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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

Do I have to blow for a DUI stop??

November 4th, 2016

In Florida, anyone who accepts the privilege of driving (issued a driver license), is presumed to have given their consent to submit to a lawful request to provide breath, blood, or urine for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content or the presence of chemical or controlled substances (DUI)[section 316.1932 Florida Statutes]. The penalties for refusing… View Article

Do You Suspect Domestic Violence? Be AWARE!

October 27th, 2016

Do you suspect domestic violence? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a serious and preventable crime. It is important to be there and support victims and survivors of domestic violence. An important step in ending domestic violence includes educating the community. The following are 5 things you can do to support a… View Article

Can You Beat the Florida Foreclosure Clock?

July 29th, 2015

Is there a statute of limitations on foreclosure filings in Florida? This has been a very hot topic for the last few years in our courts. As thousands of foreclosure cases flood our Florida court system, a common theme has been risen especially on the older foreclosure filings.  Whereas many cases have a set maximum… View Article

Should I File Bankruptcy?

June 19th, 2015

Well, that answer depends on several things. In our “instant gratification” society many people find themselves deep in debt quickly.  Once over their head in bills some decide to consider bankruptcy protection to solve the problem.  The most common types of bankruptcy for individuals are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.  Chapter 11 is reserved for… View Article

Here’s Your Sign!

June 17th, 2015

Those immortal words of comedian Bill Engvall could not hold truer than with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s this week.  Does anyone remember our Fourth Amendment? In an effort to thwart car burglaries, Deputy Sheriffs are patrolling Pinellas County looking for unlocked vehicles.  When they discover a car with an unlocked door, they open it, lock… View Article

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