Divorce is rarely easy. The emotional toll alone can be overwhelming, and so, too, can the financial ramifications. Yet, those who have children may see the harshest fall out from marriage dissolution. Many times, Floridians struggle to explain to their children why their parents are separating. Even though settling an initial child custody and visitation dispute can be fraught with challenges, the matter can be exacerbated by the fact that the issue can pop its head back up at almost any time post-divorce.
Theft is a common crime throughout Florida. Many individuals who are accused of this offense face serious penalties that can affect their freedom, their finances and their future. With so much on the line, these individuals need to ensure that they are putting forth the strongest criminal defense they can muster. The first step in doing so is knowing the law and understanding it. Only then can a criminal defendant craft a defense strategy that seeks to raise reasonable doubt as to his or her guilt.
Estate planning is a critical part of ensuring not only one's own financial well-being, but also those of his or her beneficiaries. Often associated with estate planning, the term "probate" often carries negative connotations. This may be caused by its portrayal in television and movies, but Floridians need to fully understand the probate process, as it may give them a clearer sense of which estate planning tools are best suited to their needs.
Prosecutors rely on a wide variety of evidence when trying to obtain a drunk driving conviction. Of course, they will attempt to admit evidence regarding breathalyzer test results and officer accounts of a driver's behavior, but that's not all. They also often have police officers testify about field sobriety tests that may have been administered to a driver. The results of these tests can be seriously damaging to a defendant, meaning that he or she could wind up facing serious penalties as a result.
Many times divorce is ugly, and there is no doubt divorce is the right thing to do. Nearly as often, we work with clients who still have a lot of feelings for one another.
Most Floridians have been in some form of disagreement. Usually, these spats are left at words and, even if hurtful, the matter eventually resolves itself without too much escalation. In some instances, though, an argument can get heated and become physical. When this happens, an individual may find him or herself facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing. Since harsh penalties may await an individual who is convicted of a criminal offense, it is critical that he or she know the law and how to use it to their advantage.