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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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 4560

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce
    The popularity of reality television and social media websites has transformed our society from one that places a high value on privacy into one where complete strangers observe every facet of an individual’s life. This trend also has…
  • Aug 18

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?
    By Attorney Cheri Hobbs: It’s a sunny day in Central Florida (about 100 degrees outside) and I pull up to a major intersection. In the median walking toward me a full suited firefighter holding a boot and asking passerby’s to…
  • Jul 19

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?
    In United States vs. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a relationship between “one man and one woman as husband and…
Rank this Week: 2837

In Black And White

In Black And White

Provides strategies for growing your legal practice. By Paula Black.

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

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 3985

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?
    This post, like some of my earlier posts regarding computer software for family law attorneys, focuses not on family law topics themselves, but rather on a recent switch I made to Apple computers in my office, and information for anyone…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4147

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

    Prizmo
    Prizmo is a scanning app for iPhone and iPad. It can export in multiple formats and even OCR a scan. Read more about it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS
    This US Department of Justice app allows for a quick and easy way to find law student interships and attorney jobs too. It's available for iOS now and coming for Android. You can find it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 2

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 2339

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

Covers international litigation and transactions. By Cueto Law Group P.L.

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 4027

New York Injury Blog

New York Injury Blog

Comments on New York injury Law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.newyorkinjury-blog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Staten Island Dad’s T-Ball Bat Lawsuit Seeks $4.5 Million for Son’s Permanent Scarring Injurie

    Staten Island Dad’s T-Ball Bat Lawsuit Seeks $4.5 Million for Son’s Permanent Scarring Injurie
    A New York father has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the makers of a plastic T-ball bat that allegedly mangled his 5-year-old son’s face, leaving him to suffer severe facial injuries and permanent scarring. The lawsuit claims that…
  • Sep 9

    Pedestrian Critically Injured after Car Jumps Curb and Smashes into Injured

    Pedestrian Critically Injured after Car Jumps Curb and Smashes into Injured
    A woman was critically injured in Brooklyn last week after a car hopped a curb and crashed into her, according to witnesses at the scene and the FDNY. Witnesses and fire officials claim a black car heading south on Court Street in Brooklyn…
  • Aug 29

    Man Sues McDonald’s after Juice Dispenser Left in His OJ Spread His Throat

    Man Sues McDonald’s after Juice Dispenser Left in His OJ Spread His Throat
    A patron of McDonald’s is suing the fast food giant after an incident in which his orange juice allegedly came with a plastic spear instead of a straw, which lodged itself in his throat. According to reports, when the man attempted to…
Rank this Week: 3388

New York Criminal Blog

New York Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.newyorkcriminal-blog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Celebrity Chef Todd English Arrested for DUI

    Celebrity Chef Todd English Arrested for DUI
    Celebrity chef Todd English, Iron chef USA star who has opened restaurants around the US and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested on Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to authorities. Police in Southampton arrested…
  • Jul 28

    Prosecutors Bending the Rules to Snoop on Inmates Email

    Prosecutors Bending the Rules to Snoop on Inmates Email
    While it is known knowledge to anyone who has ever consulted a lawyer that these private communications seeking legal help are completely confidential, people behind bars are not exactly awarded that same privilege. Despite the fact that the…
  • May 22

    New York Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer :: Scoutmaster, Cop, Rabbi among 70 Arrested in Child Porn Sting

    New York Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer :: Scoutmaster, Cop, Rabbi among 70 Arrested in Child Porn Sting
    A New York Police Department officer, a Fire Department of New York paramedic, a rabbi and a scoutmaster were among more than 70 people arrested in a major child porn bust on Wednesday. The investigation began as part of an undercover…
Rank this Week: 3225

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
Rank this Week: 3917

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. By Shmucher Law PL.

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami – What are the typical debts that get discharged?

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami – What are the typical debts that get discharged?
    Typically when a debtors bills pile up they are unaware of their options on how to get out of debt. For residents of South Florida, especially Fort Lauderdale or Miami, one way to get out of debt is to file for bankruptcy, either a Chapter 7…
  • Jun 24

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Security Deposit Asset

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Security Deposit Asset
    Tweet When you meet with your bankruptcy attorney in South Florida they usually ask you questions regarding your assets and your debts. When you file for bankruptcy, whether it’s a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, you must disclose all of…
  • Jun 16

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Bankruptcy Assets Household Good

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Bankruptcy Assets Household Good
    Tweet No matter what type of bankruptcy you are filing, chapter 7 or chapter 13, you must disclose all of your assets on your bankruptcy petition schedule B.  One of the lines on schedule B discusses personal property –…
Rank this Week: 4065

Lawyers to the Rescue Blog

Lawyers to the Rescue Blog

Covers community service and philanthropy. By Lawyers to the Rescue.

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

    Infertility and Depression Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand by Jeffrey A. Kasky, Esq.

    Infertility and Depression Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand by Jeffrey A. Kasky, Esq.
    Infertility and Depression Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand There is no doubt that a diagnosis of infertility can lead to extreme stress and depression. In certain ways it is a vicious circle, because depression can lead to infertility, thus…
  • Jul 25

    Lawyers to the Rescue's Legal Clinic By Mariestela Somarriba

    Lawyers to the Rescue's Legal Clinic By Mariestela Somarriba
    As an undergraduate student at Florida International University, starting my second year of college, I decided I wanted to do something productive with my summer. I had the good fortune of hearing about Lawyers to the Rescue through my…
  • Apr 21

    Pointers for Efficiently Keeping Track of the Donations You Bring In by Andrew Lisa

    Pointers for Efficiently Keeping Track of the Donations You Bring In by Andrew Lisa
    Pointers for Efficiently Keeping Track of the Donations You Bring In Every smart business owner knows that the arduous and tedious - yet crucial - chore of consistently keeping the books straight is the backbone of any enterprise. For…
Rank this Week: 3507

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

Covers illegal bill collection or debt collection. By Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A.

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Debt Collection Law Firm

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Debt Collection Law Firm
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against a debt collection law firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates (Frederick Hanna).  The suit alleges that the debt collection firm spent less than a minute reviewing…
  • Aug 12

    ACE Cash Expre

    ACE Cash Expre
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that ACE Cash Express (ACE) used illegal debt collection practices to pressure borrowers who were overdue on their payments.  The illegal debt collection practices included false…
  • Nov 15

    Law Firm Poses as Debt Collector

    Law Firm Poses as Debt Collector
    Law firms cannot pose as debt collectors, without making a bona fide effort to collect the debts from consumers. The Money Store hired the law firm of Moss Codilis Stawiarksi Morris Schneider & Prior LLP (Moss Codilis) in an attempt to…
Rank this Week: 4908

South Florida Criminal Attorney…

South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2670

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, car accident and slip and fall cases. By The Goldstar Firm P.L.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Florida Boat Theft Claim

    Florida Boat Theft Claim
    As South Florida insurance lawyers we understand that living in South Florida offers year round perfect weather for boaters and the avid fisherman. Many South Floridians hold back no expense when it comes to their vessels and insuring them in…
  • Jul 1

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida
    As South Florida auto accident lawyers we are well aware of the pain and inconvenience that can come as a result of being involved in an automobile accident, even more so should the accident be caused by someone else's reckless actions. Aside…
  • Jun 24

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida
    As Florida premise liability lawyers we understand the pain, inconvenience and expense that can come as a result of suffering an injury due to someone else's negligence. These types of claims can be complex and can be at times difficult to…
Rank this Week: 3617

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://www.edwardslawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Covering the Transfer of Assets for Medicaid

    Covering the Transfer of Assets for Medicaid
    One of the most confusing aspects of eldercare law is qualifying for Medicaid coverage. The laws change often and each state has its own guidelines. Make the wrong decision, and you could pay high penalties. The five year look back period is…
  • Jun 25

    The Line Between Medical Privacy and Legal Disclosure

    The Line Between Medical Privacy and Legal Disclosure
    In recent years, we’ve seen a big push towards better consumer protections. Whether it’s the rigid HIPAA law or parts of the ACA that allows patients/consumers to request their doctors to not report diagnoses to insurance…
  • Jun 13

    The Tampa Bay Franchise Without Malcolm Glazer

    The Tampa Bay Franchise Without Malcolm Glazer
    While many of us were following the Donald Sterling brouhaha and waiting to see what, if anything, the NBA will be able to legally force him to do, the Glazer family patriarch passed away. For those who don’t know, the Glazer family has…
Rank this Week: 3329

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: 3004

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: 3511

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home
    Many of my clients are unfamiliar with the concept of assisted living communities.  In their minds the choices if they can no longer live independently at home are to move in with one of their adult children or to be … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place
    Many times when it becomes apparent that mom or dad can’t safely live along any longer, the first reaction is for the family to consider having mom or dad move in with an adult child.  This is a supportive and … Continue…
  • Apr 14

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place
    As more and more of us express a desire to remain in our homes as we age, technology is responding with a variety of new ways to keep us safe. For instance, sensors can be placed on appliances such as … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4258

Securities Class Action &…

Securities Class Action & Arbitration Law

Covers securities class action litigation and FINRA arbitrations, SEC regulatory developments and FINRA disciplinary decisions. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 5030

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 4198

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    Tom Presents…

    Tom Presents…
    Today marks the fifth continuing legal education presentation I’ve been part of making over the past eight months – and the fifth distinct topic I’ve addressed. Prior presentations addressed minimum wage and overtime…
  • Apr 23

    Law enforcement officers now have wider…

    Law enforcement officers now have wider latitude in conducting searches on the basis of anonymous tips. Navarette v. California, No. 12–9490 (April 22, 2014) divided the U.S. Supreme Court’s two most conservative justices, while…
  • Apr 17

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination
    The notion that laws banning sex discrimination also ban pregnancy discrimination seems obvious to many. Others, however, note that gender and pregnancy are not the same thing and, therefore, that language prohibiting gender discrimination…
Rank this Week: 5037

South Florida Car Accident Law…

South Florida Car Accident Law Blog

Covers car accident liability and lawsuits. By Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacaraccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4002

South Florida Injury Law Blog

South Florida Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products. By Anidjar & Levine, P.A.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    State High Court Says Florida Man Liable for Drinking Buddy's Injuries - Dorsey v. Reider

    State High Court Says Florida Man Liable for Drinking Buddy's Injuries - Dorsey v. Reider
    It was all the way back in December 2012 that we blogged about the strange case of Dorsey v. Reider, a legal proceeding that stemmed from a drunken fight outside of a Florida bar. In that post, we noted that the state's Third District Court…
  • Mar 18

    Res Ipsa Loquitur and Florida Cruise Injury Cases - Gandhi v. Carnival

    Res Ipsa Loquitur and Florida Cruise Injury Cases - Gandhi v. Carnival
    Res ipsa loquitur is a well-established legal doctrine that can come in handy for plaintiffs in a wide variety of injury cases, including those related to accidents at sea. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida explains…
  • Mar 11

    Florida Parents Not Liable for Son's Thanksgiving Murder Spree - Knight v. Merhige

    Florida Parents Not Liable for Son's Thanksgiving Murder Spree - Knight v. Merhige
    Just because a person fails to do something that may clearly be the right thing, doesn't mean he or she is legally responsible for the results. Rather, negligence law operates under what some may find a strange principle: it's only negligent…
Rank this Week: 3545

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
  • Mar 18

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State
    "Conspiracy" is one of those legal terms that's often thrown around and of which many people are at lease vaguely aware, but relatively few actually understand. Generally, the law defines a conspiracy as an agreement between two or more…
  • Mar 11

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State
    Details matter. In Florida criminal cases, the difference between being charged with one crime over another can have a big impact on whether a criminal defendant is ultimately convicted and on how much time he or she may eventually have to…
Rank this Week: 4006

The G&G ADR Blog

The G&G ADR Blog

Covers dispute resolution topics. By Grossman & Grossman P.A.

http://www.thegrossmanlawoffice.com/grossman-and-grossman-family-divorce-lawyers-blog
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …The post…
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …
  • Jan 17

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK
    I have a dear friend named Teris. She is one of those soul friends who gets me and I get her and no matter what we are talking about, we both get it. So, it should not surprise you that when she mentioned her need to get LASIK surgery…
Rank this Week: 4257

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 10

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.
    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills. Sometimes people want to put in a “no contest” or “in terrorem” clause in a Florida will. A no contest clause says that if someone who is a…
  • Jan 13

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage
    Very frequently, retirees moving to Florida are either single, or at some point, wind up single, whether through divorce or widowhood. And then they meet someone new. And sometimes the other person is formerly married as well; having been…
  • Jan 9

    Selling the Collection

    Selling the Collection
    A recurring situation in probate is where the parent had some sort of “collection” and the children want to sell the items. A lot of times, the parent would talk about the collection and raise the children’s expectation of…
Rank this Week: 2255

James M. Burns Blog

James M. Burns Blog

Covers criminal defense and family law in Florida.

http://pensacoladefenselawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?
    By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As a doctor, you have a responsibility to care for patients’ health. At times, you can get close to patients because you’ve dealt with their medical issues for a long…
  • Jan 31

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?
    By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As a doctor, you have a responsibility to care for patients’ health. At times, you can get close to patients because you’ve dealt with their medical issues for a long…
  • Jan 21

    What It Means to Be in Possession of Drug

    What It Means to Be in Possession of Drug
    By Alkivar at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by DarkEvil at en.wikipedia. (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons You are in possession of drugs when you are just holding onto them, which means you…
Rank this Week: 3294

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3717

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

By Radha Rothrock.

http://bankruptcylawyercapecoralblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
    Not all debts are discharged in bankruptcy.  The scope of your discharge depends on the type of bankruptcy you file.  If a debt is not discharged, you have to repay the debt even if you file bankruptcy. Section 523(a) of the United…
  • Jan 11

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
    Not all debts are discharged in bankruptcy.  The scope of your discharge depends on the type of bankruptcy you file.  If a debt is not discharged, you have to repay the debt even if you file bankruptcy. Section 523(a) of the United…
  • Dec 15

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?
    The fear that many people have when filing bankruptcy is that they will be unable to use a credit card while in bankruptcy. Especially for travel, having a credit card is often necessary. If you file bankruptcy, you have no legal right to…
Rank this Week: 3044

Injury Law Palm Beach

Injury Law Palm Beach

Covers legal issues related to personal injury, car accidents, assault claims and more. By Brian D. Guralnick

http://www.injurylawpalmbeach.com/blog/
  • Jan 2

    A Happy Good-Bye To 2013 From The Injury Law Offices of Brian D. Guralnick

    A Happy Good-Bye To 2013 From The Injury Law Offices of Brian D. Guralnick
    As another year comes to a close, all of us here at the Injury Law Offices of Brian D. Guralnick want to once again thank all of our clients who trusted us to Demand More for them in 2013. This year has seen us grow in many ways, but what we…
  • Nov 7

    Save A Life, Install a Backup Camera without exception

    Save A Life, Install a Backup Camera without exception
    The Department of Transportation proposed rules in 2010 that stated that all new cars and light trucks would have to install backup cameras wihtout exception. The instilling of these regulations were delayed a fair few times after automotive…
  • Oct 2

    Why Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer In Case Of A Car Accident?

    Why Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer In Case Of A Car Accident?
    Being involved in a car accident is a very traumatic experience …Especially if you are the victim and not your fault. There is no guarantee that your medical bills or any other related expenses will be covered by the guilty party. Or…
Rank this Week: 2590

Cairns Law Blog

Cairns Law Blog

Covers Florida family law.

http://www.cairnslaw.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Florida Alimony Reform

    Florida Alimony Reform
    It may have failed this year, but the effort to revamp Florida’s alimony laws is not dead yet. In fact, despite Governor Rick Scott’s veto of the proposed reform legislation, supporters, including Representative Ritch Workman, the…
  • Oct 14

    Father’s Right

    Father’s Right
    When unmarried individuals have a child together, it is important for the Father to know his rights. Unmarried parents do not have the same rights as married couples. There are number of misconceptions surrounding a Father when he signs his…
  • Jun 11

    Domestic Violence & Injunction

    Domestic Violence & Injunction
    Florida courts do not grant “restraining orders” as far as the term itself goes. But, a person who is in fear of another, or has been a victim of violence in the home, of stalking, of dating violence, or repeat violence can apply…
Rank this Week: 2483

The Gay Law Report

The Gay Law Report

Covers legal options for gay and lesbian couples. By Gideon I. Alper.

http://www.galperlaw.com/gay-law-report/
  • Nov 25

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?
    I get a lot of questions from my Florida clients about when I think gay marriage will be legalized in Florida. I imagine that people across the country have similar questions about the states they live in–at least for those not…
  • Nov 1

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord
    Usually landlords, whether they are managing a house or apartment, care about one thing: getting paid. But sometimes a landlord will go beyond that. A landlord might decide that a prospective tenant shouldn’t live in the property not…
  • Oct 25

    Gay Marriage and the IRS

    Gay Marriage and the IRS
    In August 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued a ruling that these departments will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriage. This ruling applies regardless of whether…
Rank this Week: 3185

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and cruise ship accidents. By the Law Office of David H. Pollack, LLC.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban
    Effective last week, Disney Cruise Line has imposed a fleet-wide smoking ban on all cruise ship passenger balconies. This new policy is in accordance with the non-smoking trend seen aboard the majority of cruise lines, as passengers are…
  • Jun 11

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning
    The numbers are out on the public's view of the cruise line industry, and they aren't what many in the industry would have hoped for. A new Harris poll on public trust and perception of the cruise industry indicates that the industry's…
  • Jun 4

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger
    On May 22, 2013, the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) adopted a formal Cruise Line Passenger Bill of Rights designed to protect the rights of cruise line passengers in the event of mechanical failures and other emergencies. Less than a…
Rank this Week: 4305

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

Provides articles and information on collaborative practice throughout the world. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://abcdivorcecollaborative.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Oct 16

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe
    From Shawn Weber, Esq.: 1. Use a full team model. It can seem daunting to think of adding multiple professionals to one’s divorce case. A full collaborative divorce team would be a coach for each party, two attorneys, a child specialist…
Rank this Week: 3230

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: 2627

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

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

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

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

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

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

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

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
Rank this Week: 3676

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers asbestos litigation, claims and exposure. By Reyes, O'Shea & Coloca, P.A.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Georgia Pacific Finances Articles Meant To Cast Doubt On The Toxic Effects Of Chrysotile Asbesto

    Georgia Pacific Finances Articles Meant To Cast Doubt On The Toxic Effects Of Chrysotile Asbesto
    Georgia-Pacific LLC was founded in 1927 as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company. Now, after years of expanding and acquisitions, Georgia Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, toilet and…
  • Sep 20

    Product Liability -When Can You Seek Emotional Distress Damages?

    Product Liability -When Can You Seek Emotional Distress Damages?
    Product Liability, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary is: ... the legal liability of manufacturers and sellers to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders, for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. …
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day: Take A Moment to Remember the Laborers Unknowing Exposed to Asbestos.

    Labor Day: Take A Moment to Remember the Laborers Unknowing Exposed to Asbestos.
    According to Wikipedia, Labor Day is:A United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists…
Rank this Week: 4063

Gufford & Brandt Blog

Gufford & Brandt Blog

Covers family law and criminal law.

http://guffordandbrandt.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 29

    Father’s Rights- What Rights do Father’s Have With Respect to Children

    Father’s Rights- What Rights do Father’s Have With Respect to Children
    Firstly,  the purpose of this blog post is not to say that I have any favoritism towards  Fathers over Mothers when it comes to whom I represent. I represent both fathers and mothers with equal vigor. So, this post should be equally…
  • Jul 29

    What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida and Why Should I have One

    What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida and Why Should I have One
    Durable Power of Attorney Q: What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Property? A Durable Power of Attorney for Property (DPA) is a document that allows you (the principal) to give authority to another person…
  • Jul 28

    Will the Police or Law Enforcement Help you Get your Child Back

    Will the Police or Law Enforcement Help you Get your Child Back
    QUESTION: My ex is keeping my son from me. she leaves him with her friends while at work.if i have a police escort can i get child back?My ex is keeping my son from me. she leaves him with her friends while at work. if i have a police…
Rank this Week: 2984

I Do Not Want to Be Your Lawyer

I Do Not Want to Be Your Lawyer

Free legal advice for personal injury plaintiffs from a lawyer who does not want to represent you.

http://www.idonotwanttobeyourlawyer.com/
  • Sep 21

    Paying Back Medicare After a Lawsuit

    Paying Back Medicare After a Lawsuit
    Medicare recipients who file personal injury lawsuits need to be aware that by law they will have to pay Medicare back from their judgment or settlement. Unlike cases where private health insurers seek repayment, cases involving Medicare…
  • Aug 26

    Suing an Attorney for Malpractice is Harder Than You Think

    Suing an Attorney for Malpractice is Harder Than You Think
    Legal malpractice cases are particularly difficult and expensive to pursue. Aside from the inherent difficulty in finding an attorney who accepts legal malpractice cases, the plaintiff essentially needs to prove two cases in order to win: (1)…
  • Aug 22

    Lawyer Win/Loss Records — Why You Can’t Find Them

    Lawyer Win/Loss Records — Why You Can’t Find Them
    I’ve been asked on more than one occasion where plaintiffs can look up the win/loss records of lawyers. Usually this is in conjunction with them initially hiring a lawyer or thinking of switching lawyers, the thought being that this…
Rank this Week: 4106

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

Covers health care compliance and criminal defense. By Matthews Law Firm, P.A.

http://matthewspa.com/sidebar-blog
  • Sep 10

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event
    Yes, you read that right. Here’s the story detailing how the execution of a Florida inmate has been delayed so the Attorney General can attend her re-election kick-off reception.
  • Mar 19

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?
    Imagine this scenario: A defendant is convicted of both Attempted Trafficking of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone. He files an appeal arguing he should not have been convicted of both due to double jeopardy. The appellate court agrees…
  • Jan 16

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
Rank this Week: 4127

A Taxing Affair

A Taxing Affair

Covers federal tax laws, Internal Revenue Service collections enforcement and tax problem resolution. By Muñoz & Morales.

http://ataxingaffair.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple
    Recently, the IRS answered a lingering question since the Supreme Court’s historic June 26 decision on same-sex marriage:  In determining ... Continue reading
  • May 15

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return
    You have submitted your income tax return and now you’ve discovered an error….  Perhaps you missed a credit or deduction for which you were eligible.  Perhaps you failed to include income reported on a Form 1099.  Don’t fret.  You…
  • Apr 17

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer
    Hello Fellow Taxpayers!    Today is the deadline for filing your income tax return or filing for a six-month extension of time to file your return.  You need to mail either your tax return or your request for extension TODAY.  We…
Rank this Week: 4184

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

Covers property tax law in Florida, including questions relating to valuation, homestead exemptions, agricultural classifications, and how to challenge decisions of the taxing authority. By Sherri Johnson.

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser…
  • Aug 19

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser mails out the…
  • Jan 17

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 4136

Orlando DUI Team

Orlando DUI Team

Covers DUI, DWI, drunk driving and breath tests. By Katz & Phillips, P.A.

http://orlandoduiteam.com/
  • Jul 23

    To Blow or Not To Blow – Should I Take The Breath Test

    To Blow or Not To Blow – Should I Take The Breath Test
    As a DUI practitioner, the most frequent question I am asked is, “should I take the breath test?” The answer is not a simple “yes” or “no.” First, it is important to know that under the ethics rules of the…
  • Jul 23

    Traveling To Meet a Department Inspector – Violation of Breath Testing Rule

    Traveling To Meet a Department Inspector – Violation of Breath Testing Rule
    Florida used to have eight Department Inspectors traveling throughout their assigned part of the state to inspect Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing machines. Each machine is required to be inspected at least once during a calendar year. The…
  • Jul 23

    FHP Trooper Jailed for 5 days for Missing DUI Trial

    FHP Trooper Jailed for 5 days for Missing DUI Trial
    The Orlando DUI Team has learned that a Florida Highway Patrol trooper has been jailed for five days after failing to appear in court last month for a DUI trial. Trooper John Costa was sent to the county jail Friday for contempt of court by…
Rank this Week: 2956

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2448

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 2426