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    • Can I Reduce My Alimony Payments?

      When a couple gets divorced , it is common for one to pay alimony during and after the divorce is finalized. However, since life constantly changes, the order initially awarded may not always be ...

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    • Florida Post-Divorce Modifications: What You Need to Know

      Many people are under the impression that once a judge finalizes a divorce ruling, the affected parties have no say as to how the arrangement applies to the future. However, certain circumstances ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption

      If you married someone with children from a previous relationship and have an interest in expanding your role as a parent, you are probably considering adoption. Adopting a stepchild is not as complex ...

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    • Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?

      Can a Parent Deny a Grandparent Visitation? As a grandparent, losing visitation access to your grandchildren can be frustrating and scary. After a parental divorce , death, or another life event, one ...

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    • Will a DUI Conviction Affect My Child Custody Case?

      If you and your child’s other parents cannot agree on child custody yourselves, you will have to petition the court and leave the determination in their hands. However, if you have a previous DUI ...

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    • Common Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid

      Child custody matters are often deeply emotional and have serious ramifications, which is why it is crucial to avoid making costly mistakes throughout the process. An experienced attorney can guide ...

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    • What Is Credit Card Fraud?

      Under 18 U.S.C. § 1029 , it is a felony offense to knowingly intend to defraud a person and: Cause or arrange for another person to offer a credit card system member or agent one or more records of ...

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    • Florida Sex Crimes | Lewd or Lascivious Acts

      What Are Lewd or Lascivious Acts? Florida Statute § 800.04 outlines the types of offenses and acts that are considered lewd or lascivious acts. Offenses that are considered lewd or lascivious acts ...

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    • How to Get a Hardship License in Florida

      What Is a Hardship License & Why Might You Need One? People generally apply for a hardship license after their license is suspended or revoked. Your license can be suspended or revoked if you: Owe ...

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    • Are Divorce Records Public in Florida?

      In Florida, divorce records are public documents and are available to the general population. A person only needs to request another party’s divorce records from a court clerk in the county where the ...

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    • Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?

      Can a Parent Deny a Grandparent Visitation? As a grandparent, losing visitation access to your grandchildren can be frustrating and scary. After a parental divorce , death, or another life event, one ...

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    • Celebrating Father’s Day After Divorce

      With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be more nervous than excited if you have recently gotten divorced . What was previously a day spent with your nuclear family may look a little ...

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    • Domestic Violence Laws in Florida

      Florida has created criminal and family law statutes to the prosecution and prevention of domestic violence. This type of crime occurs when one party commits assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping, or ...

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    • Domestic Violence and Divorce in Central Florida

      Attorneys often get questions about domestic violence and divorce. If you’re considering a divorce in central-Florida and one spouse has been accused or convicted of domestic violence , you may ...

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    • The Far-Reaching Consequences of Florida Domestic Violence Charges

      When a family dispute turns into a domestic violence charge , the results can be devastating. Tempers flare, the police are called, and all of a sudden you could be facing a sentence that ranges from ...

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    • Florida Drug Charges and Penalties

      Florida law enforcement takes an aggressive stance on the possession and distribution of drugs. Prosecutors often seek to impose maximum fines and/or jail time. Five Drug Schedules Florida classifies ...

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    • Marijuana Legalization in the Sunshine State: What You Need to Know

      In the November election, 71% of Floridians voted in favor of Amendment 2, which expands the list of medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Amendment 2 went into effect on January 3, ...

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  • DUI
    • Boating Under the Influence: Don’t Drink and Boat

      According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida leads the country in annual boating accidents and deaths. A great deal of these accidents are caused by people drinking alcohol while driving water vessels. ...

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    • The Villages, Florida: Can You Get a DUI on a Golf Cart?

      A 45-year old man was recently arrested for driving a golf cart with a blood-alcohol level 3 times over the legal limit. The arresting officer treated this discovery as he would any other discovery of ...

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    • What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

      When you’re dealing with a legal matter, it’s extremely important that you have who can represent you and your interests. Representing yourself is not advised: lawyers won’t do it because even they ...

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    • Driving with a Suspended License in Florida

      Driving with a suspended license in Florida is a criminal offense. Depending on the reasons for the suspension and whether you have had prior charges of driving with a suspended license, the charge ...

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  • FAQ
    • Can a Florida Law Enforcement Officer Detain You Without Arresting You?

      Yes, with limitations. Under Florida law, based upon reasonable suspicion that you may be involved in criminal activity, a police officer may require you to identify yourself and explain your presence ...

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    • What to Expect in a Florida Divorce?

      Divorce is a painful and difficult experience. If you understand the functions and limitations of the Florida legal system, the process becomes more tolerable. This should provide you with a greater ...

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    • Can a Frisk Turn into a Full-Blown Search?

      When frisking a person for weapons, the police are attuned not only to the feel of possible weapons under clothing, but also to the feel of packaged drugs. Although a frisk may not turn up a weapon, ...

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    • Boating Under the Influence: Don’t Drink and Boat

      According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida leads the country in annual boating accidents and deaths. A great deal of these accidents are caused by people drinking alcohol while driving water vessels. ...

      Read More
    • The Villages, Florida: Can You Get a DUI on a Golf Cart?

      A 45-year old man was recently arrested for driving a golf cart with a blood-alcohol level 3 times over the legal limit. The arresting officer treated this discovery as he would any other discovery of ...

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    • What Are the Penalties for White Collar Crimes?

      A white collar crime is any non-violent, illegal activity committed through deceit with the intention of increasing personal finances. These crimes don’t need to be committed on a massive scale to be ...

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    • Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?

      Can a Parent Deny a Grandparent Visitation? As a grandparent, losing visitation access to your grandchildren can be frustrating and scary. After a parental divorce , death, or another life event, one ...

      Read More
    • Will a DUI Conviction Affect My Child Custody Case?

      If you and your child’s other parents cannot agree on child custody yourselves, you will have to petition the court and leave the determination in their hands. However, if you have a previous DUI ...

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    • Reasons Why Couples Often Get Divorced

      There are numerous reasons why couples get divorced . While some are able to weather these storms, others may consider them dealbreakers and choose to dissolve their marriage as a result. In many ...

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    • Florida Gun Charges and Penalties

      Many Floridians have strong feelings about firearms possession. But, because of the technicalities concerning Florida’s weapon and firearm laws, people can easily find themselves on the wrong side of ...

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    • How to Challenge a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

      Based in Leesburg, Florida, The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher Can Help Prenuptial agreements are more popular today than they were 20 years ago. People with significant wealth are getting married for ...

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    • What Is a Separation Agreement?

      Florida does not recognize legal separation, however, a couple that wishes to separate without going through divorce has other legal options. These options include: Postnuptial Agreements A ...

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    • Florida Sex Crimes | Lewd or Lascivious Acts

      What Are Lewd or Lascivious Acts? Florida Statute § 800.04 outlines the types of offenses and acts that are considered lewd or lascivious acts. Offenses that are considered lewd or lascivious acts ...

      Read More
    • Sexual Battery Charges in Leesburg, Florida

      You’re probably very familiar with the term “rape,” which is commonly called “sexual assault.” Here in Florida, the offense of rape or sexual assault is called “sexual battery” under Section 794.011 ...

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    • Sexual Battery Charges in Leesburg, Florida

      You’re probably very familiar with the term “rape,” which is commonly called “sexual assault.” Here in Florida, the offense of rape or sexual assault is called “sexual battery” under Section 794.011 ...

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