Recent Blog Posts
Can I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if I’m Unemployed?
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies offer different benefits. Chapter 7 is generally reserved for low-income debtors who have significant unsecured debt, such as credit card debt, medical debt, personal loans, and old taxes. Through Chapter 7, debtors are able to “discharge” or wipe out certain types of debts. Meanwhile, Chapter 13 is a… Read More »
First DUI Penalties in Florida
Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes? If so, you probably have a lot of questions going through your mind right about now. “Will I go to jail? Will I pay fines? Will I lose my driver’s license? Will I have… Read More »
You Lost Your Job Because of COVID-19: Is Chapter 7 an Option?
In light of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), this article is very timely. After President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in mid-March, movie theatres shut down, schools switched to online learning, concerts and events were canceled, and “non-essential” businesses were ordered to close their doors. The result? Millions of Americans lost their jobs and… Read More »
Resisting an Officer Without Violence in Florida
You’ve probably heard the term “resisting arrest” on many occasions, especially on TV or in the movies. Usually, a police officer is depicted as trying to arrest someone and the person shouts obscenities, refuses to get out of their car, refuses to be detained, or runs away from the cop. Once the officer catches… Read More »
Can I Travel Abroad with a Felony Record?
If you’re a U.S. citizen who was convicted of a felony in the past, you may be wondering if you can travel abroad with a felony on your record. This is a very good question and one that should be answered before you book your big trip. For starters, let’s discuss U.S. passports. Generally,… Read More »
How COVID-19 is Impacting Child Support Cases
Around the middle of March, American’s lives changed forever. It was around that time that President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Within weeks of the president’s order, people were told to practice social distancing, schools were closed, and non-essential businesses were shut… Read More »
Underage Possession of Alcohol in Florida
In all 50 states, it’s illegal for anyone below the age of 21 to possess or purchase alcohol. The only time someone who is under the age of 21 can possess alcohol is when they’re employed in an establishment, such as a restaurant that serves alcohol, and they have to handle or otherwise come… Read More »
Amid COVID-19, Florida Governor Suspends Foreclosures
Since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to COVID-19, Americans’ lives have been turned upside-down. Schools have been closed and students switched to online learning. Businesses everywhere have shut down. Concerts, conventions, and events have been canceled, and even movie theatres have closed their doors. As a result, millions of Americans have… Read More »
Impact of Coronavirus on Time Sharing
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) several months ago, family law courts have been asked to weigh in on the question of whether or not the shelter in place mandates, and specific health and safety concerns parents have override their existing time sharing orders. In what appears to be an attempt to avoid… Read More »
COVID-19 Lockdown Could Lead to More Divorces
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… Read More »