Month: November 2014

Marijuana Grow Houses and Legal Ramifications

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http://www.dmt-law.com/Blog/2014/November/Narcotics-Detectiv... Marijuana Grow Houses and Legal Ramifications Despite budget cuts and reduced overtime, Miami-Dade narcotics detectives continue to bust marijuana grow houses. Last months, local law enforcement took down 13 marijuana grow houses and made 11 arrests. The results netted approximately 500 pounds of marijuana with a street value in excess of $2 million. In addition to... [...]

What do Florida Courts Consider During Child Custody Disputes?

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http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/11/what-do-f... What do Florida Courts Consider During Child Custody Disputes? Children are always the most important aspect to consider during any divorce. Decisions regarding where the children will live and how they will be supported following the divorce is always fertile ground for dispute. Florida now places a greater emphasis on both parents being actively involved in the lives of... [...]

Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders?

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https://brickelllegal.com/domestic-violence-injunctions-qual... Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders? One of the first questions that a victim of violence should consider is how they can prevent the abuse from going any further. There are different types of injunctions that a victim in a relationship is able to pursue against their abusing partner. They include both dating violence... [...]

Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in my Florida Divorce?

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https://brickelllegal.com/financial-affidavits-mandatory/... Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in my Florida Divorce? In most cases, soon after we bring a new client in, we ask questions that lead to the completion of one of two different Family Law Financial Affidavits. This form is used to put the other party on notice of your current financial circumstances and is usually used in order to determine the proper equitable distribution... [...]

Reporting Alimony to the IRS

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http://www.davidbmitchell.com/blog/2014/11/i-receive-alimony...Reporting Alimony to the IRS Broadly speaking, alimony must be reported as income when a federal tax return form is filed with the IRS, regardless of whether the payment is made as a result of divorce proceedings or under a separate maintenance decree. Payments made under a written separation agreement between former spouses also falls into this category and must be reported... [...]