRIBUTION TIPS
    Last minute retirement benefits that you should utilize: Contribute For Your Spouse: If you’re married and at least one spouse is employed (and you’re not earning above the IRS income thresholds), the working spouse can…
Rank this Week: 3078

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Undue Influence Florida

    Undue Influence Florida
    We often get questions about contesting a will because of Undue influence in Florida. Undue influence is a cause of action that is used to challenge the validity of a will, trust, or other testamentary document. You can not challenge a will…
  • Dec 26

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?
    We get many calls from children who want to know where they can get a copy of their parent's will or find out if they had life insurance. First, if your parent is alive, you have no right to demand or see a copy of your parent's will. While…
  • Oct 24

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void
    New Florida Statutes §732.806, which is effective October 1, 2013, makes an improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void. The new statutory provision is here:…
Rank this Week: 1145

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: 3082

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • 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 "interdigitating".…
Rank this Week: 3634

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: 942

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: 4583

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Annual Florida Insurance Summit Held in January

    Annual Florida Insurance Summit Held in January
    Each year, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has a summit to discuss the insurance issues that have been important and will continue to be significant for the foreseeable future. This presents an interesting perspective about the problems and…
  • Mar 20

    New Florida Flood Insurance Program Could Include Earth Movement Coverage

    New Florida Flood Insurance Program Could Include Earth Movement Coverage
    As many victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the Northeast are discovering, flood insurance policies issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) do not cover floods caused by "liquefaction of soil," also known as earth movement.…
  • Mar 9

    Is it Time for the Florida Legislature to Step in on Flood Insurance Matters?

    Is it Time for the Florida Legislature to Step in on Flood Insurance Matters?
    The debate about whether there should be some control by the Florida legislature over different types of insurance categories has been going on for many years. With the recent scandals in the insurance industry, some have started calling for…
Rank this Week: 3842

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Know Before You Go: Affidavit of Support Issue

    Know Before You Go: Affidavit of Support Issue
    For most green card based petitions, the Petitioner (i.e. U.S. citizen or U.S. employer) must file an Affidavit of Support as a sponsor to the beneficiary (intending immigrant). The Affidavit of Support is a contract between the sponsor and…
  • Jan 22

    Canadian Citizen Justin Bieber Arrested: Immigration Consequences?

    Canadian Citizen Justin Bieber Arrested: Immigration Consequences?
    Canadian citizen Justin Bieber was arrested early this morning for Driving Under the Influence, Driving with No Valid Driver's License and Resisting Arrest. Not only will he face possible criminal sanctions, including the possibility of a…
  • Jan 22

    Know Before You Go: Issues for Family Based Marriage Case

    Know Before You Go: Issues for Family Based Marriage Case
    Complex issues can arise for a couple who are citizens of different countries, but want to stay together. Non-Immigrant visas are temporary. A non U.S. citizen who wants to visit their U.S. citizen significant other may run into problems at…
Rank this Week: 1417

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: 4088

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/
  • Apr 6

    Gigantic Loophole in Florida's Wrongful Death Act

    Gigantic Loophole in Florida's Wrongful Death Act
    In McCall v. United States of America, the Florida Supreme Court declared that the statutory cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases was unconstitutional. (In reaching this conclusion, the court determined that the numbers…
  • Apr 2

    Own a Defense Attorney With Florida Bodily Injury (BI) Vehicle Insurance

    Own a Defense Attorney With Florida Bodily Injury (BI) Vehicle Insurance
    Bodily Injury (BI) insurance sold in Florida covers the insured for damages caused by his or her negligence up to the policy limits. The minimum coverage limit is $10,000, but can be in the millions. Inexplicably, BI insurance is not…
  • Apr 1

    Florida Vehicle Accident Law: Parental & Guardian Vicarious Liability for Minor

    Florida Vehicle Accident Law: Parental & Guardian Vicarious Liability for Minor
    This link contains an overview of permit and license standards in Florida for drivers between the ages of 15 and 17. Florida Statute §322.09(1)(a) requires an authorized adult (e.g., parent or guardian) to sign and verify the minor's…
Rank this Week: 1736

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Bicycle Accidents: When a Cyclist is Struck By a Car

    Bicycle Accidents: When a Cyclist is Struck By a Car
    People who ride bikes have likely experienced - or know someone who has experienced - a crash of some kind. Some incidents, such as slipping off the edge of a road or losing control on a soft shoulder and ending up in the ditch, may leave you…
  • Apr 11

    Fatal Car Accidents: General Motors Faulty Ignition Switche

    Fatal Car Accidents: General Motors Faulty Ignition Switche
    General Motors Company has been in the news recently regarding a number of its cars found to have faulty ignition switches. General Motors has voluntarily recalled over 1.6 million vehicles in response to this problem, but a new product…
  • Mar 21

    Car Seats: Simple Steps to Keep Children Safe.

    Car Seats: Simple Steps to Keep Children Safe.
    After helping thousands of families get back on their feet, our staff agrees that there is nothing worse than when one of the victims in an accident is a child. In many cases, the severity of the child's injuries was reduced by the correct…
Rank this Week: 2354

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: 141

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • Apr 18

    National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    April is National Highway Safety Administration’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year’s sponsor is FocusDriven. FocusDriven is a place for victims and their families to come together to honor those who have been…
  • Apr 11

    GM Under Fire for Delayed Recall

    GM Under Fire for Delayed Recall
    Unfortunately in our country delayed recalls or forced recalls is not a new concept. Auto accidents happen every day where drivers and passengers are needlessly injured or killed. In addition to this, some auto manufactures knowingly endanger…
  • Apr 4

    Florida Supreme Court Ruling on Medical Malpractice Cap

    Florida Supreme Court Ruling on Medical Malpractice Cap
    The Florida Supreme Court recently reversed a 2003 law limiting damages in wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuits. Florida has now joined Georgia, Illinois and other states in finding caps on damages in medical malpractice cases to be…
Rank this Week: 4352

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers corporate fraud, defective designs, accidents and product liability. By Searcy Law Firm.

http://www.searcylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate
    In any document search allowing defendants’ custodians to conduct their own searches is much like allowing the fox to guard the henhouse. Even focused and disciplined custodial collections can be fraught with problems. Example Email…
  • Apr 15

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act
    Why is GM in so much trouble? This is not the first time that corporate America has placed consumers in the middle of cross-hairs of certain injury or death. And, it is not the first time for GM either. We have plenty of lessons. Sadly the…
  • Apr 14

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention
    (This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Rank this Week: 997

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/
  • Apr 18

    Fort Myers Car Accident Attorneys Highlight Alcohol Awareness Month

    Fort Myers Car Accident Attorneys Highlight Alcohol Awareness Month
    In an incident that sets a poor example for area youth - and perhaps a bad tone for the upcoming summer season - a 19-year-old Boston Red Sox prospect was recently arrested for DUI on Fort Myers Beach. It's the second time a team prospect has…
  • Apr 12

    Florida Valets Last Line of Defense Against Drunk Driving

    Florida Valets Last Line of Defense Against Drunk Driving
    In Florida, bar owners and bartenders can be held liable if they serve to patrons who are underage or visibly intoxicated, and that patron is then involved in a fatal or injury-causing crash. However, valets do not hold the same kind of…
  • Apr 11

    Cape Coral Car Accident Lawyers Highlight April as Distracted Driving Month

    Cape Coral Car Accident Lawyers Highlight April as Distracted Driving Month
    As Florida legislators work to stiffen the penalties for drivers who text, it's important to note during April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, that much work remains to be done. Our Cape Coral car accident lawyers have seen…
Rank this Week: 4384

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/
  • Apr 15

    Surprising Housing and Commute Facts: What Contributes to Personal Injury in Hollywood and other Citie

    Surprising Housing and Commute Facts: What Contributes to Personal Injury in Hollywood and other Citie
    A new report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has weighed in on the country’s health by county and has concluded that some surprising things that could affect health. …
  • Apr 10

    Therapies That Can Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients in Homestead and Other Florida Citie

    Therapies That Can Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients in Homestead and Other Florida Citie
    Patients with spinal cord injuries in Homestead and across Florida have more hope now than ever before, thanks to new research. Typically, patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury in a traffic collision in Homestead or through another…
  • Apr 8

    Florida Wants to Crack Down on Trauma Fees in State Hospital

    Florida Wants to Crack Down on Trauma Fees in State Hospital
    Recent investigative reports by the Tampa Bay Times and I-Team found that trauma patients found that some state hospitals charge very high fees to trauma patients. Attorneys and Rep. Greg Steube of the State House agree that more needs to be…
Rank this Week: 1412

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: 4459

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: 331

Florida Insurance Claim Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claim Lawyer Blog

By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.floridainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4577

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…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 1055

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: 4556

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: 625

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    H1B Visas are no longer available for 2015!

    H1B Visas are no longer available for 2015!
    This is just an example of the overload of applications that are being sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS received 172,500 H1B petitions from the when it began taking applications on April 1, 2014…
  • Apr 15

    Collect on a Final Judgment in Florida

    Collect on a Final Judgment in Florida
    Scenario: You sued someone and won! Congratulations! Now, how do you get your money? It is more than likely that the opposing party is not going to just hand over the money, otherwise there would not have been a suit in the first place. The…
  • Apr 10

    Learn from CNBC’s “The Profit:” Have an Attorney Draft Your Florida Corporate Document

    Learn from CNBC’s “The Profit:” Have an Attorney Draft Your Florida Corporate Document
    After their appearance on CNBC’s new television show “The Profit,” featuring Marcus Lemonis, Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville, Florida made news due to the major fight between the business partners. Disputes between…
Rank this Week: 2253

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    An Indefinite Claim Term Yields An Indefinite Claim, Right?

    An Indefinite Claim Term Yields An Indefinite Claim, Right?
    Wrong.Every Penny Counts sued Wells Fargo Bank for infringement of U.S. Patent 8,025,217 directed to a method and system to create and distribute excess funds from consumer spending transactions.  Generally, the '217 patent describes a…
  • Nov 1

    Are a Principal's Tax Returns Relevant In a Vicarious Copyright and Trademark Case?

    Are a Principal's Tax Returns Relevant In a Vicarious Copyright and Trademark Case?
    Yes.  Coach sued a flea market and its owner for trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement related to alleged sales of counterfeit Coach products.  Coach seeks statutory damages under both the Copyright Act and Lanham Act.…
  • Oct 7

    Court Won't "Rubber Stamp" Request for Injunction

    Court Won't "Rubber Stamp" Request for Injunction
    Broadcast Music, Inc. sued a bar (Evie's Tavern Ellenton) and its owner for copyright infringement.  The bar played a number of songs without license, and BMI sought to enforce its rights.  The bar defended by arguing that BMI…
Rank this Week: 1560

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: 4259

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: 1590

Florida Mediator

Florida Mediator

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

http://floridamediator.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2848

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home abuse. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.floridanursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Alzheimer Patients Especially Vulnerable to Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect

    Alzheimer Patients Especially Vulnerable to Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect
    A new study published in the journal Neurology found that Alzheimer deaths are vastly under-reported. Researchers calculated that some 500,000 people in the U.S. die from disease every year, which is five times more than the number tallied by…
  • Apr 13

    Consent to Nursing Home Sexual Activity Not Always Clear

    Consent to Nursing Home Sexual Activity Not Always Clear
    A New York man recently filed a lawsuit against the nursing home where his 85-year-old mother resides, alleging they had forced "huge, muscular strippers" on his mother, whom he says has been a devout Christian her whole life and now suffers…
  • Apr 6

    Florida Nursing Home Care Compromised When Facilities Fail to Vet Staff

    Florida Nursing Home Care Compromised When Facilities Fail to Vet Staff
    In Oklahoma recently, legislators passed a measure that requires nursing home and adult day care staffers with direct patient access to undergo fingerprint-based background checks. Officials say the measure is intended to significantly reduce…
Rank this Week: 4100

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: 1162

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: 4264

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/
  • Mar 3

    Broward County To Make Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bike

    Broward County To Make Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bike
    Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky knows, having represented hundreds of pedestrians and bicyclist who have been seriously injured by careless motorists, that our local roadways aren’t always meant to be shared. For…
  • Feb 27

    Elderly Drivers Less Likely to Die in Car Accident

    Elderly Drivers Less Likely to Die in Car Accident
    Having represented hundreds of order drivers, Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney Joseph Lipsky knows too well the public’s general perception about elderly driver’s driving habits. Contrary to most people’s beliefs that…
  • Feb 3

    Speeding Along I-95 Express Lanes Miami Result in Serious Car Accident

    Speeding Along I-95 Express Lanes Miami Result in Serious Car Accident
    Driving along the I-95 expressway in Miami on the way to and from the Dade County Courthouse is always an adventure for Miami Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky. Due to the time constraints of attending hearings, Joseph Lipsky usually…
Rank this Week: 1649

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal injury developments. By Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser & Zoeller.

http://www.florida-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Joint Vehicle Owner Is Vicariously Liable

    Joint Vehicle Owner Is Vicariously Liable
    Under Florida law, the owner of a vehicle can generally be held vicariously liable for the negligent actions of a permissive driver pursuant to the dangerous instrumentality doctrine. This doctrine helps ensure that accident victims have a…
  • Apr 9

    Client-Drafted Interrogatory Answers Can Be Privileged

    Client-Drafted Interrogatory Answers Can Be Privileged
    Generally, communications between an attorney and his or her client are protected by attorney-client privilege, if those communications are not intended to be disclosed to third parties except parties who will engage in rendering legal…
  • Apr 7

    Parents Not Liable for the Acts of Mentally Ill Adult Children

    Parents Not Liable for the Acts of Mentally Ill Adult Children
    People are generally not liable for the criminal acts of third parties, but there are exceptions based on special circumstances. Liability may lie when there is a special relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, or where the…
Rank this Week: 4350

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/
  • Apr 16

    Martin County Hit-and-Run Suspect was Texting While Driving when he Struck Motorcyclist

    Martin County Hit-and-Run Suspect was Texting While Driving when he Struck Motorcyclist
    A hit-and-run crash in Stuart on Monday that left a motorcyclist hospitalized is the result of a texting driver, according to police. The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was texting while driving when he struck the motorcyclist and fled the…
  • Apr 15

    Florida Amusement Park Injury Attorney :: Top 10 Most Dangerous Amusement Park Ride

    Florida Amusement Park Injury Attorney :: Top 10 Most Dangerous Amusement Park Ride
    Every year, more than 300 million people visit amusement parks throughout the United States. There are more than 400 theme parks in the U.S., and combined these parks take 1.7 billion rides. While most amusement park visitors have an…
  • Apr 7

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Distracted driving is a widespread problem throughout the United States. According to the official U.S. government website for distracted driving – www.distraction.gov, 3,328 people alone were killed in distracted driving auto accidents…
Rank this Week: 1613

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: 2608

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 6

    How long does probate take in Florida?

    How long does probate take in Florida?
    One of the last few questions I always address at the end of a probate consultation is: “How long does probate take?” Generally: Summary administration typically takes a few weeks from the date of filing to get orders distributing…
  • Aug 4

    Introducing Florida Probate Questions (and Answers)!

    Introducing Florida Probate Questions (and Answers)!
    We are pleased to announce the new Florida Probate Questions section. The purpose of this process is to create a “live” FAQ (frequently asked questions). Among other things you can: Post Questions Search (with lightning speed)…
Rank this Week: 2562

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
  • Mar 11

    Probate and Prenuptial Agreement

    Probate and Prenuptial Agreement
    What impact does a prenuptial agreement have upon title to the assets of a trust and the rights of trust beneficiaries? The importance of that question was highlighted by a recent Second District Court of Appeals case, Shakespeare v. Prince,…
  • Feb 20

    FLORIDA PRENEED GUARDIAN

    FLORIDA PRENEED GUARDIAN
    FLORIDA PRENEED GUARDIAN AS PART OF YOUR ESTATE PLAN Everyone’s estate plan is different.  Some people are content with having only a will and trust to manage and distribute their financial assets after death.  However, others…
  • Feb 10

    How Long Does a Beneficiary Have to Challenge the Actions (or Inaction) of a Trustee?

    How Long Does a Beneficiary Have to Challenge the Actions (or Inaction) of a Trustee?
    Typically, a trustee serves its accounting on beneficiaries which discloses all matters involving the trusts.  Under normal circumstances, a beneficiary then has four years from receipt of the accounting to bring an action for breach of…
Rank this Week: 4236

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: 197

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: 1395

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 10

    CREATIVE CHARITABLE GIVING – BEYOND CASH DONATIONS

    CREATIVE CHARITABLE GIVING – BEYOND CASH DONATIONS
    Charitable giving is an American tradition, and Americans give to charitable organizations at high levels. Gifts in the form of donations of cash remain the favorite vehicle for positively impacting charities of personal significance. …
  • Apr 3

    The Blind Side: Former South Carolina Gamecock Coach’s Children Claim Undue Influence in Probate

    The Blind Side: Former South Carolina Gamecock Coach’s Children Claim Undue Influence in Probate
    SEC football is known for its national championships, sensational athletes, and jaw-dropping hits. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the children of Jim Carlen, former coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, are fighting back after…
  • Mar 27

    Switched at Execution: Don’t Let It Happen to You

    Switched at Execution: Don’t Let It Happen to You
    The execution of one’s final will and testament is something to be taken very seriously. The permanent and inevitable nature of death means that attention to detail is paramount to ensuring your final wishes are fully set forth, and…
Rank this Week: 4111

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: 2017