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Is Your Ex Going To File For Sole Custody?

Divorce can be an agreeable affair where both parents agree on what is best for their children, and both get through the proceedings without harming the parent-child relationship.  Let’s be serious; most divorces are not agreeable affairs.  Perhaps one of the biggest areas of disagreement is whether the parents should share custody of the child, […]

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Paternity Issues in Florida: How to Establish – or Disestablish – Paternity

In Florida, when a mother is married and gives birth, the law assumes the child’s father is the mother’s husband. But when the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established, either voluntarily or through a court order. Voluntary Acknowledgement: If the mother and alleged father agree on who […]

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Three Things You Need to Know About Domestic Violence in Florida

Domestic violence can take place in a variety of forms – some of which are visible, others are more difficult to detect. Noticeable bruises, injuries, and other types of identifiable trauma can serve as prominent signs of physical domestic violence. This type of domestic battery is aggressively prosecuted in the state of Florida, with penalties […]

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What Not to Do on Social Media: Woman Live-Streams Herself While Driving Drunk in Florida

A Lakeland story involving a 23 year-old who live-streamed herself driving under the influence is making national headlines.  On Saturday, the Lakeland Police Department received 911 calls about a possible drunk driver, Whitney Beall, using the social media App Periscope to broadcast herself. Periscope is a live video streaming platform and allows you to video-record […]

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Sealing/Expunging a Criminal Record in Florida

SEALING AND EXPUNGING CRIMINAL RECORDS IN FLORIDA As a criminal defense attorney, I am often asked about how to seal or expunge a criminal record in Florida.  In today’s post, I will answer some of the most common questions about sealing and expunging criminal records, including:  What is the difference between sealing and expunging a […]

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