April 16, 2020

You may have heard the call to action to have estate planning documents prepared or updated in the event of significant life changing events such as marriage or the birth of a child.  One such event that sometimes goes unnoticed in this context, but can be equally important, is a divorce.  In an often stressful and difficult time, this is a step that can be easy to overlook entirely, but it can result in significant unintended consequences.  As such, estate planning and related considerations should not be neglected at the time of a divorce.  This i...

June 22, 2018

The refrain regarding the public nature of social media posts is ubiquitous, as are the endless examples in the news and media.  Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or any other platform, even the most seemingly innocuous post can have an impact.  The same is true in civil litigation.

Although a still evolving area of law, the case of Nucci v. Target Corp., 162 So. 3d 146, 152 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015) provides just one example of this.  The case involved a personal injury action against Target.  Target sought to obtain photographs from the Plaintiff’s...

December 19, 2017

In selecting auto insurance, the sometimes unfamiliar terminology and scant explanations can be understandably daunting, particularly when balancing significant considerations such as your budget and the coverage needed for you and your family.  But a less than fully informed decision can have significant consequences down the road.  One of the more important examples of this is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, or UM coverage, on your policy.  This coverage protects you in the event of an accident caused by another driver who lacks any i...

December 8, 2017

Going through a divorce is often a difficult and trying time in one’s life, and although the situation varies immensely person to person and family to family, part of this is characterized by the adversarial process itself.  This year, a new Florida statute went into effect which offers an alternative to the traditional adversarial approach.  The Collaborative Law Process Act, sections 61.55 – 61.58, Florida Statutes, formalizes a process which has been in practice in the state for many years.  According to section 61.55, the “purpose” section of th...

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