Divorce Advice for Men: 8 Common Mistakes That Destroy Leverage

Men can face very specific repercussions during and after a divorce. By not committing the following common mistakes, they can at least minimize the damage they do to their lifestyle, their assets, and their children’s lives.

Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer When You First Meet

What exactly are you supposed to ask the divorce lawyer at your first meeting?  If you’re like most individuals going through a divorce, you have no clue what is important and what is not. We are going to help you out.  Below is an exhaustive list of questions that you should ask the divorce lawyer you …

Case Management Conference and Your Florida Divorce

At the basic level, a case management conference is like a “status check” for the judge to check on the case. The judge can make sure everything is moving along just fine, and offer the parties the opportunity to ask for any help they might need.

Handling Impaired Parents in a Florida Child Custody Case

A parent must be able to identify an impaired parent and prove it to the court to protect their child. Here we discuss how its done.

Using Social Investigation to Make a Parenting Plan Recommendation

What you do when the parents just can’t come to an agreement on what parenting plan is best for the children? The most under utilized option is to get an expert involved to do a Social investigation.

Top 30 Florida Parenting Classes For Divorce Courses

Florida law requires every parent involved in a divorce proceeding to take an educational parenting course. It doesn’t matter if you’re the worst parent or the best parent in the world; this is a mandatory course and is a bare minimum of education for both parents in Florida divorce.

Parenting Plans: Avoiding An Agonizing Custody Settlement

We require our clients with children to read this post. That’s because they need to understand how important the parenting plan in a Florida child custody case is in spelling out the rules of the road today and tomorrow. You will turn to this document when there is a conflict with the other parent again and again until …

When Your Ex Won’t Pay Alimony or Child Support [What to Do]

“He is not paying his child support and alimony” What good is going through the Court to get an order to collect child support and alimony if your ex (who is a non-custodial parent) is just going to ignore it? The answer is — very good. You just need to make sure you active to …

The Divorce Process: An all-inclusive roadmap to success

There is a better way to go through the divorce process. And that better way is outlined below. It a process that we designed at Denmon Pearlman so that we can: Reorganize your family after dissolving a problematic marriage; Minimize the time the process takes; Divide assets and debts of the marriage fairly and mutually beneficial when …

A Simple Marital Settlement Agreement in Florida [Samples & Template]

You know you need a settlement agreement to finalize your divorce. But it’s pretty hard to visualize what a marital settlement agreement looks like without seeing one. Below we have a text version of a marital property agreement actually used by our firm to resolve a divorce case with assets, debts, children, and support. Even better, …

Deposition Objections: A Comprehensive Cheat Sheet + FAQs

The rules and procedures controlling depositions are neither technical nor complex. Yet many lawyers either don’t understand these rules. And many lawyers who do understand the rules of the game are quick to take advantage of an adversary who does not. This page is a cheat sheet that answers those terrible questions that tend to pop …

Last Will and Testament Florida: Requirements for a Valid Will in Florida

Each state has different requirements for Last Will & Testaments. Some states allow Holographic Wills. Holographic wills are written in the testator’s own handwriting and are signed by the testator. Witnesses are generally required, but they do not have to witness the actual signing of the will, they only have sign/attest to the will being …

Power of Attorney: Make Sure The Power Is In The Right Hands

How do you make sure the right decision get made on your behalf if your away? Perhaps you are travelling out of the County and the kids are staying with Grandma.  You need to make sure grandma has the authority to make decisions on your behalf  in case of emergency. There is a formal document you …

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust: A Sure-Fire Way to Bring Down Taxes

A primary estate planning goal is to minimize the amount of taxes that have to be paid out of the estate. Consider the proceeds from your life insurance policy after you are gone. Often a life insurance policy proceed that gets paid out can be quite heavy and big. In fact, it’s often one of the …

The Estate Lawyer Advantage | Through the Probate Process

The Estate Lawyer Advantage; How the right lawyer can save you time and money (while protecting you) during the probate process. Your loved one has passed. He or she knew that you were a trustworthy, reliable, and competent individual. And so you were named as the personal representative or fiduciary to make sure that the …

Planning for Incapacity: A Solid Way to Avoid Catastrophe

What happens if you end up in a hospital with a grave medical condition and or otherwise unable to make a financial decision or health care decision for yourself. You’re incapacitated, terminally ill, or your medical condition or otherwise. Who’s going to help make those decisions for you with the doctor on your behalf? If …

Estate Planning Checklist: How To Protect Your Family

You’ve worked hard during your lifetime which is why a comprehensive estate plan is vital to your family.  Countless hours at work. Late nights and weekends. You toiled away to be able to provide for yourself and your family. And along the way you start at the point something aside for your future. Something to retire …

Learn Your Options if Arrested for a Crime in Florida

Criminal charges are pending.  What can you do?  What are your options? Learn your options if arrested for a crime in Florida. Depending on your factual circumstances and criminal background there are an array of options for you if arrested for a crime in Florida. We discuss them generally below. Seek Dismissal This is the “homerun” …

36 DUI Defense Strategies That Work

I can’t think of an area of criminal defense that has more potential defenses than DUI. To give you a glimpse of how we think about this stuff, we have put together a list of  36 of our favorite theories of defense in DUI case. Now some of these are pretrial defenses.  That means we …

Outstanding Warrant: An Attorney’s Quick Guide in Tampa, Florida

“I think a warrant has been issued for my arrest!”. We’ve got you covered with a guide on arrest warrants in Tampa Bay, Florida!  Thinking that there is an outstanding arrest warrant and knowing that the police might bang on your door at any moment is trying and stressful.  But take a deep breath, we have …

Reducing a DUI to a Reckless Driving

Reducing a DUI to reckless driving in Florida is not uncommon for individuals that’ve been arrested for driving under the influence, especially if they already understand the advantages. Unfortunately, it’s hard to surmise if your case is a good candidate at the initial or secondary consultation with an attorney.  For one, you haven’t been assigned a …

How to Get a Possession Charge Dropped

Drug Possession Charges in Florida Florida criminalizes drug possession charges. We call these drugs controlled substances, and they are itemized in Florida’s laws. The average sentence for drug possession charges is anywhere between 15 days and 10 years depending on your history and type of possession charge.  List of Drug Charges in Florida Florida has a …

Florida Divorce Forms – The Definitive Guide

Divorce covers a wide array of financial and non-financial issues. Not surprisingly, there is a corresponding array of documents, also known as pleadings or forms, which are filed with the Court in Florida divorce cases. Divorce is Technically a Lawsuit This guide covers every type of Florida divorce pleadings or Florida divorce documents that get filed …

Drug Dealing in Florida

The penalties associated with drug dealing in Florida are more severe than the penalties for simple possession of drugs. While a individual possessing drugs may be eligible for diversionary programs for substance abuse help, Florida’s much stricter with those who are profiting from the sale of drugs. As a result, a proactive defense from the beginning …

Divorce Trials: What To Expect & How to Win [2018 Guide]

A trial in a divorce case is truly your “day (or more) in court.” As a caveat, very few cases actually make it all the way to a trial. Most cases end up in a settlement whereby the parties sign an agreement that resolves all of the issues such as domestic violence in a divorce. …

Divorce Pretrial Conference in Florida [Definition and FAQs]

If you’re reading this, a judge has issued a pretrial order requiring a pretrial conference in Florida divorce case. A notice to attend a pretrial conference is a sign that the court considers the case as moving towards a conclusion by trial. A pretrial conference in Florida divorce case is exactly that: an opportunity before …

How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge

Drug Trafficking charges in Florida can be confusing to understand. The purpose of Florida’s drug trafficking statute is noble —to target high-level drug dealers or traffickers and to make sure that these people have very serious penalties above and beyond what somebody gets for being a normal street-level dealer. As a result, drug trafficking charges in …

Punitive Damages in Florida Car Accident Cases

So what does punitive damages in Florida mean? Hulk Hogan made pretty big news with his verdict against Gawker Media in 2016. If you remember a Jury awarded the Hulkster 117 million dollars in compensatory damages. These are damages for the Hulk’s pain and suffering. For him. But the Jury really thought Gawker was a pile …

Florida Law DUI Refusal of Breath Test: What You Must Know

You were arrested. The cuffs were put on. But you followed your gut and refused to blow into the breath test machine. However, the arresting officer said that it could be “used against you”. He took your Florida driver license from you because you refused the to do the breath testing in the breathalyzer. Now …

DUI Urine Tests: Understanding the Law and When it’s Legal

If you have been lawfully arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), then the officer may ask you to submit to a breath, urine, or blood test. As we discuss below, the fact that you were lawfully arrested does not mean that the case can be proven against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Rather, a …

How The Car Accident Settlement Process Works

If you have been injured in a car accident, you’ve most likely experienced some significant out-of-pocket expenses from medical bills, as well as lost wages from not being able to return to work during recovery. In addition to the financial strain a car accident causes, you also may experience pain and emotional suffering. To recover …

Posting Online While Going Through a Divorce

Each of us has a personal social media account that we share with our friends on the Internet. We all have that one friend on social media that shares way too much personal information on the Internet. Through their posts you are able to see everything that goes on in their life without even asking …

Temporary Relief in Florida Divorce

There are two types of temporary relief a party can seek: Ex-Parte Emergency Relief Regular Temporary Relief Ex-Parte Emergency Relief When there is a true emergency the proper avenue for relief is an Ex-Parte Emergency Relief Motion. But BEWARE, what you may consider an emergency may likely not be considered an emergency for the Judge.  …

How to Beat a Traffic Ticket in Florida: Advice From a Criminal Lawyer

Every day, people across the great state of Florida are stopped, detained, and ticketed by law enforcement for allegedly committing traffic infractions. While most people decide to pay their ticket and move on with their lives, some choose to fight the ticket in court. Of these people, a great majority retain a criminal lawyer to …

How To File For Divorce In Florida [7-Step Guide]  

Want to figure out how to divorce in Florida? Not sure on the steps on filing for divorce? Before you file your own divorce, make sure you understand the legal process involved. As one of the most stressful events in life, getting a divorce is tough! This already stressful event becomes even worse when there …

How To File For Divorce In Florida [7-Step Guide]  

Want to figure out how to divorce in Florida? Not sure on the steps on filing for divorce? Before you file your own divorce, make sure you understand the legal process involved. As one of the most stressful events in life, getting a divorce is tough! This already stressful event becomes even worse when there …

Florida Bicycle Laws & Regulations

When cycling on one of many bicycle paths in the Tampa Bay or even on the roadways, it’s not only important to know bicycle safety but equally important to know the laws of operating a bicycle in Florida. Below is an illustration of Florida’s bicycle laws and regulations brought to you by Denmon Pearlman’s personal …

How Self Driving Cars Impact Traffic Law Enforcement [Infographic]

Self-driving cars are expected to become main stream within the next 5 years. Yet, we have little idea how it will impact our daily lives, insurance premiums and traffic law enforcement. Who will get the ticket in a car accident? This infographic compares self-driving cars to human drivers and explores the impact millions of self-driving cars …

What To Do after a Car Accident [13 Critical Steps]

Car accident cases are common but also costly. Our immediate actions or reactions contribute significantly to the outcome of the incident. This guide explains the 13 steps of what to do after a car accident. 1. Do not flee the accident scene Leaving the scene is the last thing to do when in a vehicle accident. …

Aggravated DUI In Florida: What Does It Mean?

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. It means a person drove a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These substances impair a person’s ability to drive. Drunk driving can cause a car accident or costly speed limit violations. It can even lead to injury, death and jail time. To avoid these …

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