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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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    • How is Child Custody Determined?

      Child-related matters are among some of the most emotionally challenging legal issues for parents during the divorce process. If you are getting divorced, it is important to understand how such ...

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    • Moving with Your Children After a Divorce

      You cannot expect your life to remain the same after divorcing your spouse. If you are planning to relocate, but have children, the process of relocating may be a bit more complicated for you and your ...

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    • Effectively Co-Parenting After a Divorce

      If you and your former spouse share custody of your children , you are certainly all too familiar with the obstacles of co-parenting in the aftermath of a split. With some helpful tips and good faith ...

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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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    • Juvenile Crimes in Florida

      Any crime committed by a child under the age of 18 is considered a juvenile crime. While a minor can get arrested and charged for the same crime as an adult, the process and end result are different . ...

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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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    • 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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    • Tips on How to Handle Your Divorce at Work

      Divorce is a challenging experience for spouses to navigate, especially when it comes to trying to focus on work. If you are ending your marriage and having trouble getting through the workday, our ...

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    • How is Child Custody Determined?

      Child-related matters are among some of the most emotionally challenging legal issues for parents during the divorce process. If you are getting divorced, it is important to understand how such ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Three Types of Assets Unique to High-Asset Divorces

      When you and your spouse choose to pursue a divorce, you’ll need to equitably divide all of your marital property through the process known as “asset division” or “property division.” Through this ...

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    • Do You Really Want the House in the Divorce?

      The house is often one of the most controversial issues in a divorce , second only to concerns about child-care and custody. The house represents more than just a place to live, or a simple asset. It ...

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    • How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida?

      When I meet with new divorce clients in my Leesburg, Florida law office, after asking how much a divorce costs , people usually ask: "How long does a divorce take?" The answer, of course, is, "It ...

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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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    • 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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