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5 Crucial Things To Know Before Filing an Auto Accident Claim in Lakeland

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

After being involved in a Lakeland car accident because of another party’s negligence and suffering severe injuries, you can file a car accident claim against the negligent party and recover financial compensation. If you have never had to file an auto accident claim before, there are several crucial things you probably don’t know about… Read More »

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Things To Do To Prepare for Divorce Mediation

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

If you and your spouse have made the decision to get divorced and don’t want to go to divorce court, one of the options available to you is divorce mediation. Divorce mediation entails working with a neutral third party known as a mediator. The role of a mediator is to help divorcing spouses reach… Read More »

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Tips for a Successful Mediation Process

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

When dealing with a family law issue such as divorce, child support, child custody (timesharing), or paternity, it is crucial to consider alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. ADR methods can offer significant advantages when addressing family law issues, such as cost-effectiveness, timeliness, confidentiality, and preservation of relationships. Mediation is one of the types of… Read More »

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Establishing Negligence in a Florida Auto Accident Case

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

An auto accident can be a life-changing event. Car accidents result in substantial medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, pain and suffering, and many other losses and damages. Fortunately, in Florida, like in many other states, you may be entitled to financial compensation if you are involved in an auto accident. You can… Read More »

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Situations When Divorce Mediation May Not Work

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Divorce mediation has become a popular option among many divorcing couples. Mediation entails working with a neutral third party, called a mediator, whose work is to facilitate communication between the divorcing spouses and help them reach a mutually agreeable and beneficial agreement. More and more people are opting for divorce mediation, as this option… Read More »

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What Happens if You Are Involved in an Auto Accident With an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Being involved in an auto accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience. The stress can be even greater if you are in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. Unfortunately, the reality is that many drivers in Florida are either uninsured or underinsured. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), in 2019,… Read More »

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4 Crucial Things To Know About Child Support in Florida

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In Florida, after parents get a divorce, one parent may be required to send the other parent child support every month. Child support plays a crucial role after a divorce. It is meant to provide financial help to children to ensure they are well taken care of despite their parents no longer being together…. Read More »

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Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases in Florida

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

When a car accident occurs, and more than one party is to blame, the principle of comparative negligence kicks in. Under comparative negligence, each party’s fault is assessed, and each party’s percentage of fault is assigned based on their contribution to the accident. Comparative negligence laws help determine how much the plaintiff is eligible… Read More »

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When Can a Florida Court Order an Unequal Division of Marital Property?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In a Florida divorce, assets are categorized as separate or marital property. Only marital property is subject to distribution in a Florida divorce. Generally, marital property is any property acquired by spouses during their marriage. This is true regardless of which name is indicated on the property title. However, even property acquired before a… Read More »

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Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Florida Car Accident Cases

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

It can be overwhelming to suffer injuries in a car accident. Fortunately, people who suffer car accident injuries because of the negligence of other parties may be entitled to compensation for numerous damages. Often, car accident victims in Florida are entitled to compensatory damages. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may also… Read More »

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