Florida Seeks to Reduce Unnecessary Gun Use

The Florida Legislature will soon be returning to session, and one of the first bill proposals to be addressed is one involving a ban on backyard gun ranges, a gun law to be evaluated by the state House and Senate that’s being supported by local governments, police chiefs, and even the National Rifle Association (NRA). […]

Lawmaker Proposes New Witness Protection Law

A Tampa-based lawmaker named Ed Narain is spearheading a bill intended to protect the identity of a witness to a felony from being disclosed publicly.  Known as House Bill 475 (HB 475), it was submitted in October and is currently being reviewed by a Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Should the legislation pass, it will affect Florida’s […]

Dealing with the Florida Guardianship Program

Many children want to take care of their parents when they get older, especially if they become ill with a disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia that begins to rob them of their ability to make decisions about their financial future or long term well-being.  Last month, a man ran into this situation where he and […]

Florida Woman Alleges Will Defraudment

A will can be an extremely contentious issue among family, and now a Florida woman named Rose T. James is suing her family and the solicitor, claiming that her sibling Marie Britton defrauded her in not one, but two wills. James believes there was alleged forgery involved in the wills of James’ mother and aunt […]

Estate Planning for Single Individuals

When it comes to estate planning, many people believe it’s meant for married couples, yet it’s just as imperative that single individuals take the time to plan for their estate.  The issues that single individuals will deal with differ from a married couple, but it is no less important to take some time and  get […]

Florida’s Open Carry Bill Moves One Step Closer

Gun control has been a hot topic throughout the country due to the recent shootings in Texas and other states throughout the country.  There has been considerable debate as to whether federal and state governments should take additional gun control measures, leading to strong opinions among those who feel their second amendment rights may be […]

Understanding the Independent Act Doctrine

Not many people may be aware that in the state of Florida, co-defendants are nearly as much at risk of being arrested, charged, or convicted for whatever actions taken by their cohorts.  This applies even if the co-defendant did not commit the crime but did have knowledge of the elements of the criminal enterprise.  What […]

Estate Planning Taxes and Probate

A lot of discussion has revolved around estate taxes, to the point that many people believe them to be the most important factor when considering and developing an estate plan. Yet, if we take a look at current tax law, the federal estate tax exemption for U.S. citizens and residents is $5.43 million for individuals […]

Estate Planning Tips

When it comes time for retirement, there are several legal issues that need to be considered. These can include, but are not limited to, medical expenses, asset protection, the cost of long-term care and estate planning. If you’ve managed to plan well for your financial future, addressing these issues now will allow you to enjoy […]

Florida’s strict DUI protocols leave much to interpretation

Major changes in litigation, along with adjustments in the handling of driving under the influence convictions has made Florida one of the toughest states on DUI cases. It is one of the only charges where adjudication cannot be withheld, a legal maneuver that is often seen as a reasonable resolution to criminal offenses, including drug […]