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Common Mistakes After a Car Accident You Need To Avoid (Part 1)

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

The FLHSMV estimates that between January and the beginning of October, over 276,000 crashes occurred in Florida, with more than 9,400 of these crashes happening in Polk County. Because of how common car accidents are, you need to be prepared and know what to do in the event that you are involved in a… Read More »

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Some Crucial Things To Include in Your Florida Parenting Plan

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

A parenting plan must be established in any divorce action where children are involved. A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how divorced parents will raise their children. It outlines how divorced parents will share the duties of childcare and decision-making in regard to their children. It also outlines how you and… Read More »

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Here’s Why You Should Not Delay Seeking Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

One of the most crucial steps after a car accident is seeking prompt medical attention. Unfortunately, many people put off seeking medical attention after a car accident for various reasons. Putting off or delaying seeking medical attention after a Florida car accident can be a big mistake. Even if you don’t think you are… Read More »

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Debunking Common Myths About Timesharing in Florida

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In Florida, the legal term “timesharing” refers to the division of time each parent spends time with their child or children. Timesharing ensures children maintain a meaningful and healthy relationship with both parents even after divorce. Parents in Florida sometimes have some preconceived notions regarding timesharing. It is crucial for parents going through a… Read More »

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In a Florida Rear-End Accident, Is the Rear Driver Always To Blame?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Rear-end accidents are quite common in the United States of America. The NHTSA reports that rear-end collisions are the most frequently occurring type of collision. According to the NHTSA, rear-end crashes account for almost 30% of all auto accidents and cause many injuries and deaths annually. In Florida, the negligent party is liable for… Read More »

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When Does Child Support End in Florida?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Child support is a court-ordered responsibility that parents cannot waive. In Florida, child support covers, among other things, educational expenses, food, clothing, medical costs, and entertainment. The amount of child support a parent is required to pay is usually based on the Florida Child Support Guidelines. However, courts can deviate from the state’s Child… Read More »

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Your Guide to Rear-End Collision Claims in Florida

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rear-end collisions are the single most common type of multi-vehicle crash in the United States. Navigating the aftermath of a rear-end collision can be challenging. It is crucial that you have a full understanding of your rights and your options under state law. Within this… Read More »

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Four Tips to Help You Work Towards an Amicable Divorce in Lakeland, FL

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Divorce is a part of life for many people. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce (American Psychological Association (APA)). Virtually, every person has heard horror stories about divorce. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. With the right mindset and a proactive… Read More »

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What Parents Should Know About Florida’s Child Time-Sharing Reform

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

For divorced and separated parents, navigating issues related to child time-sharing is both sensitive and important. Earlier this year, Florida reformed its child time-sharing law. State courts are now required to work from the (rebuttable) presumption that a 50/50 time-sharing split is best. Here, our Lakeland time-sharing attorney provides an in-depth discussion of the… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Spousal Support Reform (2023)

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Spousal support (alimony) is payment(s) made by one spouse to the other during or after a divorce. State law governs spousal support cases. Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416)—legislation that radically reforms spousal support laws in Florida. It is crucial that parties to a divorce understand the new… Read More »

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