Yearly Archives: 2014

9 shot at public park’s basketball court in West Little River

http://www.local10.com/news/police-checking-on-reports-of-a-… 9 shot at public park’s basketball court in West Little River MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Five teenagers were among the nine people shot at a public park in West Little River Monday afternoon. The group was playing basketball when the gunman leaned out the window, aimed a semi-automatic weapon in their direction and hit 16-year-old Trugon Bryson in the Continue Reading...

Michael Bargo sentenced; Now youngest man on Florida death row

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/marion-man-who-killed-teen-ove… Michael Bargo sentenced; Now youngest man on Florida death row MARION COUNTY, Fla. — An Ocala man is heading to death row for his part in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy. During a 10-minute hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge David Eddy read 21-year-old Michael Bargo’s death sentence. Bargo was the last of five defendants to be sentenced in Continue Reading...

‘Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/holiday_litigation… ‘Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays A Florida city began litigating in February over the expected holiday display extravaganza at the Plantation Acres home of Mark and Kathy Hyatt, who were featured last year in The Great Christmas Light Fight but lost the $50,000 contest to a family in Georgia. Nonetheless, the case is still ongoing and, Continue Reading...

Some Ferguson grand jury witnesses clearly lied, says prosecutor who allowed their testimony

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/some_ferguson_grand_j… Some Ferguson grand jury witnesses clearly lied, says prosecutor who allowed their testimony Some witnesses before the grand jury considering charges against Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson were “clearly not telling the truth,” according to the prosecutor who allowed them to testify. In an interview with KTRS 550, St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said he doesn’t regret Continue Reading...

Under FL law “trafficking” in drugs can mean merely possessing a certain quantity of drugs without any evidence of distribution

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/2014/09/under_florida_… Under Florida law “trafficking” in drugs can mean merely possessing a certain quantity of drugs without any evidence of distribution In a recent Florida First District Court of Appeals decision evaluating a case from Escambia County Florida, the appellate court found brought home the draconian results of a long standing law that the mere possession of a drug that Continue Reading...

Is it too Late to Restore My Maiden Name in Florida?

https://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/is-it-too-lat… Is it too Late to Restore My Maiden Name in Florida? | ABC Family Law Blog on WordPress.com In Florida, as in most other jurisdictions, women can restore their maiden name as part of the divorce process. However, for a lot of reasons, many women keep their married name. Sometimes it is so they can maintain the same last name Continue Reading...

Man Found Dead 2 Weeks After Police Use Stun Gun On Him

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/man-dies-2-weeks-st… Man Found Dead 2 Weeks After Police Use Stun Gun On Him   PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The medical examiner is reviewing the case of a 28-year-old man who died about two weeks after sheriff’s deputies used a stun gun on him. The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/1J7EdwP ) reports the incident happened Dec. 1 near a Pensacola elementary school. Continue Reading...

Why You Shouldn’t Sign a Prenup

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tamara-shayne-kagel/why-you-sh… About a year ago, my husband (then fiancé) and I had another couple over when the topic of prenuptial agreements came up. I reflexively said I would never sign a prenup and our friends were shocked. My husband had initially heard me say this when we were just beginning to date and I was studying community property law for Continue Reading...

New option for paying Florida child support

http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/11/new-optio… New option for paying Florida child support Individuals paying child support through the State of Florida previously had to mail a money order or check to the state. The state then disbursed funds to the required… Individuals paying child support through the State of Florida previously had to mail a money order or check to the state. The state then Continue Reading...

Man claims he died, so he didn’t have to pay child support

http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/12/man-claims-he-died-so-he-didnt-have-to-pay-child-support.shtml Man Claims He Died, So He Didn’t Have to Pay Child Support Florida parents seeking child support payments from uncooperative individuals know that when someone doesn’t want to pay child support, the excuses can become quite creative. While legitimate instances occur where people simply can’t afford to pay the support, there are also many times when someone just doesn’t Continue Reading...
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