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How to Handle False Accusations During your Divorce

During a divorce, emotions can run high. Disagreements can become conflicts, and conflicts can drive people to say things they do not really mean and believe simply to make their opponents look bad. Sometimes, facts are taken out of context to be used against former partners and in other cases, individuals completely fabricate claims in order to make themselves look better to the court. This might be done in an effort to come away with a larger share of their marital assets, to be given sole cus...

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11/24/2017 Comments(0)

The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem

When the court needs an unbiased perspective on a child’s best interest during a divorce proceeding, it may appoint a guardian ad litem for that child. The guardian ad litem’s role is to gather information about the child’s current lifestyle and personal needs and to use this information to make recommendations to the court about the child’s custody. Do not panic if the court appoints a guardian ad litem to help determine the ideal parenting plan for your child. You want ...

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11/22/2017 Comments(0)

Differences Between Car and Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks can be found on state roads, interstate highways, and in certain areas, local roadways throughout Florida. They go by a few different names: 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and semi trucks. All of these vehicles need different clearances and can fall prey to different roadway hazards than cars and other passenger vehicles. If you are involved in a collision with a tractor trailer, you can suffer a serious injury. Educate yourself about the differences between truck acciden...

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11/20/2017 Comments(0)

Who is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?

In a collision between a pedestrian and a car, the party whose negligence caused the accident is liable for the victim’s damages. To be negligent, one must fail to uphold his or her duty of care to others, which generally means he or she failed to drive or walk in a safe, responsible manner while obeying posted traffic and pedestrian laws. In Florida, most car accident victims are required to seek compensation for their damages through their own car insurance policies by filing personal in...

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11/17/2017 Comments(0)

Duty of Care Explained

In nearly everything we do, we have a duty of care to others. Duty of care is actually a simple concept: it is the responsibility to act in a manner to reasonably prevent accidents that can injure yourself or others. Exercising your duty of care can be as simple as driving at or below the speed limit or building a secure fence around your swimming pool. Negligence is a Lack of Providing One’s Duty of Care When a victim files a personal injury claim, he or she must prove that the negligent ...

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11/15/2017 Comments(0)


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