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5 Things To Do When A Client Calls From Jail

September 14th, 2017

When a person’s liberty is at stake, time is of the essence. Here’s what to do when a call comes in from a client (or prospective client) in jail. Get the basic information. Find out the time and location of the arrest, the arresting agency, the charges (if known), the bail (if any and if known),… View Article

Stages of a Lawsuit

April 12th, 2017

At the Law office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., we understand, whether you are a Defendant or Plaintiff in a lawsuit, it can be a complex, stressful and confusing time.  Therefore, we have put together a basic outline you can use to familiarize yourself with how your case will progress.  Obviously, we can only… View Article

How I Was Called To The Legal Profession

March 2nd, 2017

One summer night before starting my senior year in high school, I was riding my bike home from a friend’s house. Out of nowhere a police cruiser abruptly pulled up onto the sidewalk, cutting me off.  It was so abrupt that I nearly fell off my bike and hit head first into a pole.  The… View Article
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Legal Marijuana: What You Need To Know To Legally Advertise To This Budding Economy

January 16th, 2017

One underreported outcome of the November elections is that nearly 25 percent of Americans now live in a state where recreational marijuana use is legal. Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and of course California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing the total to eight states, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Colorado, and the District of Columbia, while… View Article
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Avoiding Defamation on Social Media – Important!

December 22nd, 2016

Avoiding Defamation on Social Media: Know Your Rights What is Defamation?           Defamation is a statement that is communicated to another that expressly or by implication injures the reputation of another or causes others to not associate with that person or their business interests. While each state’s laws vary, the Florida… View Article
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Derivative or Direct Action Against a Shareholder?

December 22nd, 2016

What is appropriate…a derivative or direct action against a shareholder? Many people are not aware of the difference between a derivative vs. direct action against a shareholder and which is appropriate for their lawsuit. A derivative action is a lawsuit brought by a shareholder on behalf of the corporation or company. A derivative action allows… View Article
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The Person I Am Dating Is Newly Divorced, What Should I Know?

December 5th, 2016

Marriages sometimes end in divorce. While divorce is a legal process, the emotions that attach to it can range from anger and bitterness to sadness and grief. After all the dust settles and the judge signs the order, divorced people get back on the horse again. They start dating. They know at some point, questions… View Article

The Police Have Stopped Me, Now What Do I Do?

December 2nd, 2016

Know Your Rights: What to do When Pulled Over by the Police. The sight of flashing police lights behind you can be quite stressful for sure.  Was I speeding? Do I have anything in my vehicle that I should not have?  Did I have drinks while out at dinner? These and others may be a… View Article

The Recent Landmark Decision By the Florida Supreme Court – How Does It Affect My Foreclosure?

November 21st, 2016

In November 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided the case of Bartram v. U.S. Bank National Association. The decision is not good for homeowners facing foreclosure. Here is what you need to know about the case: The main question that the Florida Supreme Court had to answer was whether the five-year statute of limitations applied… View Article

Thinking of Representing Yourself?? Pro Se?

November 17th, 2016

The term “pro se” means representing yourself in a legal proceeding. This a valid option however, you need to decide if it is the best option for you. There are many advantages to hiring a lawyer for your case. A lawyer knows how to navigate the legal system where as a pro se litigant most… View Article

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