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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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Disestablishing Paternity in Florida

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

There is a huge difference between legal paternity and biological paternity. Biological paternity means that a person has physically fathered a child. On the other hand, legal paternity refers to the man with the responsibilities and rights of a parent to a child. For someone to be considered a legal father in Florida, paternity… Read More »

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Is It Better To Settle My Car Accident Case or Go to Trial?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

After a Florida car accident, you can receive financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other accident related expenses and losses. Often, when people think of car accident cases, they think of being on the witness stand in a courtroom. Many people assume that the only way… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution FAQs

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In Florida, family courts follow the principle of equitable distribution when distributing property between divorcing spouses. Equitable distribution laws can be complex. As divorce attorneys, we get a lot of questions about equitable distribution. This is why we decided to summarize Florida’s equitable distribution laws by answering some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs)… Read More »

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What Is the Importance of Establishing Paternity in Florida?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In Florida, the husband is considered the child’s legal father when a child is born to married parents. When a child is born to married parents, the husband does not need to take any action to establish paternity. On the other hand, if a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity must be established…. Read More »

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How Long Will It Take To Resolve My Florida Car Accident Case?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

After suffering injuries in a Florida car accident because of another party’s negligence, you can recover financial compensation from the negligent party. One of the main questions we get from car accident victims is how long it takes to resolve car accident cases and recover compensation. If you were recently involved in a Florida… Read More »

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Common Mistakes To Avoid After a Car Accident (Part 2)

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

After an auto accident, it is crucial that you avoid making mistakes that could adversely affect your chances of recovering fair compensation from the negligent party. In this second part of the article, “Common mistakes to avoid after a car accident,” we share five mistakes to avoid after a car accident. Admitting Fault After… Read More »

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