Monthly Archives: August 2014

Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Florida_Divorce/2014/Aug… Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing? A recent case from the Second District Court of Appeals addressed whether it is mandatory to include holiday time sharing in a court ordered parenting plan. In Mills v. Mills, the trial court did not order holiday time sharing when it entered a parenting plan for the parties. The appellate court found that Continue Reading...

New NFL policy imposes 6-game suspension for domestic or sexual assault, banishment for 2nd offense

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/new_nfl_policy_impose… New NFL policy imposes 6-game suspension for domestic or sexual assault, banishment for 2nd offense In a letter sent Thursday to all National Football League team owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits he “didn’t get it right” when Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice got a two-game suspension for allegedly striking the woman to whom he is now married. Continue Reading...

Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/florida-family… Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure  When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings being served on the respondent, each party is required to provide the other party with a Continue Reading...

DMX to pays ex-wife $15,000 in child support

http://tampadivorce-attorney.com/child-support-2/dmx-to-pay-… DMX pays ex-wife $15,000 in child support Florida fans of DMX might be interested to know that the rapper will not get to keep the royalty checks that he normally receives from Universal Music Group. They have been garnished and will be sent to his ex-wife to support the four children that they had during their marriage and for Continue Reading...

Bank of America to pay record $16.6B in settlement with US

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/bank_of_america_to_pa… Bank of America to pay record $16.6B in settlement with US  Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.65 billion settlement for misrepresenting the quality of toxic mortgage securities. The bank will pay $9.65 billion to six states and several federal agencies. It will also provide $7 billion in consumer relief that includes reducing principal owed by Continue Reading...

Failure to Foster Relationship with Child’s Father Not Grounds for Mandating Psych Evaluation of Mother

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/08/failu… Failure to Foster Relationship with Child’s Father Not Grounds for Mandating Psych Evaluation of Mother  Psychological and physical evaluations can be important tools for courts as they analyze a parent’s fitness. The law, however, also maintains several hurdles on the permissibility of such examinations because of their invasive nature. The case before a court must implicate the parent’s mental Continue Reading...

State-Created Insurer’s Civil Immunity Does Not Necessarily Preclude Actions Against it for Bad Faith

http://floridacontractlaw.blogspot.com/2014/02/citizens-prop… State-Created Insurer’s Civil Immunity Does Not Necessarily Preclude Actions Against it for Bad Faith  A recent case out of the First DCA has certified a conflict with the Fifth DCA over an issue very important for Florida property owners. The question that gave rise to the conflict is whether Citizens’ insured can bring a lawsuit against it for failure Continue Reading...

Pasco Sheriff’s Uncover Seven Marijuana Grow Houses in New Port Richey

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/2014/08/pasco-she… Pasco Sheriff’s Uncover Seven Marijuana Grow Houses in New Port Richey Investigators claim they discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana from seven grow houses in Pasco County after they stopped by to check out claims of electric theft. According to reports, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said they were alerted to the seven houses by officials with Withlacoochee River Continue Reading...

Man exonerated by own research gets $13M for wrongful conviction in rabbi slaying

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/man_gets_13m_after_se… Man exonerated by own research gets $13M for wrongful conviction in rabbi slaying Wrongfully convicted of murdering a rabbi in 1994, a high-school dropout who served 16 years before being exonerated due largely to his own pro se legal work from prison has won one of the largest settlements in New York City history. Now represented by a lawyer, Continue Reading...

Carman v. Tinkes – Cause of Crash Critical to Damage Recovery

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/08/carman-v-… Carman v. Tinkes – Cause of Crash Critical to Damage Recovery In recovering damages for injuries or deaths resulting from an auto accident, details regarding the cause of the crash are going to be critical to determining not only the eligible amount of financial compensation, but whether it can be sought at all. Because Florida follows a pure contributory Continue Reading...
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