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The Power of the Appeal: Appealing Temporary Relief Orders

I received a call from a panicked attorney who had just lost a hearing. Her client was upset and she didn’t know what to do. She called me. She was an attorney from Washington D.C. who decided to take a case in Orange County, Florida. Her client lived in Washington D.C. and his Wife filed for divorce in Orange County, Florida. Assuming that it would be a simple and straightforward divorce she agreed to take the case. The Wife filed a Motion for Temporary Relief requesting alimony and child support. The Washington D.C. attorney attended the hearing via phone and...

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Why We All Must Care About The Law

Why We All Must Care About the Law By: Sherri K. DeWitt, Esquire DeWitt Law Firm, P.A. Our legal system is fundamental to the freedoms we enjoy. These freedoms are set forth in our state and federal constitutions, statutes and common laws. The legislature passes statutes or makes the laws, the executive branch enforces the law, and the courts interpret them. The court’s interpretations of the law can have a significant impact on our rights and freedoms. An employee, for instance, may be sued for violating a non-compete agreement. The Florida Legislature has passed and amended numerous laws regarding non-compete agreements. The courts have...

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How to Anticipate and Avoid Life’s Legal Problems

How to Anticipate and Avoid Life's Legal Problems By: Sherri K. DeWitt, Esquire DeWitt Law Firm, P.A. Before I went to Law School I had a career teaching at the University level. It was relatively calm, secure, and structured. You would think that would be comforting. However, it was not. I always wondered what would happen if I had to deal with some real life problems, outside of the Ivory Tower. In my bones I knew that someday I would have to face the practicalities and legalities of life's problems to come. The certainty that one day I would have to face these problems...

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