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Blog Posts in 2020

  • COVID-19 Lockdown Could Lead to More Divorces

    || 6-Apr-2020

    Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the COVID-19 outbreak is a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the United States and many countries throughout the world have issued “stay-at-home” orders to have people isolate themselves at home in order to “flatten the curve.” Although being at home with a spouse all day and every day can bring a couple closer ...
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  • Can I Obtain a U.S. Passport with a Felony Record?

    || 18-Mar-2020

    Many, if not most Americans end up traveling abroad at some point in their lives. After all, it’s very common for people to travel overseas to visit family, for their jobs, or for vacation. If you were previously convicted of a crime, as a term of your probation or parole, you may have been prohibited by the court to leave Florida, let alone the country. Now, you have completed your sentence ...
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  • Covid - 19 (Coronavirus)

    || 12-Mar-2020

    Rest assured, we are clean! Coronavirus Precautions In-House Here at Albaugh Law Firm we are adhering to the CDC and OSHA guidelines to the best of our ability in order to keep all staff, visitors, and clients safe and healthy! We are washing our hands frequently with anti-bacterial hand soap, wiping down all common areas several times a day with antiseptic wipes and generally keeping everything ...
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  • What Happens to Debt When Someone Dies?

    || 4-Mar-2020

    If you’re like most people, you don’t enjoy contemplating your own mortality. In fact, this is such a sensitive subject that a lot of people, including high-net-worth individuals, never create an estate plan. But have you ever wondered about your debt and what would happen to it if you died? If you’re married, would your spouse be on the hook for it? Could your family members ...
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  • Can I Be Deported for DUI?

    || 17-Feb-2020

    “Florida has long been home to a large number of immigrants, many of whom hail from the Caribbean. One in five residents in the state is an immigrant, together making up more than a fourth of Florida’s labor force. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Florida’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions ...
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  • Can You File Bankruptcy if You're Unemployed?

    || 3-Feb-2020

    If you’re unemployed and having a hard time paying your monthly bills, you may be considering bankruptcy and reasonably so. But you may also be wondering if you can file for bankruptcy when you’re unemployed. Will unemployment be a problem? It depends on the type of bankruptcy you’re interested in. Generally, if you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the fact that you’re unemployed ...
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  • Will My Case Go to Trial?

    || 15-Jan-2020

    If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions going through your mind right now. Will you be found guilty? Will you be incarcerated? How much will the fines be? Will you lose your job? And, will your case go to trial? For the purposes of this article, we’re going to discuss the last question about the likelihood of your case going to trial. ...
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  • Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products in U.S. Increases to 21

    || 7-Jan-2020

    As part of sweeping spending bills signed by President Donald Trump in December 2019, the minimum age to purchase cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products in the United States is now 21 years old. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the news on December 21, 2019, and plans to submit a final rule within 180 days. The new law addresses the nationwide concern about ...
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  • Beginning January 1, 2020, motorists in Florida will be ticketed if police catch them texting while driving. The law went into effect in July of 2019, but drivers were given a learning period to get used to the changes and understand what constitutes prohibited behavior. That meant, for the past 5 months, law enforcement officers were only issuing warnings to violators. Now, they'll be issuing ...
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  • Can Child Support Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

    || 1-Jan-2020

    “Sometimes it’s difficult to collect past-due child support, especially when those amounts reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. The average amount owed among noncustodial parents with child support debt is more than $21,000,” according to the Office of Child Support Enforcement. If you can relate to the above paragraph because you too have had difficulty paying your child ...
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