Monthly Archives: August 2014

Considerations for splitting a home during a divorce

http://tampadivorce-attorney.com/property-division/considera… Considerations for splitting a home during a divorce It is wise for individuals seeking a divorce to take special care in negotiating for the disbursement of marital property, especially family homes. Florida state law follows a principle of “equal distribution” with respect to divorce mediations, wherein the outcomes sought by judges are equitable divisions of marital property between parties. The property Continue Reading...

NHTSA Warns Against “False Security” of Novelty Motorcycle Helmets

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/2014/07/nhtsa_warns_aga… NHTSA Warns Against “False Security” of Novelty Motorcycle Helmets  The law requiring helmet use by motorcyclists in Florida was repealed 14 years ago this month, and since then, the number of riders donning a helmet has been halved — to roughly 50 percent, according to the Sun Sentinel.  What’s especially concerning to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is that Continue Reading...

Elderly Man Dead, Woman Injured in Miami Stabbing

http://www.florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/2014/07/elderly_ma… Elderly Man Dead, Woman Injured in Miami Stabbing Unfortunately, in another incident of violent crime, an elderly man is dead and a woman is in critical condition at Ryder Trauma Center after being stabbed at a Miami apartment complex on Wednesday morning. Police have not released the identity of the victims. The stabbing occurred at the apartment building located Continue Reading...

Facebook may hurt parents who default on child support

http://tampadivorce-attorney.com/child-support-2/facebook-ma… Facebook may hurt parents who default on child support Florida residents may be interested in a contemporary method family courts are using to ascertain whether parents obligated to pay child support are misrepresenting their financial resources. In Wisconsin, some officials have made it a practice to cross-check obligors’ social media posts against the resources they claim to have or Continue Reading...

Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charges

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/2014/07/convicted… Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charges   A 33-year-old Okeechobee man who had served nearly four years in prison for trafficking in cocaine was arrested last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges.                                          Continue Reading...

Quaker Oats settles case with agreement to remove trans fats

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/quaker_oats_settles_c… Quaker Oats settles case with agreement to remove trans fats Quaker Oats has agreed to remove trans fats from its Oatmeal to Go and Instant Quaker Oatmeal products as part of a lawsuit settlement that doesn’t include money for those who are not name plaintiffs. Quaker Oats will pay up to $760,000 in attorney fees and estimates it will Continue Reading...

Florida grandmother held responsible for child support

http://tampadivorce-attorney.com/child-support-2/florida-gra… Florida grandmother held responsible for child support A Florida woman has reportedly had child support deducted from her pay for the support of a grandchild. Her son was a minor when the child was born, but the deductions allegedly continued even after her son turned 18. When the woman and her attorney contacted officials about the situation, they allegedly Continue Reading...

Retirement funds are a marital property asset

http://tampadivorce-attorney.com/property-division/retiremen… Retirement funds are a marital property asset Financial experts say that not claiming a fair share of retirement funds is one of the biggest mistakes an individual can make when he or she is contemplating a divorce. In a survey sponsored by the Securian Financial Group, 31 percent of people who divorced after 10 or more years of marriage Continue Reading...

Judge orders Bank of America to pay $1.2B for Countrywide’s sale of faulty loans

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_orders_bank_of_… Judge orders Bank of America to pay $1.2B for Countrywide’s sale of faulty loans A federal judge in Manhattan has ordered Bank of America to pay $1.2 billion in civil penalties for defective mortgages sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ordered the payment in a Wednesday decision after a federal jury determined that Continue Reading...

Default Judgments and Divorce Proceedings in Florida

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/07/defau… Default Judgments and Divorce Proceedings in Florida  Seeking to end a marriage is often emotionally difficult. It can also be logistically difficult when your spouse is located somewhere far away and does not respond to the legal documents sent to him/her. Default judgments can be useful to allow you to move on with your life, but they require careful Continue Reading...
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