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I have a will, I won’t need to go through Probate.  Right?

One common misunderstanding many of our clients have is the belief that having a Last Will and Testament avoids the probate process.  Your Will is a probate document. Although the will is valid if it was executed properly, the Will must be admitted to the probate court to be effective.  Florida has laws regarding the ...
by Skiles Jones - July 12th, 2019

Don’t Ignore the Effects of an Expired Domestic Violence Injunction

Domestic violence injunctions are taken quite seriously in the state of Florida. They involve a two-step process. The first step consists of a court deciding if a temporary injunction, or restraining order, is needed while they consider whether a final injunction is necessary. The temporary injunction usually only lasts a few days, typically until the ...
by Thomas Feiter - March 21st, 2019

Can I Own Guns with an Injunction Against Me?

If you have been served an injunction, you may wonder just how this will impact other aspects of your life. Primarily, if you own a gun, you may wonder if it is now illegal to have it in your possession. This article will discuss the litigation that prohibits the possession of a firearm while under ...
by Thomas Feiter - March 14th, 2019

Ways to Stay Safe in an Abusive Situation

You are not alone if you’ve experienced domestic violence. Dealing with an abusive person is draining physically and mentally, making it difficult to leave. If you’re stuck in a violent situation in your home and cannot move right away, take a few steps to make your position safer. While your partner may promise you that ...
by Thomas Feiter - March 07th, 2019

Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Abuse

When you think about domestic abuse, you likely consider physical abuse first and foremost. Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence doesn’t solely involve bodily harm. Domestic abuse often begins far more subtly and subliminally. Even if your spouse or partner never lays their hands on you, you can still be a victim of domestic abuse. ...
by Thomas Feiter - February 21st, 2019

4 Things to Know About Domestic Violence Injunctions

Domestic violence runs rampant across the country and around the world. Victims often feel that they cannot leave their situation for many reasons, including psychological manipulation, financial dependence, and threats of violence. To give victims a voice and a chance to escape their abuser in Florida, they have the opportunity to file an injunction against ...
by Thomas Feiter - February 14th, 2019

Why Might a Court Deny an Injunction?

An injunction is an order from the court to either stop someone from doing something or to make them do something. Typically, an injunction is sought by one party for protection against another party. A court may grant or deny injunctions at any stage of litigation. If you seek an injunction against someone threatening to ...
by Thomas Feiter - February 07th, 2019

Can a Minor File a Request for a Restraining Order?

Domestic violence can occur to anyone. Perhaps most unfortunately, it can happen to a minor. If a child decides to take legal action against their abuser, they are allowed to under the law. Essentially, anyone can file a domestic violence restraining order regardless of age. This is to ensure that individuals in an abusive situation ...
by Thomas Feiter - January 24th, 2019

Can I Get an Injunction Against Me Lifted?

If someone issues a restraining order against you, that typically means you need to stay a certain distance from them. For harsher restraining orders, it may even require you to move out of the area or state. Each document can be different. Some may state that you cannot contact the other person, their children, or ...
by Thomas Feiter - January 10th, 2019

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