Legal Blog

What to Do When Your Business Is Being Sued

October 20th, 2018

As a business owner, you enter the world of entrepreneurship feeling optimistic and excited to pursue your goals. While business ownership offers many rewards, it also makes you vulnerable to legal action from unhappy customers, vendors, or other parties. Make sure you understand the implications of being sued and know exactly how to react to… View Article

Healthcare Fraud: Why Charges Are Pursued So Aggressively

October 10th, 2018

Any system is vulnerable to fraud, especially our healthcare system. In fact, it is believed that nearly 10% of all money spent in the American healthcare system is paid out to fraudulent claims. It’s important to understand the definition of healthcare fraud and realize that charges are pursued aggressively by the government. If you find… View Article

What to Do If You Are Accused of Business Fraud

September 20th, 2018

What Is Business Fraud? Business fraud is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous different crimes. It is considered any act committed by or through a business that is intended to deceive someone with false representation of the facts. As such, business fraud can be committed by anyone connected to a business. Most business fraud is… View Article

Will White Collar Crime End Mychal Kendricks’ NFL Career?

September 10th, 2018

NFL linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been making headlines recently, but not for his athletic prowess. Kendricks pleaded guilty to federal charges of insider trading and will be sentenced in January 2019. It might sound like pleading guilty to a federal crime would halt a football career, but Kendricks actually just signed a one-year deal with… View Article

What You Need to Know About Choosing a Business Structure

August 20th, 2018

As a business owner, you are responsible for making serious decisions that impact your success for many years to come. One such decision is selecting the best type of business structure for your company. Does a sole proprietorship make more sense for you? What about an LLC or a partnership? Learn about each so that… View Article

Can You Stop Your Home Foreclosure?

August 10th, 2018

If you are suddenly finding yourself in the very difficult position of being unable to afford your house payments, you may fear that a foreclosure is right around the corner. This is frightening, but preventing a home foreclosure isn’t as impossible as it sounds. Here’s what you should know to protect your largest and most… View Article

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
relocate

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