To Blow Or Not To Blow…

If you have been pulled over for a DUI, failed the field sobriety exercises, and told you are under arrest, the next step is submission to a breath test.  You will be asked if you will submit to a breath test.  You can refuse.  You have to determine if this is the best choice for you in the moment. If you refuse to submit to a breath test, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended for a year in Florida.  Read More

Prenuptial Agreements Don’t Deserve a Bad Reputation

In popular media prenuptial agreements are associated with rich eligible bachelors protecting themselves against greedy would-be “gold diggers.” The reality is a lot less dramatic and does not have to be so confrontational. In fact, they’re growing in popularity among a wide variety of income groups. Everyone wishes for their happily ever after, and a prenuptial agreement can actually help with that. It can protect Read More

The Complicated Relationship Between Marijuana and Florida

As Marijuana becomes more legally available throughout the country, it’s important to take a beat and consider the complex nature of jurisdictions and their impact on drug possession charges. While several states have completely “legalized” marijuana possession,it is important to remember it is still illegal at the federal level and in Florida. To make it even more complicated, even within Florida, different counties Read More

What to Expect During a Family Law Consultation

When it comes to the law, just about everything can be taken personally. They set the rules for how we interact with each other as a society, but when it comes to family, your issues are more than just statutes in legislation. When clients come to our office, they’re often experiencing one of the most difficult times in their lives, but you should remember that you’re not alone. If you’re looking for a lawyer that Read More

How Do I Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer That’s Right For Me?

Being accused of a crime is a stressful and traumatic experience that can happen to anyone. When your freedom or reputation is on the line, the last thing you want is to deal with a lawyer that doesn’t take you or your case seriously. Not every lawyer is equipped to provide the empathetic and effective representation you need. There are some key characteristics to look out for when selecting a criminal defense Read More

What You Need to Know About Parenting Plan Modifications in Florida

A good parenting plan should be airtight and account for all types of circumstances. It should work for your family regardless of how old your children are. If you feel something is missing or needs to be changed in your filed parenting plan, it’s important to know some of the key requirements for making that change. In order to modify a parenting plan in Florida, there must be a substantial, material, and Read More

What You Need to Know About Parenting Plans in Florida

When parents divorce in Florida, one of their main concerns is usually the custody of the children. It’s a highly emotional aspect of divorce that you can negotiate with your spouse and finalize in a parenting plan that outlines how you will both share the rights and responsibilities of raising your children. This plan will cover issues like the following: Sharing of parental rights, responsibilities, and child care Read More

What Are Marital Assets and How Are They Distributed?

When you’re preparing for divorce in Florida, there are several steps you need to take. After you and your spouse have spent years or even decades as a couple, you both have to decide how some things will be shared- like child custody- and how others will be divided- like the marital assets. In this blog, we’ll explain how marital assets are defined and how they are distributed under Florida law. What are Marital Read More

My Ex-spouse Isn’t Abiding by Our Parenting Plan – Can I Change It?

In Florida, parenting plans spell out the responsibilities of each parent and the time-sharing schedule for the child. It can be frustrating when an ex-spouse doesn't comply with the established parenting plan. Florida courts have the power to enforce parenting plans and to change them.  What if you want to change the plan?  To change or modify the plan, one must petition the court to modify the parenting plan. If Read More

Record Sealing and Expungements In Florida

If you were arrested but not convicted of a crime, your record may be eligible for sealing or expungement in Florida. You cannot expunge or seal your Florida record if you have ever been convicted of a crime.  What’s the Difference Between Sealing and Expungement? The main difference between sealing and expungement is that when records are sealed, they still exist; however, the public cannot view them. Most Read More