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Can Social Media be used as Evidence in Florida Courts

What does this mean in terms of your social media posts or posts that you are tagged in or mentioned in? Social media posts could potentially be used in dissolution of marriages, family law cases, civil cases, personal injury cases, auto accident cases, and criminal cases. ...

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Foreclosure Defense Update – Bank cannot Collect on Payments Missed

The Florida Supreme Court previously held that a lender was not precluded by the five-year statute of limitations from filing a foreclosure action, as long as the alleged subsequent default occurred within five years. However, the Florida Supreme Court failed to expand upon whether the lender is able to collect the payments missed outside of the five-year statute of limitations. In a recent Fifth District Court of Appeal case, the appellate court held that the lender is prohibited from collecting payments missed more than five years prior to the filing of the foreclosure action. ...

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When may a court terminate visitation rights?

When the safety or welfare of a minor child is at risk, a court may need to terminate visitations rights. However, a court must follow very strict procedures to do so, even when it must be done on an emergency basis. Although termination of visitation rights is disfavored, the trial court has discretion to restrict or deny visitation when necessary to protect the welfare of the children....

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What to do with a House during a Divorce in Florida

In a divorce, the parties will need to decide whether to sell or keep the marital home. While some parties become very attached to the marital home or wish to keep the marital home for the stability of the children, others approach the marital home as a pure financial decision. When determining what to do with the marital home, there are essentially three options....

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7 Things To Do After Your Divorce

After a divorce is finalized, the hardest part of the case is typically over. However, there are still some housekeeping matters that need to be completed to allow for a seamless transition to your post-divorce life. 1. Get a Certified Copy of the Divorce Decree After the divorce is finalized, you will at some point in the future need a certified copy of the divorce decree. It may be required when purchasing a home, traveling out of the country, getting a passport, or during some other life event. It is advisable to purchase a certified copy of the divorce decree shortly after...

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