Legal Blog

The Law Office of Robert Eckard to Host a Divorce Asset Seminar for NBI

June 21st, 2018

As a trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983, the National Business Institute provides practical, skill-based CLE seminars and online CLE courses that attorneys and paralegals can use to enrich their daily work. The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates is honored to be contributing to the ongoing educational resources of… View Article
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How Can I Relocate With My Child After Divorce?

December 15th, 2017

One of the most common issues in family law is when one parent needs or wants to relocate with their minor child(ren).  Whether the reason for the proposed relocation is legitimate or not, the parent wishing to relocate must be aware of Florida Statute § 61.13001 BEFORE moving. Under § 61.13001, a parent may not… View Article
DUI, Driving Under Influence, FSE

Charged with DUI? The Truth About Field Sobriety Tests

December 8th, 2017

Recently charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence)? Video evidence taken during a Field Sobriety Exercise (“FSE”), may be the most damaging data to support the State’s DUI case against you.  The State will most likely use this evidence at trial.  The jury will watch the video of the traffic stop in order to decide… View Article

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
marijuana, marijuana law

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
defamation, social media

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
shareholder, derivative, direct

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